PHOSPHORUS: Functions as Fertilizer

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by Robert M. [Bert] Hamilton (Compiler)

Originally published in The Orchid Doctor in 1980 and 1988

Posted by Sys Admin almost 4 years ago.

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It is essential to root growth and is necessary for the production of flowers, fruit and seed. A70-139 -- functions, generally = it is abundant in seeds and young growing tissue; is taken up relatively largely in the early life of the plant; mobile within the plant; in annual plants if sufficient is taken up early it can suffice for the life of the plant; application to non-orchid perennials is recommended at start of growth. AU75-45
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