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Agricultural Pollution

Environmental Problems and Practical Solutions, 1st Edition

By Graham Merrington, Dr Linton Winder Nfa, R. Parkinson, Mark Redman, L. Winder

CRC Press

264 pages

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Description

This comprehensive text provides a concise overview of environmental problems caused by agriculture, (such as pesticide pollution and increased nitrate levels) and offers practical solutions to them. It is well illustrated and contains a fully-referenced introduction to the main contemporary agricultural pollution issues in the UK. It will help provide clear, scientific and technical understanding of the most important sources of agricultural pollution.

Reviews

'Good structure, clearly written, with good diagrams.' – Lecturer, University of Plymouth

Table of Contents

1. Agriculture and Pollution. 2. Nitrates and Nitrogen Loss. 3. Phosphorus. 4. Soil Erosion. 5. Organic Wastes. 6. Gaseous Emissions. 7. Pesticides. 8. Genetic Modification. 9. Policy Strategies for Reducing Pollution.

About the Authors

Graham Merrington, Lecturer in Soil Chemistry, Adelaide University, Australia

Linton Winder, Senior Lecturer in Conservation Management, Department of Agriculture and Food Studies, University of Plymouth, UK

Robert Parkinson, Principal Lecturer, Department of Agriculture and Food Studies, University of Plymouth, UK

Mark Redman, Independent Consultant, UK

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCI026000
SCIENCE / Environmental Science
TEC003000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Agriculture / General