Phosphorus in agriculture: global resoources, trends and developments : report to the Steering Committee Technology Assessment of the Ministery of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality, The Netherlands, and in collaboration with the Nutrient Flow Task Group (NFTG), supported by DPRN (Development Policy review Network)

A.L. Smit, P.S. Bindraban, J.J. Schröder, J.G. Conijn, H.G. van der Meer

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In agroproduction systems recycling of phosphorus should be the general principle. This holds for manure, crop residues and other organic rest products. Especially the cattle feedlot industry can be a market for DGGS, being a co-product of the distillery industries. Recovery from seawater is a possible alternative for the re-use of phosphorus. These and other aspects are reviewed in this inventory on a world scale
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationWageningen
PublisherPlant Research International
Number of pages36
Publication statusPublished - 2009

Publication series

NameReport / Plant Research International
PublisherPlant Research International
ISSN (Print)1566-7790



  • crop production
  • soil fertility
  • phosphorus
  • cycling
  • resource conservation
  • depletion
  • world
  • agroecosystems
  • scarcity

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