Share |

Meta Data Analysis for Assessing the P-status in Polish Soils

In this report the geographical distribution of available and total phosphorus in Poland has been shown. Generally phosphorus balance in Poland varies from -1.7 kg P/ha in south-west up to +7.4 kg P/ha in mid-west with average value being around 3.4 kg P/ha for the whole country.

Independent data from two different sources indicated high P contents in mid-west, west and north regions, whereas south-east, east and central regions had lower P contents in soils. This is strongly related to both livestock intensity and crop production in mid-west, north and west regions, what results in the accumulation of P in the soil. Whereas in south, east and south-east farms are much smaller and
agriculture is more decentralized. Because of locally warmer microclimat in south-western voivodesips (opolskie and dolnoslaskie) resulting in ca. 2 weeks longer vegetation period, the crop productivity is much higher than elsewhere, causing negative phosphorus balance. This heterogeneity in P distribution emphasizes the demand to impose political restrictions in certain regions to ensure a balanced fertiliser
application in Poland, also in those regions where large farms dominate and high amounts of manure accumulate.

This report was prepared as part of Work Package 4 on Standarisation of Manure Types with focus on Phosphorus in the project Baltic Manure.

Click here to read the report


If you have any comments, ideas or suggestions in relation to the content on this site, please write a message in the contact form below.

First Name
Last Name
Enter the letters shown above