The amount of phosphorus in the seed of annual crop and pasture species influences production of plants grown from that seed. It appears the more phosphorus there is in the seed, the better the potential yield irrespective of whether fertilizer phosphorus is applied to the soil or not. This article discusses the influence of phosphorus concentration in the seed of annual crop and pasture species on subsequent production. It also explains the difference between phosphorus concentration and phosphorus content in the seed
Bolland, Mike; Riley, Mike; Thomson, Brett; Paynter, Blakely; and Baker, Mike
"Seed phosphorus : its effect on plant production,"
Journal of the Department of Agriculture, Western Australia, Series 4: Vol. 31
, Article 6.
Available at: http://researchlibrary.agric.wa.gov.au/journal_agriculture4/vol31/iss1/6