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9552. Bonczkowski, L.C., R.E. Lamond and D.A. Whitney. 1988. Effects of chloride rates and sources on winter wheat in Kansas.. Kansas Fertilizer Research p. 7-12.
For wheat and some other cereal grains, chloride has been reported to have an effect on plant diseases, either suppressing the disease organism or causing the plant to be able to withstand infection. It is hypothesized that yield increases are due to these effects. Researchers from several states have been able to show yield increases from chloride-containing fertilizers. The most common source is potassium chloride. In many cases, soil test potassium levels are high, and most soil test recommendations call for no additional K; however, when small increments of KCl are used, some yield increases have been reported.