Table 20. Comparison Of Phosphorus Fertilizers

For 30 Lbs P2O5/Acre
CharacteristicsValue Of Fertilizer, $/TonQuantities NeededN Added
P2O5, %Energy Index, Gal/TonP2O5, $N + K2O, $Energy, $Total, $Typical Cost, $/Ton1Tons/AcreLbs/1000 Sq FtLbs/Acre
Organic
Poultrymanure
Cage layer1205112137727050
Broiler0.764410668029050
Compost0.4402184161480100
Bone meal
3-30-0301471916675810022
Tankage14.585714199199210514
Fertrell Gold SS
2-4-24≤ 502019≤ 52≤ 917501715
Inorganic
Hard rock phosphate301471471471002
Colloidal phosphate1888881501704
Superphosphate
0-20-020989801503
Triple phosphate
0-46-046226226226651.5
Monoammonium
phosphate, 10-53-05326062322571.36
Diammonium
phosphate, 18-46-046226114340651.512

1 Costs are based on the following prices: bone meal, $18.95/50 lb bag; rock phosphate, $175/ton; colloidal phosphate, $150/ton; Fertrell 2-4-2, $9.50/50 lb bag; triple phosphate, $9/80 lb bag

© 2013 Robert Parnes

creative commons icon

This work is licensed under http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd/3.0