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Determination of Organic Phosphorus in Soils: III. Comparison of Methods1


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  1. Vol. 22 No. 4, p. 286-287
    Received: Oct 7, 1957
    Accepted: Feb 26, 1958

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  1. A. Van Diest and
  2. C. A. Black2



Kaila and Virtanen found that in most of the soils they analyzed for organic phosphorus they obtained a higher figure with an extraction method they proposed than with the extraction method proposed earlier by Mehta and coworkers. Analyses of samples of five soils by the authors showed that the Mehta method yielded more organic phosphorus than the Kaila-Virtanen method in all five samples.

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