In Sweden, fertilization recommendations are based on results obtained from the P-AL (ammonium lactate) soil test, which is supposed to provide the potentially available phosphorus (P). There are known deficiencies with this method, for example that it is poorly suited to determine the availability of 'stable' P forms, which may be important over time. The aim of this project is to improve the knowledge on P dynamics in soils to improve fertilizer recommendations - this can save natural resources as well as money. New and archived soils from long-term field experiments are used. By use of isotope techniques and extractions we will evaluate P-AL and Olsen-P as indicators of plant-available P in different soils. We will also study the dynamics of stable P. The results are used to calibrate a model able to estimate the significance of the stable P pool for the availability of P. The model is used in a novel tool for fertilization recommendations developed in the project.