Group Title: Department of Soils mimeo report
Title: 1956-1957 fertilizer use in Florida
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Title: 1956-1957 fertilizer use in Florida
Alternate Title: Fertilizer use in Florida, 1956-1957
Department of Soils mimeo report 58-2 ; University of Florida
Physical Description: 11 leaves : ; 28 cm.
Language: English
Creator: Pritchett, William L
University of Florida -- Dept. of Soils
University of Florida -- Agricultural Experiment Station
Publisher: Department of Soils, Florida Agricultural Experiment Stations
Place of Publication: Gainesville Fla
Publication Date: October 1957
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Subject: Fertilizers -- Florida   ( lcsh )
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Statement of Responsibility: compiled by William L. Pritchett.
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General Note: "October, 1957."
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DEPARTMENT OF SOILS MIMEO REPORT NO. 58-2


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Department of Soils
Florida Agricultural Experiment Stations
Gainesville, Florida


October, 1957






Department of Soils
Florida Agricultural Experiment Stations
Gainesville, Florida

1956-1957 Fertilizer Use in Florida

Compiled by
William L. Pritchett

The 1,317,613 tons of mixed fertilizers used in Florida during the fiscal year
1956-1957 was a 9.9% increase over that reported for the previous year. Florida
ranks second in the nation in total consumption.

The 34 North Florida counties used 235,540.3 tons or 17.9% of the total mixed
fertilizers.

The 15 Central Florida counties used 598,858.5 tons or 45.5% of the total.

The 18 South Florida counties used 483,214.7 tons or 36.6% of the total.

The amounts used by counties varied from 142,245.0 tons in Polk to 4.8 tons in
Monroe county, with about 40% of the total used in 5 counties (Polk, Dade, Lake,
Orange and Hillsborough).
* The average content of N P205 K20 in mixed fertilizer was 5.8 647 8.3 --
a total of 20.8% of primary plant food. (The national averave is about 29%.)

* Approximately 147 of the mixed fertilizer (containing 2 or more primary plant
nutrients) contained P205 and K20 in about equal amounts (1:1 ratio); about
32% had low phosphate high potash ratios; and 17% had high phosphate low
potash ratios.

Mixed fertilizers containing low phosphate high potash ratios have increased
from 21% to 32% of the total tonnage in the past 5 years, while the high
phosphate low potash fertilizers have decreased by about the same amount
during this period.

* There were 1008 grades of mixed fertilizers sold in Florida in 1956-1957. How-
ever, 213 grades accounted for 95.9% of the total tonnage, while the top 15
grades accounted for 55.6% of all mixed fertilizers sold.

* Approximately 21,525 tons of N was sold as materials for direct application.
This is about 22% of the total (98,166 tons N sold in mixed fertilizer and
materials).

Approximately 11% of the 98,786 tons of P205 used in the state was sold as
materials.

Only 3% of the 112,982 tons of K20 were sold as materials.

The sale of sodium nitrate increased from 3,600 to 5,623 tons of N (or 9.9%)
over the previous year.

Calculated from Florida State Department of Agr. Summary Reports, unless
otherwise stated.










Ammonium nitrate, the material which supplies the greatest amount of N for
direct application, increased from 4,408 to 6,139 tons of N (or 13.9%).

Anhydrous ammonia increased from 891 to 1,416 tons of N and nitrogen solution
increased from 573 to 1,479 tons of N over the previous year.

* It was estimated that over 50% of the nitrogen used in the state is applied to
citrus crops. Some 20% of the phosphorus and 4L% of the potassium are also
applied to these crops.

The use of N, P205 and K20 on vegetable crops was estimated to be 18, 34 and
2h%, respectively, of the total used in the state.

The estimated amounts of these nutrients used on general field crops and
pastures was only slightly less than for vegetable crops.

The amount of fertilizers used on lawns and ornamentals was estimated to be
about 13% of the total for the state.








