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Fertility studies reveal plant & soil needs


M.B. Jones

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California Agriculture 30(7):13-15. DOI: 10.3733/ca.v030n07p13. July 1976.


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Proper fertilization is important in realizing the great potential from the annual grasslands of California. One of the first studies indicated that forage production on improved dry-land pasture fertilized with nitrogen and phosphorus increased ten-fold over untreated pastures during the winter months of feed shortage. In another study it was found that fertilized pastures yielded about 3 1/2 times as much meat and wool as unfertilized pastures over the growing seas on.

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