Efficiency of soil and fertilizer phosphorus use

FAO FERTILIZER AND PLANT NUTRITION BULLETIN 18


Efficiency of soil and fertilizer
phosphorus use

Reconciling changing concepts of soil phosphorus
behaviour with agronomic information

 

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FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS (FAO)
Rome, 2008



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Table of Contents

Part 1   [552Kb]

    Acknowledgements
    Executive summary

Part 2   [484Kb]

    Chapter 1: Introduction
    Chapter 2: Plant availability of soil and fertilizer phosphorus
    Chapter 3: Changing concepts of the behaviour of soil and fertilizer phosphorus and reconciling these with agronomic information
    Chapter 4: Measuring the recovery of soil and fertilizer phosphorus and defining phosphorus-use efficiency

Part 3   [696Kb]

    Chapter 5: Improving the efficiency of soil and fertilizer phosphorus use in agriculture
    Chapter 6: Conclusions
    References
    Annex 1: Case studies

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