Availability and transformation of rock phosphates in three forest soils from southern Nigeria
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Juo, A. S. R. & Kang, B. T. (1978). Availability and transformation of rock phosphates in three forest soils from southern Nigeria. Communications in Soil Science & Plant Analysis, 9(6), 493-505.
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The initial effectiveness of two rock phosphate samples from Morocco (MRP) and North Carolina (NCRP) was compared with concentrated superhposphate (CSP) in greenhouse using two Alfisols and one Ultisol from southern Nigeria. Under similar pH condition (pH 6), the two rock phosphates were more effective P sources for maize plant in the two Alfisols than in the limed Ultisol. The relative effectiveness of the three P sources followed the order of CSP>NCRP>MRP. A larger portion of rock P (Ca‐P) applied to soils was transformed into Al‐P and Fe‐P from NCRP source than from MRP source after 90 days.
Published online: 11 Nov 2008
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