Optimisation of nutrients in soil-plant systems: Determining how phosphorus availability is regulated in soils

Project (past)

Project dates01 Apr 2012 to end of 01 Apr 2017
Researchers
Principal InvestigatorSteve McGrath
FunderBiotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council
Project numberS5197
5197
DepartmentSustainable Soils and Grassland Systems (SSGS)
Research fish codeBBS/E/C/00005197
Grant IDBBS/E/C/00005197

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Simulation of Phosphorus Chemistry, Uptake and Utilisation by Winter Wheat

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Wu, L., Blackwell, M. S. A., Dunham, S. J., Hernandez, J. M. B. and McGrath, S. P. 2019. Simulation of Phosphorus Chemistry, Uptake and Utilisation by Winter Wheat. Plants. 8 (10), p. 404. https://doi.org/10.3390/plants8100404

A rapid ammonium fluoride method to determine the oxygen isotope ratio of available phosphorus in tropical soils

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Pfahler, V., Bielnicka, A., Smith, A. C., Granger, S. J., Blackwell, M. S. A. and Turner, B. L. 2019. A rapid ammonium fluoride method to determine the oxygen isotope ratio of available phosphorus in tropical soils. Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry. https://doi.org/10.1002/rcm.8647

Responses of carbon, nitrogen and phosphorus to two consecutive drying–rewetting cycles in soils

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Pezzola, D., Cardenas, L. M., Mian, I. A., Carswell, A. M., Donovan, N., Dhanoa, D. and Blackwell, M. S. A. 2019. Responses of carbon, nitrogen and phosphorus to two consecutive drying–rewetting cycles in soils. Journal of Plant Nutrition and Soil Science. 182 (2), pp. 217-228. https://doi.org/10.1002/jpln.201800082

A comparison of soil tests for available phosphorus in long-term field experiments in Europe

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Nawara, S., Van Dael, T., Merckx, R., Amery, F., Elsen, A., Odeurs, W., Vandendriessche, H., McGrath, S. P., Roisin, C., Jouany, C., Pellerin, S., Denoroy, P., Eichler-Lobermann, B., Borjesson, G., Goos, P., Akkermans, W. and Smolders, E. 2017. A comparison of soil tests for available phosphorus in long-term field experiments in Europe. European Journal of Soil Science. 68 (6), pp. 873-885. https://doi.org/10.1111/ejss.12486

Elemental Composition of Natural Nanoparticles and Fine Colloids in European Forest Stream Waters and Their Role as Phosphorus Carriers

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Gottselig, N., Amelung, W., Kirchner, J. W., Bol, R., Eugster, W., Granger, S. J., Hernández-Crespo, C., Herrmann, F., Keizer, J. J., Korkiakoski, M., Laudon, H., Lehner, I., Löfgren, S., Lohila, A., Macleod, C. J. A., Mölder, M., Müller, C., Nasta, P., Nischwitz, V., Paul-Limoges, E., Pierret, M. C., Pilegaard, K., Romano, N., Sebastià, M. T., Stähli, M., Voltz, M., Vereecken, H., Siemens, J. and Klumpp, E. 2017. Elemental Composition of Natural Nanoparticles and Fine Colloids in European Forest Stream Waters and Their Role as Phosphorus Carriers. Global Biogeochemical Cycles. 31 (10), pp. 1592-1607. https://doi.org/10.1002/2017GB005657

Selenium deficiency risk predicted to increase under future climate change

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Jones, G. D., Droz, B., Greve, P., Gottschalk, P., Poffet, D., McGrath, S. P., Seneviratne, S. I., Smith, P. and Winkel, L. H. E. 2017. Selenium deficiency risk predicted to increase under future climate change. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America - PNAS. 114 (11), pp. 2848-2853. https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1611576114

Cover cropping with oilseed radish (Raphanus sativus) alone does not enhance deep burrowing earthworm (Lumbricus terrestris) midden counts

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Stroud, J. L., Irons, D. E., Watts, C. W., Storkey, J., Morris, N. L., Stobart, R. M., Fielding, H. A. and Whitmore, A. P. 2017. Cover cropping with oilseed radish (Raphanus sativus) alone does not enhance deep burrowing earthworm (Lumbricus terrestris) midden counts. Soil & Tillage Research. 165 (January), pp. 11-15. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.still.2016.07.013

Particle-specific toxicity and bioavailability of cerium oxide (CeO2) nanoparticles to Arabidopsis thaliana

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Yang, X., Pan, H., Wang, P. and Zhao, F-J. 2017. Particle-specific toxicity and bioavailability of cerium oxide (CeO2) nanoparticles to Arabidopsis thaliana. Journal Of Hazardous Materials. 322, pp. 292-300. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhazmat.2016.03.054

