Sep 20, 2019
“Celebrating the 350th Anniversary of Phosphorus Discovery: A Conundrum of Deficiency and Excess” with Drs. Andrew Sharpley, Helen Jarvie, Don Flaten, and Peter Kleinman.
350 years ago, German alchemist Hennig Brandt accidentally discovered phosphorus during his quest to find the philosopher’s stone. As it turns out, phosphorus can’t turn base metals into gold, but it is one of the most important elements for sustaining life on earth. Join us for this episode as we discuss the discovery of phosphorus, its uses, how we harvest it, and interesting facts about its storied past.
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Phosphorus Week Blogs
“The Discovery and General Uses of Phosphorus” by Andrew Sharpley: https://soilsmatter.wordpress.com/2019/09/15/the-discovery-and-general-uses-of-phosphorus
“Why is Phosphorus Needed on Farms?” by Peter Kleinman: https://soilsmatter.wordpress.com/2019/09/15/why-is-phosphorus-needed-on-farms
“What are the Sources of Phosphorus for Crops?” by Don Flaten: https://soilsmatter.wordpress.com/2019/09/15/what-are-sources-of-phosphorus-for-crops
“What are the Challenges Regarding Phosphorus Use?” by Helen Jarvie: https://soilsmatter.wordpress.com/2019/09/15/what-are-the-challenges-regarding-phosphorus-use
“Ten Things We All Can Do to Manage Phosphorus Better” by Don Flaten: https://soilsmatter.wordpress.com/2019/09/15/ten-things-we-can-do-to-manage-phosphorus-better
4R Nutrient Stewardship from The Fertilizer Institute: https://www.nutrientstewardship.com/4rs/
4R Plus: https://www.4rplus.org/
Discovery farms: https://aaes.uark.edu/centers-and-programs/discovery-farm-program/
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