Spatial patterns of P fractions and chemical properties in soils of two native shrub communities in Senegal

@article{Dossa2009SpatialPO,
  title={Spatial patterns of P fractions and chemical properties in soils of two native shrub communities in Senegal},
  author={Ekwe L Dossa and Sarany Diedhiou and Jana E Compton and K. B. Assigbetse and Richard Dick},
  journal={Plant and Soil},
  year={2009},
  volume={327},
  pages={185-198}
}
Two shrub species (Piliostigma reticulatum (D.C.) Hochst (Caesalpinioideae) and Guiera senegalensis J.F. Gmel (Combretaceae) are commonly found in farmers’ fields at varying densities in semi-arid Senegal and throughout the Sahel where soils have chronically low phosphorus (P) availability. It seems plausible that shrub litter and the rhizospheres could influence P fractions and other chemical soil properties that affect crop productivity. Thus, a study was done at two sites, on the… CONTINUE READING

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