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Data from: Leaching potential of phosphite fertilizer in sandy soils of the Southern Coastal Plain, USA

Citation

Szogi, Ariel A.; Shumaker, Paul D.; Billman, Eric D.; Bauer, Philip J. (2022), Data from: Leaching potential of phosphite fertilizer in sandy soils of the Southern Coastal Plain, USA, Dryad, Dataset, https://doi.org/10.5061/dryad.3r2280ghx

Abstract

This is digital research data corresponding to a published manuscript, Leaching potential of phosphite fertilizer in sandy soils of the southern coastal plain, USA. Environments 2021, 8, 126, https://doi.org/10.3390/environments8110126

Novel biotechnology on transgenic plants capable of metabolizing phosphite (Phi), a reduced form of P, could improve the effectiveness of P fertilizers and reduce the P footprint in agriculture with the benefit of suppressing weed growth. However, potassium Phi (K-Phi) salts used as fertilizer are highly soluble in water. At the same time, sandy soils of the Southern Coastal Plain are vulnerable to leaching losses resulting from long-term Pi fertilizer application. We performed a replicated leaching trial using five soil materials that included three surface and two subsurface layers from cultivated topsoil (Ap horizon) with contrasting Phi and Pi sorption capacities. Each soil received three treatments K-Phi at rates 0 (control), 24, and 49 kg P ha−1 and leached twice with de-ionized water. All K-Phi-treated soils leached Phi except for the controls.

Funding

Cotton Incorporated, Award: 18-499