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Volume 12, issue 11
Biogeosciences, 12, 3415–3428, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-12-3415-2015
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Biogeosciences, 12, 3415–3428, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-12-3415-2015
© Author(s) 2015. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

Research article 05 Jun 2015

Research article | 05 Jun 2015

Use of near-infrared spectroscopy to assess phosphorus fractions of different plant availability in forest soils

J. Niederberger et al.
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The analysis of soil phosphorus (P) in fractions of different plant availability is a common approach to characterize the P status of forest soils. However, quantification of organic and inorganic P fractions is very labour intensive and therefore rarely applied for large sample numbers. Prediction of P fractions with NIRS can be a promising approach to replace conventional analysis, if models are developed for sets of soil samples with similar physical and chemical properties.
The analysis of soil phosphorus (P) in fractions of different plant availability is a common...
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