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Cover crops provide benefits in agricultural systems with high P availability (i.e., optimal or excessive soil P for plant growth) by reducing losses of soil phosphorus (P) via erosion and leaching, and potentially by increasing soil P availability when P is released during residue decomposition. We quantified P transfer from cover crop residues to soil(More)
Plants affect phosphorus (P) cycling through uptake and the mobilization of P from several soil pools into soil solution. The effects of seven cover crop species – three legumes (variable morphology), three cereals (variable domestication degree), one mustard (non-mycorrhizal) – on P cycling were compared in a greenhouse experiment. Monocultures and(More)
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