Phosphate stable oxygen isotope variability within a temperate agricultural soil

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Granger, S. J., Harris, P., Peukert, S., Guo, R., Tamburini, F., Blackwell, M. S. A., Howden, N. J. K. and McGrath, S. P. 2017. Phosphate stable oxygen isotope variability within a temperate agricultural soil. Geoderma. 285 (1 January), pp. 64-75. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.geoderma.2016.09.020

The oxygen isotopic composition of phosphate in river water and its potential sources in the Upper River Taw catchment, UK

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Granger, S. J., Heaton, T. H. E., Pfahler, V., Blackwell, M. S. A., Yuan, H-M. and Collins, A. L. 2017. The oxygen isotopic composition of phosphate in river water and its potential sources in the Upper River Taw catchment, UK. Science of the Total Environment. 574 (1 January), pp. 680-690. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2016.09.007

Combined Applications of Nitrogen and Phosphorus Fertilizers with Manure Increase Maize Yield and Nutrient Uptake via Stimulating Root Growth in a Long-Term Experiment

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Wen, Z. H., Shen, J. B., Blackwell, M. S. A., Li, H. G., Zhao, B-Q. and Yuan, H-M. 2016. Combined Applications of Nitrogen and Phosphorus Fertilizers with Manure Increase Maize Yield and Nutrient Uptake via Stimulating Root Growth in a Long-Term Experiment. Pedosphere. 26 (1), pp. 62-73. https://doi.org/10.1016/s1002-0160(15)60023-6

Major crop species show differential balance between root morphological and physiological responses to variable phosphorus supply

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Lyu, Y., Tang, H. L., Li, H. G., Zhang, F-S., Rengel, Z., Whalley, W. R., Shen, J. B. and Stralia, V. P. 2016. Major crop species show differential balance between root morphological and physiological responses to variable phosphorus supply. Frontiers in Plant Science. 7. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpls.2016.01939

Population collapse of Lumbricus terrestris in conventional arable cultivations and response to straw applications

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Stroud, J. L., Irons, D. E., Watts, C. W., White, R. P., McGrath, S. P. and Whitmore, A. P. 2016. Population collapse of Lumbricus terrestris in conventional arable cultivations and response to straw applications. Applied Soil Ecology. 108 (December), pp. 72-75. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apsoil.2016.08.002

A loss-of-function allele of OsHMA3 associated with high cadmium accumulation in shoots and grain of Japonica rice cultivars

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Yan, J. L., Wang, P., Wang, P., Yang, M., Lian, X., Tang, Z., Huang, C-F., Salt, D. E. and Zhao, F-J. 2016. A loss-of-function allele of OsHMA3 associated with high cadmium accumulation in shoots and grain of Japonica rice cultivars. Plant, Cell and Environment. 39 (9), pp. 1941-1954. https://doi.org/10.1111/pce.12747

The role of OsPT8 in arsenate uptake and varietal difference in arsenate tolerance in rice

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Wang, P., Zhang, W., Mao, C., Xu, G. and Zhao, F-J. 2016. The role of OsPT8 in arsenate uptake and varietal difference in arsenate tolerance in rice. Journal of Experimental Botany. 67 (21), pp. 6051-6059. https://doi.org/10.1093/jxb/erw362

Long-term impact of sewage sludge application on Rhizobium leguminosarum biovar trifolii: an evaluation using meta-analysis

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Charlton, A., Sakrabani, R., McGrath, S. P. and Campbell, C. D. 2016. Long-term impact of sewage sludge application on Rhizobium leguminosarum biovar trifolii: an evaluation using meta-analysis. Journal of Environmental Quality. 45, pp. 1572-1587. https://doi.org/10.2134/jeq2015.12.0590

Key challenges and priorities for modelling European grasslands under climate change

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Kipling, R. P., Virkajaervi, P., Breitsameter, L., Curnel, Y., De Swaef, T., Gustavsson, A. M., Hennart, S., Hoeglind, M., Jaervenranta, K., Minet, J., Nendel, C., Persson, T., Picon-Cochard, C., Rolinski, S., Sandars, D. L., Scollan, N. D., Sebek, L., Seddaiu, G., Topp, C. F. E., Twardy, S., Van Middelkoop, J., Wu, L. and Bellocchi, G. 2016. Key challenges and priorities for modelling European grasslands under climate change. Science of the Total Environment. 566-567, pp. 851-864. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2016.05.144

Determining the longer term decline in plant-available soil phosphorus from short-term measured values

