Key publications


Nutrient Management

Drinkwater, L.E., Snapp, S.S., 2007. Nutrients in agroecosystems: Rethinking the management paradigm. In: D.L. Sparks (Ed.), Advances in Agronomy, Vol 92. Advances in Agronomy, pp. 163.

Soil organic P

Dalal, R. C. (1977). Soil organic phosphorus. Advances in Agronomy, 29, 83-117.

Turner, B.L., Frossard, E., Baldwin, D.S., 2005. Organic phosphorus in the environment. CABI.

Giles, C.D., Cade-Menun, B.J., Hill, J.E., 2011. The inositol phosphates in soils and manures: Abundance, cycling, and measurement. Canadian Journal of Soil Science 91, 397-416.


Turner, B.L., Cade-Menun, B.J., Condron, L.M., Newman, S., 2005. Extraction of soil organic phosphorus. Talanta 66, 294-306.

Cade-Menun, B., Liu, C.W., 2014. Solution Phosphorus-31 Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy of Soils from 2005 to 2013: A Review of Sample Preparation and Experimental Parameters. Soil Science Society of America Journal 78, 19-37.

Biotechnologies to improve plant accesses to organic P

Richardson, A.E., Lynch, J.P., Ryan, P.R., Delhaize, E., Smith, F.A., Smith, S.E., Harvey, P.R., Ryan, M.H., Veneklaas, E.J., Lambers, H., Oberson, A., Culvenor, R.A., Simpson, R.J., 2011. Plant and microbial strategies to improve the phosphorus efficiency of agriculture. Plant and Soil 349, 121-156.


Richardson, A.E., Simpson, R.J., George, T.S. & Hocking, P.J. (2009) Plant Mechanisms to optimize access to soil phosphorus. Crop and Pasture Science 60, 124-143.

Celi, L., Barberis, E., 2005. Abiotic stabilization of organic phosphorus in the environment. Organic phosphorus in the environment, 113-132.

Dao, T.H., 2007. Ligand Effects on Inositol Phosphate Solubility and Bioavailability in Animal Manures. In: B.L. Turner, A.E. Richardson, E.J. Mullaney (Eds.), Inositol Phosphates: Linking Agriculture and the Environment. CAB International, Oxfordshire, UK, pp. 169-185.

Bunemann, E.K., 2008. Enzyme additions as a tool to assess the potential bioavailability of organically bound nutrients. Soil Biology & Biochemistry 40, 2116-2129.

Microbiology and enzymology of organic P degradation

Menezes-Blackburn, D., Jorquera, M.A., Greiner, R., Gianfreda, L., Mora, M.D., 2013. Phytases and Phytase-Labile Organic Phosphorus in Manures and Soils. Critical Reviews in Environmental Science and Technology 43, 916-954.

George, T., Quiquampoix, H., Simpson, R., Richardson, A., 2007. Interactions Between Phytases and Soil Constituents: Implications for the Hydrolysis of Inositol Phosphates. In: B. Turner, A. Richardson, E. Mullaney (Eds.), Inositol Phosphates: Linking Agriculture and the Environment. CABI, Oxfordshire, UK, pp. 221-241.


George T.S.; Richardson A. E.; Hadobas P. A. and Simpson, R.J. (2004) Characterization of transgenic Trifolium subterraneum L. which expresses phyA and releases extracellular phytase: growth and P nutrition in laboratory media and soil. Plant, Cell and Environment 27:1351-1361. (51 citations)

George T. S., Richardson A. E. and Simpson R. J. (2005) Behaviour of plant-derived extracellular phytase upon addition to soil. Soil Biology & Biochemistry 37:977-988.

George T.S., Simpson R. J. Hadobas P. A. and Richardson, A.E. (2005) Expression of a fungal phytase gene in Nicotiana tabacum improves phosphorus nutrition of plants grown in amended soils. Plant Biotechnology Journal 3:129-140.

George, T.S., Gregory, P.J., Wood, M., Read, D.J. and Buresh, R.J (2002) Phosphatase activity and organic acid concentrations in the rhizosphere of agroforestry species and maize. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 34:1487-1494.

Menezes-Blackburn, Daniel, Milko A. Jorquera, Liliana Gianfreda, Ralf Greiner, and María de la Luz Mora. “A novel phosphorus biofertilization strategy using cattle manure treated with phytase–nanoclay complexes.” Biology and Fertility of Soils (2013): 1-10.


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