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  1. Vol. 49 No. 7, p. 354-358
    Received: Jan 8, 1957

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Fractionation of Phosphorus in Kansas Soils and Its Significance in Response of Wheat to Phosphate Fertilizers1

  1. M. S. Bhangoo and
  2. F. W. Smith2



Phosphorus of seven surface soils and corresponding subsoils was fractionated. Iron and aluminum phosphates accounted for more than half of the total P in surface material and about two-thirds of that in subsoils. Organic P represented about one-third of the total P in surface soils but only about one-fifth in subsoils; “adsorbed” P and acid soluble P represented about 10% and 5%, respectively, of the total. Two distinctly different methods were used to measure “chemically available” phosphorus. Each method was satisfactory.

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