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  1. Vol. 33 No. 4, p. 630-632
    Received: Aug 12, 1968
    Accepted: Mar 17, 1969

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Phosphorus Adsorption Sites in Soils1

  1. Robert D. Harter2



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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