Flue dusts as zinc fertilizers
A. Lloyd Brown, University of California
Richard G. Burau, University of California
David R. Giger
California Agriculture 31(8):16-17. DOI: 10.3733/ca.v031n08p16.
A. Lloyd Brown is Lecturer in Soils and Plant Nutrition, Department of Land, Air, and Water Resources, and Specialist in the Experiment Station; Richard G. Burau is Associate Professor of Soil Science, Department of Land, Air, and Water Resources, and Associate Soil Chemist in the Experiment Station. University of California, Davis. David R. Giger was Laboratory Assistant in the Department of Land, Air, and Water Resources.
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As pollution control becomes more and more important, many industrial plants must collect particulate matter from their stacks which would otherwise be distributed over the nearby landscape. Some of these materials, with or without further treatment, are being sold or potentially could be sold as micronutrient fertilizers, especially zinc fertilizer. The efficacy of these materials in comparison to zinc sulfate (ZnSO4), which is the most common zinc (Zn) fertilizer at the present time, was investigated.