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Peak Phosphorous


In crop nutrition, much has been made with problems associated with nitrogen. But it’s phosphorous that we should be concerned about, says soil scientist Dr. Jay Goos.

Goos… “Phosphorus is a natural resource and rock phosphate is not found in very many places around the world”.

One of those places is Florida, but Dr. Goos says once it leaves the state, it’s ultimate destination is not necessarily where its needed.

Goos… “Phosphorous management in the United States is a line, when it should be a circle. You can mine rock phosphate in Florida or Morocco. You could make phosphorus fertilizer out of it. You can put it on a farm in Iowa or Illinois or Indiana to grow corn and soybeans. The corn and the soybeans go to a pig farm in North Carolina, and there it sits.”

Dr. Goos anticipates concerns over peak phosphorous to turn this into more of a circular pattern in the future.

Goos.. “Peak theory, it was first done with peak oil. Peak theory says that once you’ve mined out, half of something in the world, the rest of human history is fighting over the next half. And so, when are we going to reach peak phosphorus?”

We don’t know when we’ll reach peak phosphorus, but Dr. Goos says incorporating more animal agriculture closer to our crops will be important for creating more circular nutrient cycles.


7 Comments on "Peak Phosphorous"

  1. Hog Wild on Wed, 9th Sep 2020 4:06 pm 

    We’ll complete the circle when pigs fly.

  2. Harquebus on Wed, 9th Sep 2020 5:58 pm 

    Completing the circle means shitting in your own back yard.

  3. JuanP on Fri, 11th Sep 2020 6:25 pm 

    Another day of watching the self-destruction of China. There are so many negatives that I only read the few which affect me and mine. I ignore anything about stocks and the freak show in Peking Whores, liars and hypocrites all.

    I do keep tabs on anything in Asia, my neighborhood. If you don’t know what is happening, how can you prepare for the future?

    Rainy Saturday morning here. A good day to just chill. Later!

  4. Duncan Idaho on Fri, 11th Sep 2020 6:27 pm 

    Is Biden evil or stupid? He’s both.

  5. makati1 on Fri, 11th Sep 2020 7:02 pm 

    Davy, changing a few words does NOT change realty. And using another’s ID does not hide your Sinophobic delusional arrogance.

    China UP! Amerika,DOWN!

    Reality is a nasty bitch and she has come home to the terrorist police state, Amerika. About time!

    GO TRUMP! Take Amerika down!

  6. bochen777 on Fri, 11th Sep 2020 9:33 pm 

    Trump’s super secret nuclear weapon that even China/Russia doesn’t know about is actually a micronuke detonated by laser and its already been used in a major false flag
    It is a micronuke with as small as 6kt yield (about the same as the explosion in the Port of Beirut incident)

    It is thermonuclear without need for uranium/fission as it directly activates /fusions the hydrogen with a powerful miniaturized laser … 386a921a1e … nst-china/


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