Latest Phosphorus Stories
Humans are having an effect on Earth's ecosystems but it's not just the depletion of resources and the warming of the planet we are causing.
The practice of deep banding fertilizer is growing in popularity as more growers turn to strip-till.
Should the periodic table bear a warning label in the 21st century or be revised with a lesson about elemental supply and demand?
In chemistry, a phosphate is a polyatomic ion or radical consisting of one phosphorus atom and four oxygen. In the ionic form, it carries a -3 formal charge, and is denoted PO43-. In a biochemical setting, a free phosphate ion in solution is called inorganic phosphate, to distinguish it from phosphates bound in the form of ATP, or perhaps in DNA or RNA. Inorganic phosphate is generally denoted Pi. Inorganic phosphate can be formed by the reactions of ATP, or ADP, with the formation of the...
- To swell, as grain or wood with water.