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Best Management Practices for Agricultural Phosphorus Management

Comprehensive guide for Colorado producers focusing on BMPs for phosphorus management for agronomic efficiency while protecting water quality. 

Phosphorus (P) is an essential nutrient for all forms of terrestrial life and is one of the 18 chemical elements known to be required for plant growth. Behind nitrogen, it is typically the nutrient most frequently required in supplemental forms such as fertilizer and manure. Water quality problems associated with P are generally confined to surface water as P typically does not leach in Colorado soils. Download the bulletin to learn more on P management in Colorado soils.