A quantitative study of native soil phosphorus supply to plants

M. Silberbush, Y. Waisel, U. Kafkafi

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Rhodes grass (Chloris gayana Kunth) plants were grown on various soil types in order to study the relationships between the available and hardly available soil P fractions. Results Indicate that when plants are grown Intensively in soils for long periods without additional P fertilization, recharge rate of the available fraction of soil P becomes a limiting factor. An approach to determine the recharge rate, using data on plant uptake and changes in sodium bicarbonate extractable soil P content are suggested.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1249-1260
Number of pages12
JournalCommunications in Soil Science and Plant Analysis
Issue number9
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1979
Externally publishedYes


  • P availability to plants
  • Sodium Bicarbonate extraction
  • plant uptake of P
  • total P

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Agronomy and Crop Science
  • Soil Science


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