Utilization of soil organic phosphorus as a strategic approach for sustainable agriculture
Soil organic phosphorus (P org ) can significantly assist in minimizing the adverse effects of chemi- cal phosphorus fertilizers on aquatic and marine resources. Success to achieve the desired last- ing transformation is primarily reliant on the drastic reduction of wasteful applications of chemical phosphorus fertilizers, thereby paving the way for proper investment of soil P org reserves. To this end, organically-bound phosphorus can be viewed as a cornerstone for the future development of agriculture. Thus, we consider it very timely to emphasize the suitability of soil P org to lead the way.