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Agronomic effectiveness of a granular poultry litter-derived organomineral phosphate fertilizer in tropical soils: Soil phosphorus fractionation and plant responses

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Frazao, Joaquim Jose [1] ; Benites, Vinicius de Melo [2] ; Schiavon Ribeiro, Joao Victor [3] ; Pierobon, Vitor Mateus [3] ; Lavres, Jose [1]
Total Authors: 5
[1] Univ Sao Paulo, Ctr Nucl Energy Agr, Lab Plant Nutr, Ave Centenario 303, BR-13400970 Piracicaba, SP - Brazil
[2] EMBRAPA Soils, Rua Jardim Bot 1024, BR-22460000 Rio De Janeiro, RJ - Brazil
[3] Univ Sao Paulo, Luiz de Queiroz Coll AgricHlt, Ave Padua Dias 11, BR-13418900 Piracicaba, SP - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 3
Document type: Journal article
Source: Geoderma; v. 337, p. 582-593, MAR 1 2019.
Web of Science Citations: 0

Production of organomineral phosphate fertilizers (OMF) from poultry litter (PL) has been suggested to reduce the dependence on phosphorus (P) reserves. Here, we compared a granular PL-derived OMF to triple superphosphate (TSP) in two contrasting tropical soils (Oxisol and Entisol) by using isotope dilution with P-32. Our study aimed to gain insight into soil P fractionation, and P availability to maize plants achieved by P fertilization (0, 25, 50, 75 and 100 mg kg(-1) of soil), in order to investigate the agronomic effectiveness of OMF. Despite mu-XRF maps revealing that the mixture of PL and TSP as OMF resulted in P hot spots disseminated in a low concentration background, whereas for the TSP treatment higher P concentration was uniformly distributed in the granules, there was no difference in maize yield and fertilizer P recovery (%R) between P sources in both soils. In the Oxisol, there was no difference between fertilizers in any of the soil P pools, but larger readily phytoavailable P and smaller moderately labile P fractions were obtained with OMF. In the Entisol, the labile P pool was larger with TSP. Nevertheless, acid and alkaline phosphatase activity and microbial biomass were affected by P rate and P source. The results show that OMF is an effective substitute for conventional phosphate fertilizers, since OMF promotes P recovery, plant P uptake and biomass yields compared to those obtained with TSP. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 15/19121-8 - Multi-User Equipment approved in grant 2015/05942-0: micro X-Ray Fluorescence system
Grantee:Hudson Wallace Pereira de Carvalho
Support type: Multi-user Equipment Program
FAPESP's process: 13/22173-4 - Isotopic (32P), biochemical and physiological assessments for agronomic evaluation of granulated organomineral fertilizers by corn and soybean
Grantee:Joaquim José Frazão
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate