Phosphorus deficiency made worse by

  • Acidic or very alkaline (calcareaus) soils
  • Low organic matter
  • Cold or wet conditions
  • Crops with a poorly developed root system
  • Soils with low P reserves
  • Soils with a high phosphate capacity
  • Iron rich soils

Phosphorus is important for

  • "Productive growth, i
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  • more tillers, quick canopy closure, strong stalk development, big root mass
  • High yield and sugar quality
  • Adequate P levels necessary in cane juice for proper clarification
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