2020 DOI: 10.20944/preprints202009.0681.v1 View full text Preprint
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Becky Nancy Aloo, Billy Amedi Makumba, Ernest Rahsid Mbega

Abstract: Phosphorus (P) is the second-most important element after nitrogen that is required for plant growth. Although this element is abundant in most soils, it is rarely available in plant-accessible forms since most of it normally exists in soil in insoluble forms such as phosphates. In conventional agriculture, P is normally supplied as chemical fertilizer to satisfy plant P requirements. This, to a large extent, boosts plant production. However, chemical fertilizers are costly, have a huge carbon footprint, and a…

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