RATIOS AND GRADES OF MIXED FERTILIZERS
USED IN 2FLORIDA IN 1956-1957

I. Grades Used in Amounts Greater Than 5,000 Tons:
Ratio Grades Tonnage % of Total
0-1-1 0-14-14 7L213.4 0.55
0-1-2 0-10-20 7,846.0 0.60

0-1-3 0-8-24 8,096.7 0.62
1-0-1 8-0-8 11,021,8
10-0-10 17,354.4
12-0-10 16,846.5
5 ,22.7 3.44
1-1-1 5-7-5 22,295.6
6-6-6 94,770.6
6-6-8 36,070.4
6-8-6 5,539.1
6-8-8 43,914.1
7-5-7 6,560.9
7-8-8 8,672.3
8-6-8 17,449.4
8-8-8 40,798.7
-i75771.1 20.98
1-1-2 5-5-8 7,063.3
5-6-8 10,264.5
1 327,. 1.32
1-2-1 4-7-5 118,792.3
4-8-4 12,055.3
5-10-5 6,737.6
6-10-8 7,193.2
114,4778.ll 11.01
1-2-2 4-6-6 10,401.3
4-6-8 36,175.9
4-8-6 36,493.0
4-8-8 75,192.6
5-8-8 7,001.3
5-10-10 5,666.3
1_,7307 12.l49
1-2-3 4-8-10 32,198.6
6-12-15 10,592.7
2,791/J3 3.25
1-3-1 4-9-3 5,783.1 0.44


4-10-7 o40 126.


3.01


1-3-2










I. Grades Used in Amounts Greater Than 5,000 Tons:


Ratio Grades Tonnage % of Total
1-3-3 3-8-8 5,965.7
3-9-9 5,994.9
4-12-12 34,284.8
Z2-4 3.52
1-6-6 2-12-12 5,913.1 0.50
2-1-1 9-6-6 14,b59.4
12-6-6 7,990.8
22,Li50.2 1.71
2-1-2 6-4-6 20,021.9
6-4-8 59,254.9
8-4-6 7,640.7
8-4-8 41,427.7
8-5-8 8,831.8
137,177.0 10.43
2-1-3 8-4-12 6,990.2 0,53

3-1-3 8-3-8 13,818.5
10-4-10 5,019.7
Tol 1,0,1 2 1.43
Total 1,004,101.7 76.33


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RATIOS AND GRADES OF MIXED FERTILIZERS
USED IN FLORIDA IN 1956-1957

II. Grades Used in Amounts Greater Than 20,000 Tons:
Ratio Grades Tonnage % of Total
1-1-1 5-7-5 22,295.6
6-6-6 94,770.6
6-6-8 36,070.4
6-8-8 43,914.1
8-8-8 0.798.7
-7 E;M7T1 18.08
1-2-1 4-7-5 118,792.3 9.03
1-2-2 4-6-8 36,175.9
4-8-6 36,493.0
4-88-8 7 192.6
7 _. _. 11.24
1-2-3 4-8-10 32,198.6 2.45
1-3-2 4-10-7 40,426.7 3.07

1-3-3 4-12-12 34 284.8 2.61
2-1-2 6-4-6 20,021.9
6-4-8 59,254.9
8-4-8 41,427.7
T--o- 9,18
120,1170-5 9.18
Total 732,117.8 55.66









COMPARISON BY RATIOS OF CONSUMPTION OF MIXED FERTILIZERS IN FLORIDA

FOR THE FIV YEAR PERIOD JULY 1, 1952 to JUNE 30, 1957


III.

