Soil Phosphorus by Rattan Lal

Soil Phosphorus
Rattan Lal and B. A. Stewart
Published in: CRC Press
Release Year: 2017
ISBN: 978-1-4822-5784-7
Pages: 344
Edition: First edition/Advances in Soil Science
File Size: 18 MB
File Type: pdf
Language: English

Description of Soil Phosphorus

In this Soil Phosphorus book define Phosphorus (P) is an essential plant nutrient. The suboptimal availability and the nutrient imbalance in the root zone can adversely impact plant growth. While some have raised concerns about the limited supply of the proven reserves and the slogan “peak P,” others (United States Geological Survey, Food, and Agriculture Organization, International Plant Nutrition Institute, etc.) show that there are adequate phosphate rock sources to last for a few centuries. Furthermore, not only is the availability of P, even for a few centuries, a cause of serious concern but so is the possibility that the cost of extraction may increase, thereby raising the price of fertilizer. An increase in cost can be a factor because the demand for P fertilizers is projected to increase with the increase in the world population from 7.2 billion now to 9.7 billion by 2050.

Content of Soil Phosphorus

Chapter 1 The Global Phosphorus Cycle1
Gabriel M. Filippelli
Chapter 2 Positive and Negative Effects of Phosphorus Fertilizer on U.S. Agriculture and Environment 23
B. A. Stewart, Pramod Pokhrel, and Mahendra Bhandari
Chapter 3 Coupled Cycling of Carbon, Nitrogen, and Phosphorus 43
Daniel Sebastian Goll
Chapter 4 Phosphorus in Soil and Plants in Relation to Human Nutrition and Health 65
Rajendra Prasad, Sandra Prasad, and Rattan Lal
Chapter 5 Phosphorus Management. 81
Rajendra Prasad, Yashbir Singh Shivay, Kaushik Majumdar,
and Samendra Prasad
Chapter 6 Phosphorus Effluxes from Lake Sediments 115
Sergei Katsev
Chapter 7 Economic and Policy Issues of Phosphorus Management
in Agroecosystems 133
Otto C. Doering III
Chapter 8 Phosphorus Fertilization and Management in Soils
of Sub-Saharan Africa  151
Andrew J. Margenot, Bal R. Singh, Idupulapati M. Rao,
and Rolf Sommer
Chapter 9 Phosphorus and Environment 209
Rattan Lal
Chapter 10 Enhancing Efficiency of Phosphorus Fertilizers
through Formula Modifications 225
Ruiqiang Liu and Rattan Lal
Chapter 11 Soil Phosphorus Cycling in Tropical Soils: An Ultisol
and Oxisol Perspective 247
Sasha C. Reed and Tana E. Wood
Chapter 12 The Use of Phosphorus Radioisotopes to Investigate Soil
Phosphorus Dynamics and Cycling in Soil–Plant Systems 285
Long Nguyen, Felipe Zapata, and Joseph Adu-Gyamfi
Chapter 13 Pathways and Fate of Phosphorus in Agroecosystems 313
Rattan Lal
Index 323

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