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Soil Phosphorus (Part 2)

Phosphorus (P) is an important soil nutrient in NZ. There are several reasons for this, but a couple of the most important are firstly, P only occurs in low levels in most of the parent materials from which our soils are formed, and secondly; P plays a critical role in the metabolism of all…

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Soil Phosphorus (Part 1)

Phosphorus (P) is a naturally occurring non-metal element. However, it is rarely found in nature as elemental P. Rather, it is more usually associated with other elements (oxygen, hydrogen etc) with which it combines to form molecules, typically as negatively charged P ions (anions)…

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