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  1. Vol. 54 No. 3, p. 217-222
    Received: July 5, 1961

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Corn Growth and Composition in Relation to Soil Fertility: II. Uptake of N, P, and K and Their Distribution in Different Plant Parts during the Growing Season1

  1. J. J. Hanway2



Differences in soil fertility influenced the amounts of N, P, and K taken up by corn plants, but did not markedly change the seasonal pattern of uptake and distribution of these elements in the plants. Large proportions of the N and P and a small proportion of the K were translocated from other plant parts to the grain. Late in the season K was lost from the leaves to the stalks.

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