Agriculture and the Nitrogen Cycle: Assessing the Impacts of by Arvin Mosier,J. Keith Syers,John R. Freney

By Arvin Mosier,J. Keith Syers,John R. Freney

Nitrogen is an important point for plant progress and improvement and a key agricultural input-but in extra it may possibly result in a number of difficulties for human and ecological well-being. around the globe, distribution of fertilizer nitrogen is particularly asymmetric, with a few parts topic to nitrogen pollutants and others being affected by diminished soil fertility, reduced crop creation, and different effects of insufficient supply.

Agriculture and the Nitrogen Cycle presents an international evaluate of the position of nitrogen fertilizer within the nitrogen cycle. the point of interest of the publication is local, emphasizing the necessity to keep nutrition and fiber creation whereas minimizing environmental affects the place fertilizer is plentiful, and the necessity to increase fertilizer usage in structures the place nitrogen is proscribed. The booklet is derived from a workshop held by means of the clinical Committee on difficulties of our environment (SCOPE) in Kampala, Uganda, that introduced jointly the world's major scientists to envision and speak about the nitrogen cycle and similar difficulties. It comprises an outline bankruptcy that summarizes the group's findings, 4 chapters on cross-cutting concerns, and 13 history chapters.

The ebook deals a distinct synthesis and offers an updated, vast standpoint at the problems with nitrogen fertilizer in nutrients creation and the interplay of nitrogen and the environment.

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