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Agriculture, Fertilizers and the Environment

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By: M Laegreid, O Ch Bockman and O Kaarstad

294 pages, Col plates, figs, tabs

CABI Publishing

Paperback | Oct 1999 | #95348 | ISBN: 0851993583
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About this book

Provides a balanced scientific review of the environmental and sustainability issues relating to fertilizer use and how its environmental impact can be minimized.

Provides a balanced scientific review of environmental and sustainability issues relating to fertilizer use and how its environmental impact can be minimized. Early chapters discuss the role and sources of plant nutrients, and overview constraints on sustainable food production. Later chapters deal with principles of soil productivity, individual plant nutrients, and direct and indirect environmental issues affecting the use of mineral fertilizers. Final chapters outline challenges and opportunities for increasing cereal production and agricultural sustainability in major food-producing regions. Includes color photos and a glossary. The authors are affiliated with Norak Hydro ASA.--SciTech Book News


Contents

The global challenge to feed the world; plant nutrient demand and sources; benefits and concerns relating to fertilizer use; practices and challenges in different regions of the world. (Part contents)

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