PHOSPHATE BASICS

About Phosphate

Phosphorus is one of the three macronutrients required for plant growth, along with nitrogen and potassium.  In the fertilizer world, phosphorus is often expressed in terms of phosphate.  When fertilizers list amounts of NPK, they are referring to the amount of Nitrogen (N), Phosphate (P205), and Potassium (K2O). 

Phosphate is the oxidized form of phosphorus, meaning it is phosphorus plus oxygen.  A phosphate compound consists of two phosphorus molecules and five oxygen molecules and is expressed as P2O5.  When phosphorus fertilizers are added to the soil, only a portion of the phosphorus is immediately absorbed by the plant.  The remainder is held by soil particles.  When plants require more phosphorus, the soil particles release phosphorus back into the soil solution.  This slow-release leads to stronger crop production over the years.

 

Crop Enhancement

Row Crops

Cannabis

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Row Crops

The production of row crops often involves continuous cropping and removal of plant materials. Consequently, soils can become low in nutrients including phosphorus. Without enough phosphorus, plants struggle to photosynthesize, transfer energy, and fully develop roots and stalks.

Before applying rock phosphate, conduct a soil test to determine how much material is required. Depending on the need, rock phosphate can be applied via multiple methods. Broadcasting can be used to add phosphorus to the soil either before seeding or during crop growth.

Tree Crops

Trees are reliant phosphorus for processes including energy transfer, root development, and photosynthesis.  Without sufficient amounts of phosphorus, trees will exhibit discolored leaves and stunted growth.

Phosphate applications help trees reach maximum flower and fruit development.  If trees do not have enough phosphorus, they will produce fewer flowers and fruit.

When applying organic phosphate to trees, it's best to use a banding method. This involves placing fertilizer in the root zone on one or two sides of the tree to allow for plant uptake.

Cannabis

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Phosphate application at the planting stage of Cannabis is essential for rapid and robust root development. Without enough phosphorus at this early stage, plants will struggle to photosynthesize, transfer energy, and develop roots and genetic material.

 

When plants enter the flowering stage, their phosphorus needs change.  The flowering and budding processes are highly reliant on phosphorus.

Whether cannabis is grown in hydroponic or soil-based systems, Falcon Isle offers products that fit your growing systems.  Finely pulverized rock phosphate can be applied to hydroponic solutions, and granulated or pelletized products are perfect for side-dressing or spreading.

Phosphates Role in Crop Nutrition

Phosphorus is responsible for a variety of plant functions and is a component of many necessary plant compounds.  Without phosphorus, plants struggle to complete the following.

  • Photosynthesis

  • Cell Division and Multiplication

  • Proper Root Development

  • Complete Crop Production

  • Efficient Bud and Food Development

 

All of the above are crucial for enhanced crop and plant development.

 

Today, more and more people are understanding the relationship and importance of plant and human health, therefore they are turning to organic products.  

Organic Fertilizers Help Replenish the Earth

Due to land degradation from commercial agricultural activity, phosphorus has been depleted from the Earth's soil.  When crops are removed, phosphorus is also removed, therefore, producers must continually apply phosphorus in order to replenish losses.  Without these applications, farmers are unable to achieve efficient and productive yields.

Not only do applications of phosphorus replenish the Earth, but they also improve human health. When plants receive proper crop nutrition, the harvested product contains higher levels of nutrients.  Upon consumption, these nutrients are passed to humans, resulting in increased health.  Today, more and more people are understanding the relationship and importance of plant and human health, therefore they are turning to organic products.

 

Falcon Isle - PhosAgri

Falcon Isle strives to produce organic phosphate that increases sustainable agricultural productivity while maintaining and exceeding social and environmental responsibilities.

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