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Johnston, A. E., Poulton, P. R., White, Robin P. and Macdonald, A. J. 2016. Determining the longer term decline in plant-available soil phosphorus from short-term measured values. Soil Use and Management. 32 (2), pp. 151-161. https://doi.org/10.1111/sum.12253

Greenhouse gas emissions and stocks of soil carbon and nitrogen from a 20-year fertilised wheat-maize intercropping system: a model approach

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Zhang, X., Xu, M., Liu, J., Sun, N., Wang, B. and Wu, L. 2016. Greenhouse gas emissions and stocks of soil carbon and nitrogen from a 20-year fertilised wheat-maize intercropping system: a model approach. Journal of Environmental Management. 167 (1 February), pp. 105-114. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvman.2015.11.014

Does fine sediment source as well as quantity affect salmonid embryo mortality and development?

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Sear, D. A., Jones, J. I., Collins, A. L., Hulin, A., Burke, N., Bateman, S., Pattison, I. and Naden, P. S. 2016. Does fine sediment source as well as quantity affect salmonid embryo mortality and development? Science of the Total Environment. 541, pp. 957-968. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2015.09.155

Extent, frequency and rate of water erosion of arable land in Britain - benefits and challenges for modelling

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Evans, R., Collins, A. L., Foster, I. D. L., Rickson, R. J., Anthony, S. G., Brewer, T., Deeks, L., Newell-Price, J. P., Truckell, I. G. and Zhang, Y. 2016. Extent, frequency and rate of water erosion of arable land in Britain - benefits and challenges for modelling. Soil Use and Management. 32 (S1), pp. 149-161. https://doi.org/10.1111/sum.12210

Phosphorus use efficiency and management in agriculture

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Roberts, T. L. and Johnston, A. E. 2015. Phosphorus use efficiency and management in agriculture. Resources, Conservation and Recycling. 105, pp. 275-281. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.resconrec.2015.09.013

Distribution of the stable isotopes 57Fe and 68Zn in grain tissues of various wheat lines differing in their phytate content

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Xue, Y-F., Xia, H-Y., McGrath, S. P., Shewry, P. R. and Zhao, F-J. 2015. Distribution of the stable isotopes 57Fe and 68Zn in grain tissues of various wheat lines differing in their phytate content. Plant and Soil. 396, pp. 73-83. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11104-015-2582-6

Soil pH determines microbial diversity and composition in the Park Grass Experiment

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Zhalnina, K., Dias, R., De Quadros, P. D., Davis-Richardson, A., Camargo, F. A. O., Clark, I. M., McGrath, S. P., Hirsch, P. R. and Triplett, E. W. 2015. Soil pH determines microbial diversity and composition in the Park Grass Experiment. Microbial Ecology. 69, pp. 395-406. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00248-014-0530-2

Over 150 years of long-term fertilization alters spatial scaling of microbial biodiversity

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Liang, Y., Wu, Liyou, Clark, I. M., Xue, K., Yang, Y., Van Nostrand, J. D., Deng, Y., He, Z., McGrath, S. P., Storkey, J., Hirsch, P. R., Sun, B. and Zhou, J. 2015. Over 150 years of long-term fertilization alters spatial scaling of microbial biodiversity. mBio. 6, pp. e00240-15. https://doi.org/10.1128/mBio.00240-15

Source identification of fine-grained suspended sediment in the Kharaa River basin, northern Mongolia

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Theuring, P., Collins, A. L. and Rode, M. 2015. Source identification of fine-grained suspended sediment in the Kharaa River basin, northern Mongolia. Science of the Total Environment. 526, pp. 77-87. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2015.03.134

Concentrations of metals and metalloids in soils that have the potential to lead to exceedance of maximum limit concentrations of contaminants in food and feed

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McGrath, S. P. and Zhao, F-J. 2015. Concentrations of metals and metalloids in soils that have the potential to lead to exceedance of maximum limit concentrations of contaminants in food and feed. Soil Use and Management. 31 (Suppl. 1), pp. 34-45. https://doi.org/10.1111/sum.12080

Sustainable intensification of China's agriculture: the key role of nutrient management and climate change mitigation and adaptation

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Lu, Y., Chadwick, D., Norse, D., Powlson, D. S. and Shi, W. 2015. Sustainable intensification of China's agriculture: the key role of nutrient management and climate change mitigation and adaptation. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment. 209, pp. 1-4. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.agee.2015.05.012

Effects of manipulated above- and belowground organic input on soil respiration in a Chinese pine plantation

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Fan, J., Wang, J., Zhao, B., Wu, L., Zhang, C., Zhao, X. and Gadow, K. V. 2015. Effects of manipulated above- and belowground organic input on soil respiration in a Chinese pine plantation. PLOS ONE. 10, p. e126337. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0126337