Ratio

0-1-1

0-1-2

0-1-3

1-0-1

1-0-2

1-1-1

1-1-2

1-2-1

1-2-2

1-2-3

1-3-1

1-3-2

1-3-3

1-4-4

1-6-6

2-0-1

2-1-1

2-1-2

2-1-3

3-1-3

5-1-5

Grand


Including Only

1952-1953

1.20

-0-

-0-

4.90

.96

17.94

1.95

14.88

19,79

.65

1.68

6.26

2.06

-0-

-0-

-0-

.54

3.13

-0-

-0-

-0-

Total 75.95


Grades Used in Amounts Greater

1953-1954 1954-1955

0,63 0.49

-0- -0-

.51 .46

5.44 4.99

1.09 .58

17,19 16.96

1.45 1.75

14.59 12.34

18.31 15.92

1.00 1.61

1.13 .65

4.57 4.61

2.38 3.02

-0- -0-

-0- -0-

-0- -0-

.65 1.36

6.41 8.58

-0- -0-

.53 -0-

-0- -0-

75.88 73.32


Than 5,000

1955-1956

0.54

.46

.46

3.34

.48

20.30

1.37

11.53

14.14

3.21

.53

3.95

3.37

.43

-0-

.97

1.31

8.80

-0-

1.02

.46

76.67


Tons:

1956-1957

0.55

.60

.62

3.44

-0-

20.98

1.32

11.01

12.99

3.25

.44

3.01

3.52

-0-

.50
-0-

1.71

10.43

.53

1.43

-0-

76.33










COMPARISON BY RATIOS OF CONSUMPTION OF MIXED FERTILIZERS IN FLORIDA

FOR THE FIVE YEAR PERIOD JULY 1, 1952 to JUNE 30, 1957


IV. Including Only Grades

Ratio 1952-1953

1-0-1 -0-

1-1-1 13.99

1-2-1 12.42

1-2-2 18.15

1-2-3 -0-

1-3-2 4.97

1-3-3 -0-

2-1-2 -0-

Grand Total 49.52


Used in Amounts Greater Than

1953-1954 1954-1955

2.62 -0-

14.05 13.83

12.19 10.64

16.89 14.87

-0- -0-

4.57 4.61

-0- -0-

5.38 7.20

55.69 51.13


20,000 Tons:

1955-1956

-0-

18.58

9.56

13.02

3.21

3.95

-0-

6.70

57.*02


1956-1957

-0-

18.08

9.03

11.24

2.45

3.07

2.61

9.18

55.66









SUMMARY OF CERTAIN INFORMATION ON GRADES OF MIXED FERTILIZERS
USED IN FLORIDA FOR THE FIVE YEAR PERIOD JULY 1, 1952 TO JUNE 30, 1957


Grades Used in Amounts Greater Than


All Grades* 400 Tons


5.000 Tons


20.000 Tons


1952-1953
1953-1954
1954-1955
1955-1956
1956-1957


Tonnage 1952-1953
1953-1954
1954-1955
1955-1956
1956-1957


1,051,736.8
1,071,527.9
1,105,943.7
1,201,698.6
1,315',h 1.7


1,012,991.8
1,029,249.5
1,065,892.6
1,153,060.4
1,261,746.1


798,815.5
813,035.0
810,906.9
923,055.4
1,004,101.7


520,824.0
596,765.1
565,565.7
686,549.6
732,117.8


1952-1953
1953-1954
1954-1955
1955-1956
1956-1957


Number
of
Grades


782
813
851
901
988


180
193
199
209
213


Percent
of
Total


100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0


96.32
96.05
96.34
95.77
95.92


75.95
75.88
73.32
76.67
76.33


49.52
55.69
51.1l
57.02
55.66


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Consumption of Nitrogen Materials in Florida


