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Home Publications National Nursery Proceedings 2003 Subsurface Banding of Phosphorus, Potassium, and Controlled Release Nitrogen Fertilizers in the 1+0 Year at J Herbert Stone Nursery

Subsurface Banding of Phosphorus, Potassium, and Controlled Release Nitrogen Fertilizers in the 1+0 Year at J Herbert Stone Nursery

At J Herbert Stone Nursery, fertilizer practices have evolved from pre-sow broadcast application of phosphorus (P) and potassium (K) fertilizers to exact placement of these fertilizers in a subsurface band at the same time the seeds are sown. Recent administrative studies at the nursery have shown that banding controlled release nitrogen (N) fertilizers with P and K fertilizers is effective in achieving the same or better seedling responses the first growing season as broadcast application of conventional N fertilizers. Subsurface banding of N, P, and K fertilizers at sowing can reduce soil compaction, decrease nitrate leaching, reduce salt buildup, reduce the potential for early season diseases, and can be less expensive.


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Author(s): David E. Steinfeld, Steven D. Feigner

Publication: National Nursery Proceedings - 2003

Event: Western Forest and Conservation Nursery Association Meeting
2003 - Coeur d'Alene, ID

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