The availability of P from phosphate-goethite bridging complexes. Desorption and uptake by ryegrass
Received: 04 October 1978 Revised: 20 March 1979 DOI:
Cite this article as: Parfitt, R.L. Plant Soil (1979) 53: 55. doi:10.1007/BF02181879 Summary
Pot trials using phosphated-goethite (bridging complex) as the source of P for ryegrass were established. No P was readily available to ryegrass until the surface was >40% covered with phosphate ions. Availability increased as the P level in solution increased up to 2 μ
M. Maximum availability was attained when the initial concentration of P in solution was 2 μ M which occurred at about 75% coverage on geothite. Mycorrhiza increased the availability of phosphate at a level of about 0.5–2 μ M P (60–70% coverage of the goethite surface).
Laboratory experiments showed that citrate ions were particularly effective in displacing P from goethite and the Olsen reagent was a good predictor of P availability to ryegrass.
Key Words Aluminium hydrous oxides Goethite Iron hydrous oxides Mycorrhiza Phosphate Root exudates Ryegrass References
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