S19541955 1955-1956 1956-1957
Tons Tons Tons Tons Tons Tons
Percent Mate- Nitro- Mate- Nitro- Mate- Nitro-
Sources INitrogen rivals gen rials gen rials gen
Sodium Nitrate 16.0 21,784 3,485 22,502 3,600 35,137.4 5,623.0
Calcium Nitrate 15.5 11,48l 1,780 10,492 1,626 6,077.1 941.9
Sulfate of Ammonia 20.5 2,820 578 2,534 519 2,971.0 609.1
Am. Sulfate-Nitrate 26 1,701 442 625 162 5.8 1.5
Cal-Nitro (A-N-L) 20.5 2,096 430 2,347 481 -
Ammonium Nitrate 33.5 13,951 4,604 13,357 4,408 18,326.7 6,139.4
Cal. Ammonium Nitrate 20.5 3,855 790 3,597 737 4,394.7 900.9
Cyanamid 20.6 1,830 377 1,652 340 2,949.3 607.6
Urea 45.0 2,602 1,171 2,812 1,265 3,457.9 1,556.1
Caster Pomace 5.4 3,322 179 1,681 87 2,595.7 140.2
Tobacco Stems 2.2 1,347 30 1,599 35 4,690.9 103.2
Sewage Sludge 6.0 2,350 147 5,298 318 5,920.9 355.3
Sheep Manure 1.5 867 13 765 11 883.0 13.2
Tankages 6.0 1,987 119 2,319 139 2,612.0 156.7
Nitrate of Potash 15.0 11,094 1,724 11,765 1,765 8,882.3 1,332.3
Anhydrous Amm. 82,0 b52 371 1,087 891 1,727.3 1,416.4
C. S 7.0 23 2 80 6 109.8 7.7
Am. Nit. (Liquid) 21..0 2,728 573 7,04 3.1 1,479.1
Guano l.0 295 1 809.8 113.4
Uramite (U.F.) 38.0 19 7 24.7 9.4
Misc. (Ammon.-Superphosphate, Ammon. Phosphate Fe Ammon Sulf te) 363.0 18.5

Total Materials 84,065 16,242 87,554 17,011 108,982.5 21,524.9
Mixed Fertilizer 62,187 68,156 76,640.8
Total Nitrogen 78,429 85,167 98,165.7


Summary Reports Florida State Department of Agriculture.










Consumption of Phosphorus Materials in Florida


1954-1955 195-1956 1956-1957
Tons Tons Tons
Percent Mate- Tons Mate- Tons Mate- Tons
Sources P205 rials P20c rials P20i rials P205
Bone Meal 22 318 70 191 42 191.0 12.0
Superphosphate 19 6,821 1,296 8,719 1,657 8,566.2 1,627.6
Triple Superphosphate 45 127 57 211 95 234.4 105.5
Raw Phosphates 33 14,167 4,675 22,425 7,400 26,201.6 8,646.5
Basic Slag 12 3,541 425 4,008 481 3,156.0 378.7
Amm, Superphosphate 16 1 O 264 42 77.4 12.4
Di-amm, phosphate j 53 31 16 1.1 0.6
Misc. (Ammon.-Superphosphate, Mono-and Di-calcium phosphate) 54.4 22.9

Total Materials 24,975 6,523 35,849 9,733 38,482.1 10,836.2
Mixed Fertilizers 73,006 I 79,899 87,950.3
Total P205 79,529 89,632 98,786.5
$ ________________________________


Summary Reports Florida State Department of Agriculture








Consumption of Potassium Materials in Florida


i1954-1955 1955-1956 1956-1957
Tons Tons Tons
Percent Mate- Tons Mate- Tons Mate- Tons
Sources K20 trials K20 trials K20 rials K20
Nitrate of Potash lh 1ll,L94 1,609 11,765 1,647 8,882.3 1,243.5
Muriate of Potash 60 2,635 1,581 2,499 1,499 2,105.1 1,263.1
Sulfate of Potash 1l8 421 202 499 240 846.2 406.2
Sulfate of Potash-Magnesia 22 887 195 583 128 577.6 127.1
Hardwood Ashes 15 2,872 431 2,573 386 2,163.5 324.5
Carbonate of Potash 20 88 18 110 22 136.3 27.3
Cotton Bur Ash 12 291 35 -
Manure Salts 20 29 6 13 3 26.0 5.2


Total Materials 18,426 4,Oh2 18,333 3,960 14,737.0 3,396.9
Mixed Fertilizers 88,534 97,734 109,584.7
Total K20 92,576 101,694 112,981.6


Summary Reports Florida State Department of Agriculture




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