Sustainable P in Agriculture: Food and Fuel: P is for Productivity

Val H. Smith, Cecil W. Forsberg, Roberto Gaxiola, Thomas W. Crawford, Andrew R. Sharpley, Laura Schreeg, Ben Chaffin

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This chapter examines phosphorus demands associated with two key facets of human activities: food production and renewable biofuel production. It suggests innovative solutions for improving the efficiency of phosphorus usage at the farm scale, in crops, and in livestock. It also looks into the possibility of using modern tools of genetic engineering in improving phosphorus-use efficiency of both crop plants and livestock.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationPhosphorus, Food, and Our Future
PublisherOxford University Press
ISBN (Electronic)9780190267926
ISBN (Print)9780199916832
StatePublished - Aug 8 2013


  • Farm scale
  • Food production
  • Genetic engineering
  • Phosphorus demand
  • Phosphorus-use efficiency
  • Renewable biofuel production

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Agricultural and Biological Sciences


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