Phosphorus in Agriculture: 100 % Zero

  • Ewald Schnug
  • Luit J. De Kok

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Leena-Marja Kauranne, Marjatta Kemppainen
    Pages 1-6
  3. Ewald Schnug, Silvia H. Haneklaus
    Pages 7-26
  4. Emmanuel Frossard, Else K Bünemann, Lucie Gunst, Astrid Oberson, Michael Schärer, Federica Tamburini
    Pages 41-61
  5. Markku Yli-Halla, Judith Schick, Sylvia Kratz, Ewald Schnug
    Pages 63-93
  6. Silvia H. Haneklaus, Ewald Schnug
    Pages 95-125
  7. Sylvia Kratz, Judith Schick, Anne Falk Øgaard
    Pages 127-154
  8. Kerstin Panten, Frauke Godlinski, Susanne Schroetter, Maximilian Hofmeier
    Pages 155-178
  9. Bettina Eichler-Löbermann, Silvia Bachmann, Stefanie Busch, Katja Schiemenz, Thomas Krey, Verena Pfahler et al.
    Pages 179-193
  10. Hans Marten Paulsen, Ulrich Köpke, Astrid Oberson, Gerold Rahmann
    Pages 195-213
  11. Leif Knudsen, Ewald Schnug
    Pages 215-229
  12. Matthew Taylor, Nick Kim, Geerd Smidt, Chris Busby, Sam McNally, Brett Robinson et al.
    Pages 231-266
  13. Elke Bloem, Sylvia Kratz
    Pages 267-307
  14. Felix Ekardt, Beatrice Garske, Jessica Stubenrauch, Jutta Wieding
    Pages 331-347
  15. Back Matter
    Pages 349-353

About this book


The title ‘Phosphorus in Agriculture: 100 % Zero’ is synonymous for make-or-break. And it stands up to the promise. This book sends an important message as it delivers background information, intrinsic hypotheses, validation approaches and legal frameworks, all for balanced phosphorus fertilization in agriculture. This implies firstly that the phosphorus requirement of crop is fully satisfied by applying exclusively fertilizers which contain the nutrient in completely available form. Secondly, environmental demands through eutrophication and hazardous contaminants must not be compromised. The book identifies equally knowledge gaps and deficits in the transformation and implementation of research into practice. Bottom line is that research delivers the tools for a sustainable phosphorus management while legal frameworks are insufficient.


Phosphorus Plant nutrition Soil dynamics and analysis Fertilization Contaminants Sustainability

Editors and affiliations

  • Ewald Schnug
    • 1
  • Luit J. De Kok
    • 2
  1. 1.Julius Kühn InstituteInstitute for Crop and Soil ScienceBraunschweigGermany
  2. 2.University of GroningenLaboratory of Plant PhysiologyHarenThe Netherlands

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