Correction : Soil microbial biomass phosphorus can serve as an index to reflect soil phosphorus fertility

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Peng, Y., Duan, Y., Hu, W., Xu, M., Yang, X., Wang, X., Wang, B., Blackwell, M. S. A. and Feng, G. 2021. Correction : Soil microbial biomass phosphorus can serve as an index to reflect soil phosphorus fertility. Biology And Fertility Of Soils. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00374-021-01563-3

AuthorsPeng, Y., Duan, Y., Hu, W., Xu, M., Yang, X., Wang, X., Wang, B., Blackwell, M. S. A. and Feng, G.
Abstract

The effect and relative contributions of C and P inputs on soil microbial biomass P (MBP) accumulation were studied in three long-term soil fertility experiments with various soil and climate characteristics at Qiyang, Yangling, and Wulumuqi. The maximum of soil MBP in all three sites was 47.8 mg P kg-1. The MBP accumulated per unit in soil (mg P kg-1 soil) was correlated with a 4.91 mg kg-1 increase in Olsen P. For each unit increase in P surplus (kg P ha-1), manure C (kg C ha-1), and stubble C (kg C ha-1), MBP accumulation increased by 330, 3.7, and 13 units (μg P kg-1 soil), respectively. The soil MBP was positively correlated with crop yield and P uptake, making the soil MBP a useful soil P fertility index. The critical levels of the soil MBP pool were 140 kg ha-1, 57–62 kg ha-1, and 33–35 kg ha-1 in acidic red soil, loessial soil, and grey desert soil, respectively. This is the first report to establish a quantitative index of soil fertility based on the soil MBP pool. Our findings demonstrate that C input is a good driver of soil MBP accumulation. Integration of the soil MBP as an index of soil P fertility into agricultural P management is useful to help manage mineral P fertilizers as part of sustainable agricultural practices.

KeywordsMicrobial biomass P; Fertility; Yield; Manure; Organic C
Year of Publication2021
JournalBiology And Fertility Of Soils
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1007/s00374-021-01563-3
Open accessPublished as non-open access
FunderBiotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council
Output statusPublished
Publication dates
Online23 Apr 2021
PublisherSpringer
ISSN0178-2762

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