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Farm Soil Determines Environmental Fate of Phosphorous
December 17, 2012
Brazil's soybean yields have become competitive with those of the United States and Argentina, but the soil demands a lot of phosphorous, which is not renewable. In the U.S., meanwhile, historical applications of the fertilizer have polluted waterways. What accounts for these problems? It's the soils, according to a new study comparing agriculture in the three countries.
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