[Market-farming] phosphate rock

wildernessflowers at comcast.net wildernessflowers at comcast.net
Sun May 1 15:03:01 EDT 2005

i concur

 There are  phosphate solubilizing bacteria that can help  availbe as commercial innoculats 


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> A lesson I learned the hard way about phosphate rock. When I farmed on
> the silt loam limestone soils of eastern PA soil tests always came back
> at 30lbs/a P. When I added P rock, it became tied up in the clay and
> rendered useless in just a month or so. Decayed covercrops chelates some
> but never enough so I switched to banding triple super phosphate and it
> remained soluble long enough to make a crop. Know your soil chemistry
> before spending a ton of money on P rock. . Bob.
> Sunny Meadow Farm
> Bridgeton, NJ.
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