p et k

English translation: P and K

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French term or phrase:p et k
English translation:P and K
Entered by: Rimas Balsys

02:29 May 9, 2018
French to English translations [Non-PRO]
Agriculture
French term or phrase: p et k
This is the website of a French (France) company that makes soil amendments that are added primarily to manure but can also be added to soil to reduce nitrogen loss.
This section of the website posts testimonials by satisfied customers.
Farmer X, a dairy farmer, starts off by saying "On a arrêté 15/20 tonnes de **p et k** et 50 tonnes de chaux par an", and then moves on to describe the benefits he found by using the vendor's product.
Could "p et k" be "phosphate and potassium"??
Many thanks as always...:-)
Rimas Balsys
Local time: 22:45
P and K
Explanation:
You don't need to spell it out - this website is for farmers, who will know what P and K mean.

When crop margins tighten, you might consider trimming phosphorus (P) and potassium (K) fertilizer applications.
http://www.agriculture.com/crops/fertilizers/what-you-should...

Some frequently asked questions about P and K
http://www.pda.org.uk/some-frequently-asked-questions-about-...
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philgoddard
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P and K


Explanation:
You don't need to spell it out - this website is for farmers, who will know what P and K mean.

When crop margins tighten, you might consider trimming phosphorus (P) and potassium (K) fertilizer applications.
http://www.agriculture.com/crops/fertilizers/what-you-should...

Some frequently asked questions about P and K
http://www.pda.org.uk/some-frequently-asked-questions-about-...

philgoddard
United States
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Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Tony M
1 hr

agree  Terry Richards
2 hrs

agree  Bashiqa
2 hrs

agree  Philippe Etienne: NPK, pillars of the fertilizer industry
3 hrs

agree  Odette Grille: Yes, with capital letters
3 hrs

agree  John Speese: Yes, capital letters since they are international symbols for elements. Incidentally, the K for potassium comes from its Latin name kalium.
9 hrs
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