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The effects of pH on phosphate uptake from the soil

Author:
Barrow, N. J.
Source:
Plant and soil 2017 v.410 no.1-2 pp. 401-410
ISSN:
0032-079X
Subject:
desorption, pH, phosphates, soil
Abstract:
Near neutral pH values are widely thought to be optimum for uptake of phosphate. This belief is based on an outdated view of soil phosphate chemistry. The literature on uptake by plants from solution and from soil, and especially on desorption by soil, are all consistent with a much lower pH optimum.