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  1. Vol. 52 No. 6, p. 326-328
    Received: Oct 26, 1959

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Influence of Fertilizer Analysis and Placement on the Emergence, Growth, and Nutrient Absorption by Wheat Seedlings in the Greenhouse1

  1. K. Lawton and
  2. J. F. Davis22



Under greenhouse conditions, contact placement of wheat seed with 5-20-20 fertilizer at the rate of 500 pounds per acre seriouly delayed and reduced emergence of seedlings and subsequent growth. Similar placement of seed with 5-20-0 fertilizer was only slightly detrimental. Applying mixed fertilizer in a band below or 1½ inches to the side and 1½ inches below the seed was most desirable from standpoint of emergence, growth, and uptake of fertilizer phosphorus.

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