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Most soils used for agriculture in Western Australia had insufficient indigenous native phosphorus P for the introduced agricultural plant species used in the region so fertiliser P had to be applied. This bulletin covers how water-soluble P WSP fertilisers are made, and how the P in the fertilisers dissolves and reacts with soil in the year of application and in the years after application, how soils sorb P and procedures and soil tests used to estimate the capacity of soils to sorb P.
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Phosphorus fertilizers, Phosphorus, Nutrient uptake, Sorption, Western Australia, Fertilizer requirement determination, Residual effects, Soil testing, Soil.
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Bolland, M D, Allen, D G, and Barrow, N J. (2003), Sorption of phosphorus by soils : how it is measured in Western Australia. Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development, Western Australia, Perth. Bulletin 4591.