Potassium-Magnesium Sulfate

The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Potassium-Magnesium Sulfate

 

K2SO4·MgS04, potassium-magnesium sulfate fertilizer. Its gray crystals contain 24–26 percent K2O and 11–18 percent MgO and dissolve easily in water. Potassium-magnesium sulfate fertilizer is weakly hygroscopic, does not pack, and spreads well. It is especially effective on sandy and sandy-loam soils for crops that are sensitive to chlorine (potatoes, buckwheat, legumes, fruits, and berries).

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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