What is Phosphate(P) ?

Phosphate (P) is also one of the three primary nutrients (N, P, K).
 
  • Phosphorus (P) is essential to a plant’s growth, its functions cannot be performed by any other nutrient, and an adequate supply of P is required for optimum growth and reproduction.
  • Phosphorus is classified as a major nutrient, meaning that is frequently deficient for crop production and is required by crops in relatively large amounts.
  • Brazil is one of the largest users of phosphate and accounts for 80% of Latin America consumption.