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Chemical Composition, Nutrient Absorption, and Stalk Rot Incidence of Corn as Affected by Chloride in Potassium Fertilizer1


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  1. Vol. 50 No. 8, p. 426-429
    Received: Sept 3, 1957

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  1. S. E. Younts and
  2. R. B. Musgrave2



High rates of chloride had little effect on the percentage of other elements in corn leaf tissue in field experiments, whereas total absorption of phosphorus, nitrogen, and magnesium was affected in pot experiments. Stalk rot incidence was decreased with increased potassium chloride applications but not with increased potassium sulfate and potassium metaphosphate applications.

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