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International Journal of Soil Science
  Year: 2006 | Volume: 1 | Issue: 1 | Page No.: 85-90
DOI: 10.3923/ijss.2006.85.90
 
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Phosphorus Loss of Phosphorus Fertilizer Applied to Tropical Peat Soils in Pineapple Cultivation

O.H. Ahmed, M.H.A. Husni and M.M. Hanafi

Abstract:
This study was carried out to determine the efficiency using applied P under a conventional recommended fertilization regime in pineapple cultivation with residue removal. Results showed that P recovery from applied P fertilizer in pineapple cultivation on tropical peat soil was 53%. At 0-10 cm depth, there was a sharp decrease of soil total P, extractable P and soil solution P, days after planting for plots with P fertilizer. This decline continued till the end of the study. Soil total, extractable and solution P at the end of the study were generally equal to those before the study. There was no significant accumulation of P at 10-25 and 25-45 cm depths. However, P concentrations throughout the study period were generally lower or equal to their initial status. Recovery of P in pineapple cultivation on tropical peat soil seems to relate to P loss. As such, P loss needs to be considered in fertilizer recommendations for pineapple cultivation in organic soils.
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How to cite this article:

O.H. Ahmed, M.H.A. Husni and M.M. Hanafi , 2006. Phosphorus Loss of Phosphorus Fertilizer Applied to Tropical Peat Soils in Pineapple Cultivation. International Journal of Soil Science, 1: 85-90.

DOI: 10.3923/ijss.2006.85.90

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=ijss.2006.85.90

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