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Field studies were conducted in 1985 and 1986 to compare the effects of banded ammonium polyphosphate (APP) and acid urea phosphate (AUP) on P nutrition and yield of potatoes (Solanum tuberosum L. cv. Russet Burbank). The studies were conducted on a Declo silt loam containing 9% CaCO3 equivalent. Soil NaHCO3-P values were 6.9 and 12.1 mg·kg-1 in 1985 and 1986, respectively. Ammonium polyphosphate and AUP were applied at planting in bands above the seedpiece at 0, 60, and 120 kg P/ha in 1985 and 0, 40, and 80 kg P/ha in 1986. Nitrogen fertilizer was applied at a uniform rate of 240 kg N/ha. In both years, petiole P concentrations for the APP treatments were higher than those for the AUP treatments during most of the tuber growth period and tuber yields were 9% to 15% higher with APP than with AUP.

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