Freezing and drying effects on potential plant contributions to phosphorus in runoff.

@article{Roberson2007FreezingAD,
  title={Freezing and drying effects on potential plant contributions to phosphorus in runoff.},
  author={Tiffany Roberson and Larry G. Bundy and Todd W. Andraski},
  journal={Journal of environmental quality},
  year={2007},
  volume={36 2},
  pages={532-9}
}
Phosphorus (P) in runoff from landscapes can promote eutrophication of natural waters. Soluble P released from plant material can contribute significant amounts of P to runoff particularly after plant freezing or drying. This study was conducted to evaluate P losses from alfalfa or grass after freezing or drying as potential contributors to runoff P. Alfalfa (Medicago sativa L.) and grass (principally, Agropyron repens L.) plant samples were subjected to freezing and drying treatments to… CONTINUE READING