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The three nutrients most likely to be deficient are nitrogen, phosphorous and potassium since they are used in the greatest amounts, and most fertilizers focus on providing those nutrients.
Diamond released its patent for P4S3 matches in 1911 so competitors could stop using an extremely dangerous alternative: white phosphorous.
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