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Nitrogen Fertilization in the Environment

1st Edition

Edited by Peter Bacon

CRC Press

624 pages

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Hardback: 9780824789947
pub: 1995-01-23
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This study examines the interactions between nitrogen and the ecosystem and discusses nitrogen fertilization practices around the world. Simulation models that play an important role in determining the dynamics of source-sink relationships are presented, helping to pinpoint inefficiencies and develop strategies to synchronize nitrogen supply and demand.


". . .presents the most up-to-date information on nitrogen requirement for various crops and environmental considerations. "

---Soil Science

". . .a valuable book. . .deserves a place in the libraries of universities and research institutes. "

---Field Crops Research

". . .an excellent book for a graduate student or researcher working in the area of nitrogen fertilizer use. "


". . .a very helpful compendium. . .A book you need to chain to the shelf. "

---Journal of Environmental Quality

Table of Contents

World nitrogen supply and demand - an overview; plant uptake and utilization of nitrogen; developments in modelling nitrogen transformations in soil; modelling N fertilization requirements for crops and pastures; nitrogen fertilization of upland crops; nitrogen fertilization practices of lowland rice culture; nitrogen management and fertilization of tropical plantation tree crops; nitrogen management for intensively grown arable crops and field vegetables; nitrogen management in orchards; nitrogen cycling in grazing systems; nitrogen fertilization practices in forestry; atmospheric N2 fixation as an alternative N source; organic wastes as alternative nitrogen sources; modelling the effects of management practices on nitrogen in soils and ground water; minimizing gaseous losses of nitrogen.

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BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / General
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Agriculture / General