Unformatted text preview: P Loss from Ag Soils
No loss of soil P by volatilization.
A major difference between P and N.
Loss of P occurs by:
The major loss process for agricultural soils.
From animal confinement facilities.
From recently fertilized or manured soils.
From decomposing plant litter (no-till).
From sandy soils.
From organic soils.
From forest soils.
From manured soils. PhosphorusTake Home Messages!!
In acid soils much of the added P precipitates as iron
and aluminum phosphates.
(hear country music twang, barking dogs at this point, see
red soils, think Ultisols, watermelons, peanuts, cotton,
In basic soils much of the added P precipitates as
(hear estern music at this point, see cattle and antelope,
sagebrush, Ustolls and Aridisols, Big Sky Country) ...
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- Spring '08
- Ag Soils