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  • superiorbalancesheets superiorbalancesheets Aug 8, 2013 12:28 PM Flag

    Why apply potassium to certain crops

    Crops that benefit substantially, increasing yields from potassium application:

    Alfalfa
    Apples
    Bananas
    Beans (Phaseolus)
    Bermudagrass
    Celery
    Citrus
    Clover
    Corn Silage
    Cotton
    Grapes
    Palm Trees/Crops
    Pasture/Forage Grasses
    Peaches
    Pears
    Peppers
    Pineapple
    Potatoes
    Pumpkins/Squash
    Rice
    Small Grain Forage/Silage
    Sorghum Silage
    Soybeans
    Sugar Cane
    Sugar beets
    Sweet Potatoes
    Tobacco
    Tomatoes
    Vetch

    Improves a plants ability to combat disease, and to a lesser extent insect damage. Various authorities, reviewing the interaction of K nutrition and plant pests across a wide variety of crop species found the following benefits of proper K nutrition.

    --------- ----------------------
    Pathogen Yield Growth Increase From K
    --------- ----------------------
    Fungus 48%

    Bacteria 70%

    Virus 99%

    Nematodes 115%

    Insects, Mites 14%

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