Submitted to: Internet Web Page
Publication Type: Other
Publication Acceptance Date: 12/20/2002
Publication Date: 12/20/2002
Citation: Sharpley, A.N., Kleinman, P.J., Weld, J.L., McDowell, R. 2002. National phosphorus research project: Pennsylvania - soil P and overland flow P relationships. Internet Web Page. http://pswmru.arsup.psu.edu/phosphorus/nprpprogressreports.htm Interpretive Summary:
Technical Abstract: The effects of soil phosphorus (P) and field management on overland flow P loss from agricultural land in Pennsylvania is being studied as part of the National P Research Project (NPRP). The NPRP represents a consortium of federal and state agencies, as well as land grant universities, with collaboration in over 20 states. Pennsylvania's contribution to the NPRP has three immediate objectives: (1) quantify relationships between soil P, overland flow P and subsurface flow for Pennsylvania soils; (2) evaluate soil P extractants that can be used as indictors of soil P loss in overland and subsurface flow; and, (3) assess Pennsylvania's P Index, which identifies fields that are vulnerable to P loss. These objectives are expected to culminate in the development of cost-effective, integrated nutrient management strategies that target remedial activities on areas specifically at risk of P loss.