Phosphorus 101

We have compiled a list of resources to help you understand the benefits and necessity of maintaining proper phosphorus levels in your soil.

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Develop a phosphorous management plan by understanding the role of P in plant nutrition, how it is used by plants and how it should be applied and managed on the fields

Phosphorus Basics, Iowa State University

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Keeping phosphorous on the field and in the soil where it can be utilized by the plant is key to keeping it out of the water supply. This article provides critical information related to the application and management of P when used as a fertilizer

Best Management Practices to Keep Phosphorus on the Field, Ohio State University

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Phosphorus is a key nutrient for crop production, and this article goes into detail on how P behaves in the soil and how soils should be managed for P content

Managing Phosphorus for Crop Production, Penn State University

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This “guide for educators” shows you how to develop and use a soil quality kit in the field. It also helps identify phosphorous deficiencies and measures soil phosphate

Phosphorus in the Soil, NRCS

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The 4Rs are the standard of excellence for the sustainable use of crop nutrients. Measure your nutrient management efforts utilizing the 4Rs to improve production and stewardship

The 4Rs of Nutrient Stewardship, The Fertilizer Institute

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