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  1. Vol. 33 No. 4, p. 630-632
     
    Received: Aug 12, 1968
    Published: July, 1969


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doi:10.2136/sssaj1969.03615995003300040039x

Phosphorus Adsorption Sites in Soils1

  1. Robert D. Harter2

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Abstract

Regression analysis of phosphorus adsorption as a function of five soil characteristics indicates that organic matter is important in the initial bonding of phosphorus by soils. It is, therefore, proposed that phosphorus is initially bonded to anion exchange sites on organic matter, and subsequently transformed into less soluble iron and aluminum phosphates.

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