By Philip Haygarth, Steven C Jarvis
This ebook is a set of cutting-edge experiences at the worldwide difficulties of diffuse water toxins from agriculture, which impacts the water caliber of rivers, lakes, reservoirs and the oceans. It comprises chapters on eutrophication, phosphorus, nitrogen, manure, heavy metals, carbon/persistent natural toxins and soil/siltation difficulties. The publication is damaged down into 3 components and displays the reviews of the world's specialists in those topics.
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Chap 02 9/9/02 34 9:29 AM Page 34 P. Leinweber et al. acid (HCl) soluble P is assumed to be linked with Ca. After this strong acid extraction, a residual P fraction remains comprising stable inorganic and organic P. 4. Heavily manured soils in an area of intensive livestock production in north-west Germany contained P contents an order of magnitude larger and also a disproportional enrichment in PO 43Ϫ ions and labile P fractions compared with the other soils. The distribution of P compounds between soil particle size fractions is an important property with regard to P transfer in runoff, because of the different susceptibilities of physical fractions to detachment, erosion and transport.
Conclusion An adequate N supply is essential to all productive agriculture, including organically farmed systems, but an excess of supply over demand is causing environmental pollution. Legislation to reduce NOϪ 2 leaching is likely to be followed by further statutory limits on NH3 and N2O emissions. The sustainability of profitable farming with minimal environmental impact is, therefore, a considerable challenge to the agricultural industry. Acknowledgements IGER and IACR are is supported by the Biotechnology and Biological Research Council (BBSRC), Swindon, UK.
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