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Agriculture and the Nitrogen Cycle: Assessing the Impacts of Fertilizer Use on Food Production and the Environment

Series: SCOPE - Scientific Committee on Problems of the Environment Volume: 65

Edited By: Arvin R Mosier, Keith Syers and John R Freney

296 pages, Figs, tabs

Shearwater Books

Paperback | Sep 2004 | #152237 | ISBN: 1559637102
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Hardback | Sep 2004 | #152239 | ISBN: 1559637080
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About this book

Provides a global assessment of the role of nitrogen fertilizer in the nitrogen cycle. The focus of the book is regional, emphasizing the need to maintain food and fiber production while minimizing environmental impacts where fertilizer is abundant, and the need to enhance fertilizer utilization in systems where nitrogen is limited. The book is derived from a workshop held by the Scientific Committee on Problems of the Environment (SCOPE) in Kampala, Uganda, that brought together the world's leading scientists to examine and discuss the nitrogen cycle and related problems. It contains an overview chapter that summarizes the group's findings, four chapters on cross-cutting issues, and thirteen background chapters.


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