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Title:
Nutrient use in crop production
Author:
Rengel, Zdenko.
Publication Information:
New York : Food Products Press, [1998]

©1998
Physical Description:
xiv, 267 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
General Note:
Co-published simultaneously as Journal of crop production, volume 1, number 2 (#2), 1998.
Language:
English
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Added Uniform Title:
Journal of crop production.
ISBN:
9781560220619
Format :
Book

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If you?re an agronomist, horticulturalist, plant and soil scientist, breeder, or soil microbiologist, you?ll want to read Nutrient Use in Crop Production to find everything you need to know about judicious nutrient management and maximizing nutrient utilization in the agricultural landscape. In this book, you?ll discover ways to minimize undesirable nutrient losses and techniques for preserving the environment while meeting the challenges of providing the earth?s increasing population with sufficient food, feed, and fiber to sustain life.

Your existing knowledge base concerning this vital area of science will expand and grow as you become more open to the new ideas and applications contained in Nutrient Use in Crop Production. Most importantly, you?ll avoid the narrow scope found in most crop nutrition books and take a broader, more globally minded view of how to maximize nutrient use and minimize nutrient losses in the soil of agricultural systems. Specifically, you?ll find these and other areas covered: population growth, food production, and nutrient requirements managing soil fertility decline the role of nitrogen fixation in crop production delivering fertilizers through seed coatings micronutrient fertilizers the role of nutrient-efficient crops in modern agriculture

Feeding the world without depleting the world?s viable soil nutrients is a monumental task--but one that can be achieved, as evidenced in the pages of Nutrient Use in Crop Production. You and your circle of students, professionals, and administrators will benefit greatly from this in-depth view of nutrient use in both developed and non-industrialized counties to give you a better sense of how to allow both the world and the world?s crops to grow.


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Soil fertility is an important issue not only to farmers wanting to improve their income but to those concerned about feeding an expanding world population in the next century. This book examines problems with poor or declining soil fertility on a global basis, including inherent soil problems and social, economic, and political conditions exacerbating these problems, especially in underdeveloped areas such as sub-Saharan Africa. Individual chapters examine the benefits of soil testing, the roles of various nutrients in crop production, the effectiveness of various fertilizers in enhancing fertility, efficient methods of fertilizer application, and methods of utilizing cultivars and crops that conserve water or are more nutrient-efficient. Unfortunately, the issue of environmental pollution by fertilizers is not discussed. Chapters are well documented; contributors are largely university professors and researchers. The book was also published as part of the Journal of Crop Production. Because of its unusual dual emphasis on methods of improving soil fertility and wider policy issues related to fertilizer use and soil conservation, this book is recommended both for agricultural collections and for any library serving those interested in agricultural policy as both a local and global issue. All levels. M. MacArthur; University of Colorado at Denver