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Title: Biomediated continuous release phosphate fertilizer

Abstract

A composition is disclosed for providing phosphate fertilizer to the root zone of plants. The composition comprises a microorganism capable of producing and secreting a solubilization agent, a carbon source for providing raw material for the microorganism to convert into the solubilization agent, and rock phosphate ore for providing a source of insoluble phosphate that is solubilized by the solubilization agent and released as soluble phosphate. The composition is provided in a physical form, such as a granule, that retains the microorganism, carbon source, and rock phosphate ore, but permits water and soluble phosphate to diffuse into the soil. A method of using the composition for providing phosphate fertilizer to plants is also disclosed.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2]
  1. (Beverly Hills, CA)
  2. (Idaho Falls, ID)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory, Idaho Falls, ID
OSTI Identifier:
872331
Patent Number(s):
US 5912398
Assignee:
Lockheed Idaho Technologies Company (Idaho Falls, ID) INEEL
DOE Contract Number:  
AC07-94ID13223
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
biomediated; continuous; release; phosphate; fertilizer; composition; disclosed; providing; root; zone; plants; comprises; microorganism; capable; producing; secreting; solubilization; agent; carbon; source; raw; material; convert; rock; insoluble; solubilized; released; soluble; provided; physical; form; granule; retains; permits; water; diffuse; soil; method; composition comprises; carbon source; raw material; phosphate fertilizer; physical form; /71/435/

Citation Formats

Goldstein, Alan H., and Rogers, Robert D. Biomediated continuous release phosphate fertilizer. United States: N. p., 1999. Web.
Goldstein, Alan H., & Rogers, Robert D. Biomediated continuous release phosphate fertilizer. United States.
Goldstein, Alan H., and Rogers, Robert D. Fri . "Biomediated continuous release phosphate fertilizer". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/872331.
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author = {Goldstein, Alan H. and Rogers, Robert D.},
abstractNote = {A composition is disclosed for providing phosphate fertilizer to the root zone of plants. The composition comprises a microorganism capable of producing and secreting a solubilization agent, a carbon source for providing raw material for the microorganism to convert into the solubilization agent, and rock phosphate ore for providing a source of insoluble phosphate that is solubilized by the solubilization agent and released as soluble phosphate. The composition is provided in a physical form, such as a granule, that retains the microorganism, carbon source, and rock phosphate ore, but permits water and soluble phosphate to diffuse into the soil. A method of using the composition for providing phosphate fertilizer to plants is also disclosed.},
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place = {United States},
year = {Fri Jan 01 00:00:00 EST 1999},
month = {Fri Jan 01 00:00:00 EST 1999}
}

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