The effects of pH on phosphate uptake from the soil

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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 This belief is based on an outdated view of soil phosphate chemistry.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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)401-410
Number of pages10
JournalPlant and Soil
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2017


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