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SSP

Soil should be rich in phosphorus for the proper growth and development of crops

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SSP stands for Single Super Phosphate, a common type of phosphorus fertiliser. 

 

 

 

Single Super Phosphate (SSP) is one of the earliest and most widely used phosphatic fertilisers. It is produced by the simple reaction of sulfuric acid with rock phosphate.

 

SSP typically contains 16-20% phosphorus, represented as P2O5, making it a rich source of this essential plant nutrient. In addition to phosphorus, SSP also provides sulfur, which is beneficial to certain crops.

 

 

One of the advantages of SSP is that it is relatively inexpensive to produce and therefore affordable for farmers. It also has the benefit of being a source of both phosphorus and sulfur. However, it is not as concentrated in phosphorus as other fertilizers like 

 

Diammonium Phosphate (DAP) or Monoammonium Phosphate (MAP).

SSP is especially effective in clay soils and for crops that require high levels of phosphorus, like canola, potatoes, and legumes. However, like any fertilizer, its usage should be based on a comprehensive soil test to understand the nutrient requirements of the specific crop and soil conditions.

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