Day: February 3, 2021

Phosphate loss needs URGENT attention, says New Zealand’s leading expert in soil fertility Hamilton-based Soil Scientist Dr Gordon Rajendram (PhD).

Phosphate is a key element for plant growth in New Zealand soils, but urgent change is required in how we use it to prevent environmental degradation before it’s too late, says Hamilton-based Soil Scientist Dr Gordon Rajendram (PhD). New Zealand soils and phosphate have a long history together, going back to World War Two when New Zealand soils were deficient and phosphate was imported as RPR and made into Superphosphate. “The issue with this is

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Mitigating Phosphorus loss in farms with New Zealand’s leading expert in soil fertility, Hamilton-based Soil Scientist Dr Gordon Rajendram (PhD).

Phosphorus (P) is critical for healthy plants to grow in New Zealand’s naturally P deficient soil says Hamilton-based Soil Scientist Dr Gordon Rajendram (PhD). However, the shifting of P from farmland soils to local bodies of water has become a very serious environmental concern as too much P in waterways can cause the massive growth of aquatic plants and algal blooms. In a recent article by Warwick Catto on the subject off P loss, states

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