New book: “Sustainable Phosphorus Management”

Phosphorus is one of the key nutrients necessary to human, animal and plant life. The finite resource must be used more effectively. Sustainable Phosphorus Management: A Global Transdisciplinary Roadmap provides up-to-date information on global phosphorus flows and identifies options to improve phosphorus efficiency and sustainability.

New projection of Peak Phosphorus

A detailed projection of phosphorus production by two Australian researchers  indicates that world phosphate rock production will most likely peak in 2027.   Phosphorus is a finite resource and cannot be substituted for agricultural uses.  Without the use of phosophrus in fertilisers it would be difficult to provide sufficient food for an expanding world population.