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Soil Amendments and Environmental Quality : Agriculture & the Environment - Jack E. Rechcigl

Soil Amendments and Environmental Quality

Agriculture & the Environment

By: Jack E. Rechcigl (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 1st August 1995
ISBN: 9780873718592
Number Of Pages: 528

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This book presents a comprehensive and balanced overview of soil amendments and their effect on the environment. It encompasses both positive and negative aspects of chemical fertilizers that supply nitrogen, phosphorous, sulfur, lime, micronutrients, and trace metals. Pros and cons are discussed with respect to the optimal and the most environmentally sound use of soil amendments, and guidance is provided on how to minimize the environmental effects of amendments. Natural fertilizers, including manure, sludge, fly ash, phosphogypsum, and byproduct gypsum are also discussed. Alternative agronomic practices and biotechnology that ameliorate or minimize potential adverse effects of fertilizer use are examined in detail.This authoritative and up-to-date treatise is multidisciplinary in nature and international in scope, a powerful reference tool for researchers, a thorough guide for practitioners and policy makers, and an excellent text book for academic courses.

"This volume is an impressive assemblage of information that documents a significant transition in agricultural practice...Tables presenting useful data and information are interspersed throughout the textThe figures are carefully conceived and executed." -Waste Management and Research

Nitrogen Fertilizers
Phosphorus Fertilizers
Potassium, Sulfur, Lime, and Micronutrient Fertilizers
Trace Metals
Manure
Sewage Sludge
Compost
The Influence of Waste Amendments on Soil Properties
Fly Ash
Phosphogypsum and Other By-Product Gypsums
Agronomic Practices in Relation to Soil Amendments and Pesticides
Genetically Engineered Microbial Amendments in Soils
Index
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ISBN: 9780873718592
ISBN-10: 0873718593
Series: Agriculture & the Environment
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 528
Published: 1st August 1995
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.6  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 0.85
Edition Number: 1