Skip to main content

Phosphorus

  • Chapter

Abstract

Phosphorus in soils occurs almost exclusively in the form of orthophosphate with total P concntrations usually in the range of 500–800 mg/kg dry soil. Quite a substantial amount of this P is associated with organic matter and in mineral soils the proportion of organic P lies between 20 and 80% of the total P.

Keywords

  • Soil Solution
  • Phosphate Concentration
  • Soluble Phosphate
  • Phosphate Uptake
  • Organic Phosphate

These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

This is a preview of subscription content, access via your institution.

Buying options

Chapter
USD   29.95
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • DOI: 10.1007/978-94-010-1009-2_9
  • Chapter length: 27 pages
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
eBook
USD   389.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-94-010-1009-2
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book
USD   499.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book
USD   499.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)

Preview

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

General Reading

  • Bucher, M., Rausch, C. and Daram, P. Molecular and biochemical mechanisms of phosphorus uptake into plants. Journal of Plant Nutrition and Soil Science 164, 209–218, 2001.

    CrossRef  CAS  Google Scholar 

  • Bolland, M. D. A. and Gilkes, R. J. Rock phosphates are not effective fertilizers in Western Australia soils: a review. Fert. Res. 22, 79–85, 1990.

    CrossRef  Google Scholar 

  • Bolland, M. D. A., Gilkes, R. J. and Allen, D. G. The residual value of superphosphate and rock phosphate for lateric soils and its evaluation using three soil phosphate tests. Fert. Res. 15, 253–280, 1988.

    CrossRef  Google Scholar 

  • Dalai, R. C. Soil organic phosphorus. Adv. Agron. 29, 83–117, 1977.

    CrossRef  Google Scholar 

  • Gerke, J. Kinetics of soil phosphate desorption as affected by citric acid. Z. Pflanzenernähr. Bodenk. 157, 17–22, 1994.

    CrossRef  CAS  Google Scholar 

  • Haynes, R. J. Lime and phosphate in soil-plant system. Adv. Agron. 37, 249–315, 1984.

    CrossRef  CAS  Google Scholar 

  • Jungk, A. Phosphorus supply of plants-how is it accomplished ? Proceedings of the National Science Council, ROC Part B: Life Sciences 18, 187–197, 1994

    CAS  Google Scholar 

  • Jungk, A. and Ciaassen, N. Ion diffusion in the soil-root system. Adv. Agron. 61, 53–110, 1997.

    CrossRef  CAS  Google Scholar 

  • Khasawneh, F. E. and Doll, E. C. The use of phosphate rock for direct applications to soils. Adv. Agron. 30, 159–206, 1978.

    CrossRef  CAS  Google Scholar 

  • Mengel, K. Agronomic measures for better utilization of soil and fertilizer phosphates. Eur. J. Agron. 7, 221–233, 1997.

    CrossRef  Google Scholar 

  • Sanyal, S. K. and De Datta, S. K. Chemistry of phosphorus transformation in soil. Adv. Soil Sci. 16, 1–120, 1991.

    CrossRef  CAS  Google Scholar 

  • Ratcliffe, R. G. In vivo NMR studies of higher plants and algae. Adv. Bot. Res. 20, 43–123, 1994.

    CrossRef  CAS  Google Scholar 

  • Schachtman, D. P., Reid, R. J. and Ayling, S. M. Phosphorus uptake by plants: from soil to cell. Plant Physiol. 116, 447–453, 1998.

    PubMed  CrossRef  CAS  Google Scholar 

  • Shainberg, J., Sumner, M. E., Miller, W. P., Farina, M. P. W., Pavan, M. A. and Fey, M. V. Use of gypsum on soils: A review. Adv. Soil Sci. 9, 1–111, 1989.

    CrossRef  Google Scholar 

  • Steffens, D. Phosphorus release kinetics and extractable phosphorus after long-term fertilization. Soil Sci. Soc. Am. J. 58, 1702–1708, 1994.

    CrossRef  CAS  Google Scholar 

  • Stevenson, F. J. and Cole, M. A. The phosphorus cycle, p. 279–329. In Cycles of Soil Carbon, Nitrogen, Phosphorus Sulfur, Micronutrients 2nd ed. John Wiley, Weinheim 1999

    Google Scholar 

Download references

Author information

Authors and Affiliations

Authors

Editor information

Editors and Affiliations

Rights and permissions

Reprints and Permissions

Copyright information

© 2001 Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht

About this chapter

Cite this chapter

Mengel, K., Kirkby, E.A., Kosegarten, H., Appel, T. (2001). Phosphorus. In: Mengel, K., Kirkby, E.A., Kosegarten, H., Appel, T. (eds) Principles of Plant Nutrition. Springer, Dordrecht. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-010-1009-2_9

Download citation

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-010-1009-2_9

  • Publisher Name: Springer, Dordrecht

  • Print ISBN: 978-1-4020-0008-9

  • Online ISBN: 978-94-010-1009-2

  • eBook Packages: Springer Book Archive