Submitted to: New York State Cooperative Extension Bulletin
Publication Type: Experiment Station
Publication Acceptance Date: 3/3/2000
Publication Date: 4/7/2000
Citation: Kleinman, P.J., Sharpley, A.N., Bryant, R., Reid, S. 2000. Phosphorus and agriculture iii: factors affecting the potential for phosphorus loss from land to water. New York State Cooperative Extension Bulletin. 10(1):2-3. Interpretive Summary:
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 is the third in a series exploring environmental aspects of agricultural P. The authors review how the array of source and transport factors affect diffuse phosphorus losses from agricultural lands. Critical source areas are identified as key unit within watersheds that need to be targeted in order to control phosphorus loss.