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Fertilizers for fiber flax
- Powers, W.L.
- Agronomy journal 1928 v.20 no.7 pp. 755-763
- Linum usitatissimum, NPK fertilizers, crop yield
- Potassic salts may be expected to increase length and value of fiber flax. The potassium ion may play a catalytic role in synthesis of carbohydrates, or function to keep simpler carbohydrates in solution until they can be deposited in the transforming bast fibers in the flax plant. Early planting and providing uniform moisture and nutrient supply with the aid of supplemental irrigation in western Oregon tends to delay the maturity and increase the length and value of fiber flax.