PHOSPHORUS RETENTION IN SOILS OF NIGERIA - A REVIEW

Article Id: ARCC4215 | Page : 148 - 152
Citation :- PHOSPHORUS RETENTION IN SOILS OF NIGERIA - A REVIEW.Agricultural Reviews.2005.(26):148 - 152
O. Osemwotai, LA. Ogboghodo1 and E.A. Aghimien2
Address : Department of Soil Science, Ambrose Alii University. Ekpoma. Nigeria

Abstract

The mechanism of P retention in Nigerian soils are rather complex and difficult to understand. Many researchers, however, view P retention as continuum embodying precipitation, chemisorption, and adsorption, if the processes are viewed throughout the entire zone of soil influenced by fertilizer application and throughout a time span encompassing an entire growing season or longer. However, it is important to note that P retention in Nigerian soils is influenced by many factors such as P concentration in solution, amount of hydrated oxides of iron and aluminum, soil pH, organic matter, type and amount of clay, exchangeable AI and parent materials.

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