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01.Agroforestry as a Tool for Landscape Restoration
02.No-Till Farming: Effects on Soil, Pros and Cons and Potential
03.Progress in Pesticides Research
04.Drying of Food Materials: Transport Phenomena
05.Fertilizers: Properties, Applications and Effects
06.Microbes in Sustainable Agriculture
07.Fisheries: Management, Economics and Perspectives
08.Traditional and Modern Japanese Soy Foods: Manufacturing, Nutrition and Cuisine of a Variety of Soy Foods for Health and Joy of Taste
09.Antibiotic Resistance: Causes and Risk Factors, Mechanisms and Alternatives
10.Aquaculture Research Trends
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Editors: Langdon R. Elsworth and Walter O. Paley
Book Description:
Fertilizers are compounds given to plants to promote growth; they are usually applied either through the soil, for uptake by plant roots, or by foliar feeding, for uptake through leaves. Fertilizers can be organic (composed of organic matter), or inorganic (made of simple, inorganic chemicals or minerals). They can be naturally occurring compounds such as peat or mineral deposits, or manufactured through natural processes (such as composting) or chemical processes (such as the Haber process).
Fertilizers typically provide, in varying proportions, the three major plant nutrients (nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium), the secondary plant nutrients (calcium, sulfur, magnesium), and sometimes trace elements (or micronutrients) with a role in plant nutrition: boron, chlorine, manganese, iron, zinc, copper, and molybdenum.
This new book presents recent and important research from around the globe.

Table of Contents:

Chapter I. Ecological Fertilization: An Example for Paddy Rice Performed as a Crop Rotation System in Southern China, pp. 1-28
(Zhongyi Yang, Guorong Xin, Jiangang Yuan, School of Life Sciences, Sun Yat-sen University, China, et al.)

Chapter II. Soybean Mineral Nutrition and Biotic Relationships, pp. 29-56
(Jeffery D. Ray, USDA-ARS, Crop Genetics and Production Research Unit, Stoneville, MS, Felix B. Fritschi, Division of Plant Sciences, Agriculture Building Univ. of Missouri, Columbia, MO)

Chapter III. Property of Biodegraded Fish-meal Wastewater as a Liquid-Fertilizer, pp. 57-81
(Joong Kyun Kim, Department of Biotechnology and Bioengineering, Pukyong National University, Korea, Geon Lee, Research Department, Samrim Corporation, Korea)

Chapter IV. Fertilizer Application on Grassland – History, Effects and Scientific Value of Long-term Experimentation, pp. 83-106
(Michal Hejcman, Department of Ecology and Environment, Czech University of Life Sciences, Czech Republic, Crop Research Institute, Czech Republic, Jürgen Schellberg, Crop Research Institute, Czech Republic)

Chapter V. Precision Fertilizer Management on Grassland, pp. 107-122
(Jürgen Schellberg, Institute of Crop Science and Resource Conservation, University of Bonn, Michal Hejcman, Department of Ecology and Environment, Czech University of Agriculture, Czech Republic)

Chapter VI. Organic Fertilization as Resource for a Sustainable Agriculture, pp. 123-146
(Montemurro Francesco, C.R.A., Research Unit for the Study of Cropping Systems, Italy, Maiorana Michele, C.R.A., Research Unit for Cropping Systems in Dry Environments, Italy)

Chapter VII. The Present Situation and the Future Improvement of Fertilizer Applications by Farmers in Rainfed Rice Culture in Northeast Thailand, pp. 147-180
(Koki Homma, Takeshi Horie, Graduate School of Agriculture, Kyoto University, Japan)

Chapter VIII. Optimization of N Fertilization Management in Citrus Trees: 15N as a Tool in NUE Improvement Studies, pp. 181-206
(Ana Quiñones, Belén Martínez-Alcántara and Francisco Legaz, Instituto Valenciano de Investigaciones Agrarias (I.V.I.A.), Departamento de Citricultura y otros Frutales, Spain)

Chapter IX. A New Analytical System for Remotely Monitoring Fertilizer Ions: The Potentiometric Electronic Tongue, pp. 207-222
(Manuel Gutiérrez, Salvador Alegret, Sensors & Biosensors Group, Department of Chemistry, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain, Juan Manuel Gutiérrez, Department of Electrical Engineering, Mexico, et al.)

Chapter X. Organo-Zeolitic-Soil Systems: A New Approach to Plant Nutrition, pp. 223-239
(P.J. Leggo, Department of Earth Sciences, University of Cambridge, UK, B. Ledésert, Uninversité de Cergy-Pontoise, Département des Sciences de la Terre et de l’Environnement, France, et al.)

Chapter XI. Radio-Environmental Impacts of Phosphogypsum, pp. 241-250
(Ioannis Pashalidis, Chemistry Department, University of Cyprus, Cyprus)


   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2009
   ISBN: 978-1-60456-483-9
   Status: AV
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