Illustrates current fluid fertilizer technology in the US and abroad, including manufacture, handling, storage, distribution, and use in the field demonstrating how fluid fertilizer facilitates more precise delivery of nutrition to crops. The volume provides the means to analyze fluid fertilizer sys
Table of Contents
Preface -- Contributors -- 1. History of Fluid Fertilizers /Derek A. Palgrave -- 2. Global Status of Fluid Fertilizers /Derek A. Palgrave -- 3. Manufacture of Nitrogenous Fluids /Simon C. Quarmby -- 4. Manufacture of Mixed Fluids /Frank Achorn -- 5. Solubility /Harry B. Shaffer -- 6. Physical and Chemical Phenomena Controlling the Stability and Flow Properties in Suspensions /Edgar W. Sawyer, Jr. -- 7. Miscellaneous Physical Properties of Fluid Fertilizers /Derek A. Palgrave -- 8. Sequestration and Chelation /John J. Mortvedt -- 9. Corrosion Mitigation in Fluid Fertilizers /Homer R. Horsman and Patrick S. McRight -- 10. Large Storage Installations /Roy D. Space -- 11. Pit and Lagoon Storage /Kenneth C. Hunter -- 12. Local Storage and Distribution /Cecil L. Walker -- 13. Pipeline, Barge, and Rail Transport /Roy D. Space -- 14. Fertilization Under Drip Irrigation /Bnayahu Bar-Yosef -- 15. Localized and Subsurface Placement /Michael F. Broder -- 16. Hydroponics and Nutrient Film Culture /Selwyn Richardson -- 17. Fluid Fertilizer Application Equipment /Edgar J. Rickel -- 18. Agronomic Characteristics of Fluids /Larry S. Murphy -- 19. Management of Fluid Fertilizers for the Growing Crop /George W. Rehm and L. W. Lohry -- 20. Quality of Fluid Fertilizers /Frank J. Johnson and Edward J. Huber, Jr. -- 21. Health, Safety, and Environmental Aspects of Fluid Fertilizers /R. Gordon Wells and Karl T. Johnson -- 22. Glossary of Fluid Fertilizer Terms /James T. Batchelor and Derek A. Palgrave -- Index.
Derek A. Palgrave is a Chartered Chemist and Divisional Director of Chafer Fertilizers, at BritAg Industries Ltd., Chedburgh, Suffolk, England. The author of numerous scientific papers and patents, he is a Coeditor of the Fertilizer Science and Technology series (Marcel Dekker, Inc.). A Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry and Institute of Risk Management, and a member of the Institute of Patentees and Inventors, Mr. Palgrave received the M.A. degree from Cambridge University, England.