Nitrogen Fertilizer: Agricultural Uses, Management Practices and Environmental Effects

(Agriculture Issues and Policies)

Nitrogen Fertilizer: Agricultural Uses, Management Practices and Environmental Effects Author Karlene Winslow
Isbn 9781633215856
File size 4.5MB
Year 2015
Pages 163
Language English
File format PDF
Category Biology

Book Description:

Nitrate and nitrite are two ions largely diffused in the environment because they take part in the nitrogen cycle. Moreover, a great part of atmospheric nitrogen may be oxidized to nitrite and nitrate by microorganisms in plants, soil or water. The more stable form of oxidized nitrogen is nitrate ion, but, through microbial activity, it can be reduced to nitrite ion which is more chemically reactive. Nitrate and its salts are widely used, especially as inorganic fertilizers, and for many other purposes such as oxidizing agents, explosives, in the chemical industry and as food preservatives. This book discusses the agricultural uses, management practices and environmental effects of nitrogen fertilizers.

 

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