Kōrero: Superphosphate

Reactive rock phosphate fertiliser

Reactive rock phosphate fertiliser

Reactive rock phosphate consists of very fine particles and looks much like fine beach sand. It can be applied directly to pasture as a fertiliser. There is a direct reaction with acids in the soil – phosphate is slowly released and taken up by the pasture. The rock phosphate used to make superphosphate is too hard for this reaction to release enough phosphate.

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Arthur Duncan, 'Superphosphate - Superphosphate pros and cons', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/15576/reactive-rock-phosphate-fertiliser (accessed 2 October 2022)

He kōrero nā Arthur Duncan, i tāngia i te 24 Nov 2008