Assessment of a rapid method for quantitative reach-scale estimates of deposited fine sediment in rivers

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Duerdoth, C. P., Arnold, A., Murphy, J. F., Naden, P. S., Scarlett, P., Collins, A. L., Sear, D. A. and Jones, J. I. 2015. Assessment of a rapid method for quantitative reach-scale estimates of deposited fine sediment in rivers. Geomorphology. 230, pp. 37-50. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.geomorph.2014.11.003

A review of the impacts of degradation threats on soil properties in the UK

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Gregory, A. S., Ritz, K., McGrath, S. P., Quinton, J. N., Goulding, K. W. T., Jones, R. J. A., Harris, J. A., Bol, R., Wallace, P., Pilgrim, E. S. and Whitmore, A. P. 2015. A review of the impacts of degradation threats on soil properties in the UK. Soil Use and Management. 31 (S1), pp. 1-15. https://doi.org/10.1111/sum.12212

Biosolids: soil quality and fertility benefits. UKWIR Report Ref. No. 15/SL/01/8

D1 - Technical reports: non-confidential
Bhogal, A., McGrath, S. P., Nicholson, F., Taylor, M. and Withers, P. 2015. Biosolids: soil quality and fertility benefits. UKWIR Report Ref. No. 15/SL/01/8. UK Water Industry Research, London.

Diversity and abundance of arsenic biotransformation genes in paddy soils from southern China

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Zhang, S-Y., Zhao, F-J., Sun, G-X., Su, J-Q., Yang, X-R., Li, H. and Zhu, Y-G. 2015. Diversity and abundance of arsenic biotransformation genes in paddy soils from southern China. Environmental Science & Technology. 49, pp. 4138-4146. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.est.5b00028

Arsenic methylation and volatilization by arsenite S-adenosylmethionine methyltransferase in Pseudomonas alcaligenes NBRC14159

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Zhang, J., Cao, T., Tang, Z., Shen, Q., Rosen, B. P. and Zhao, F-J. 2015. Arsenic methylation and volatilization by arsenite S-adenosylmethionine methyltransferase in Pseudomonas alcaligenes NBRC14159. Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 81, pp. 2852-2860. https://doi.org/10.1128/AEM.03804-14

Anaerobic arsenite oxidation by an autotrophic arsenite-oxidizing bacterium from an arsenic-contaminated paddy soil

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Zhang, J., Zhou, W., Liu, B., He, J., Shen, Q. and Zhao, F-J. 2015. Anaerobic arsenite oxidation by an autotrophic arsenite-oxidizing bacterium from an arsenic-contaminated paddy soil. Environmental Science & Technology. 49, pp. 5956-5964. https://doi.org/10.1021/es506097c

Carbon and nitrogen dynamics in soil aggregates under long-term nitrogen and water addition in a temperate steppe

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Wang, R., Dungait, J. A. J., Creamer, C. A., Cai, J., Li, B., Xu, Z., Zhang, Y., Ma, Y. and Jiang, Y. 2015. Carbon and nitrogen dynamics in soil aggregates under long-term nitrogen and water addition in a temperate steppe. Soil Science Society of America Journal. 79 (2), pp. 527-535. https://doi.org/10.2136/sssaj2014.09.0351

The role of nodes in arsenic storage and distribution in rice

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Chen, Y., Moore, K. L., Miller, A. J., McGrath, S. P., Ma, J. F. and Zhao, F-J. 2015. The role of nodes in arsenic storage and distribution in rice. Journal of Experimental Botany. 66, pp. 3717-3724. https://doi.org/10.1093/jxb/erv164

Simulation of nitrous oxide emissions at field scale using the SPACSYS model

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Wu, L., Rees, R. M., Tarsitano, D., Zhang, X., Jones, S. K. and Whitmore, A. P. 2015. Simulation of nitrous oxide emissions at field scale using the SPACSYS model. Science of the Total Environment. 530-531, pp. 76-86. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2015.05.064

Review of an ADAS Report 'The agronomic case for polyhalite', dated 8 April 2014 (Report prepared for the North York Moors National Park Authority)

D1 - Technical reports: non-confidential
Johnston, A. E. 2015. Review of an ADAS Report 'The agronomic case for polyhalite', dated 8 April 2014 (Report prepared for the North York Moors National Park Authority). North York Moors National Park Authority.

Soil contamination in China: current status and mitigation strategies

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Zhao, F-J., Ma, Y., Zhu, Y-G., Tang, Z. and McGrath, S. P. 2015. Soil contamination in China: current status and mitigation strategies. Environmental Science & Technology. 49 (2), pp. 750-759. https://doi.org/10.1021/es5047099