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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Title: Overview of Phosphorus Issues in the U.S.

Author
item Kleinman, Peter

Submitted to: Nebraska Agricultural Experiment Station Bulletin
Publication Type: Experiment Station
Publication Acceptance Date: February 12, 2000
Publication Date: February 22, 2000
Citation: Kleinman, P.J. 2000. Overview of phosphorus issues in the u.s.. Nebraska Agricultural Experiment Station Bulletin. 1:3-8.

Technical Abstract: The loss of phosphorus from agricultural lands to water represents a primary cause of accelerated eutrophication, the most pervasive water quality problem in the U.S. today. This article reviews the root causes of today's problem, reviews the state of our knowledge on phosphorus cycling in the environment, and describes innovative management approaches aimed at tcontrolling phosphorus loss from agricultural lands.

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