Chemical form of inorganic phosphate in sheep faeces

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A sample of sheep faeces was shaken with solutions which differed in initialconcentration, of acid, of phosphate or of calcium. Measurements of calcium and ofphosphate concentration and of pH were then made and used to construct a solubilitydiagram. This indicated that the phosphate was present as dicalcium phosphate and thatcalcium carbonate was also present. This appears to be consistent with published observationson the availability of faecal phosphate to plants.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)63-67
Number of pages5
JournalAustralian Journal of Soil Research
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1975
Externally publishedYes


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