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(2) A farmer rents a field. The land owner specifies in the rental agreement that the farmer must apply phosphate fertilizer at a rate at least as great as the amount of phosphate removed from the field. The farmer harvests 40 bu/A of soybeans. A textbook says that soybean seed typically contains 1.6% phosphate. One bushel of soybeans weighs 60 pounds. a. What was the yield of soybeans, in lb/A? b. How many lb/A of phosphate were taken away in the 40 bushels harvested? problem continues on next page
c. The farmer wants to use a fertilizer that has an analysis of 52% phosphate to replace the phosphate removed in the seed. How many lb/A of this fertilizer would the farmer need to apply?
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