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Applied Manure and Nutrient Chemistry for Sustainable Agriculture and Environment

Editors: He, Zhongqi, Zhang, Hailin (Eds.)

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  • A pool of invited only contributors consisting of both insightful senior researchers and innovative junior investigators
  • Highlights recent research activities in manure and nutrient chemistry for agricultural utilization and environmental evaluation
  • Issue oriented comprehensive reviews and problem solving oriented case studies with a section of future work to stimulate new research ideas and directions in the relevant fields
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About this book

Due to the rapid increase in world population and improving living standards, the global agriculture sector is confronting with challenges for the sustainability of agricultural production and of the environment. Intensive high-yield agriculture is typically dependent on addition of fertilizers (synthetic chemicals, animal manure, etc.). However, non-point nutrient losses from agricultural fields due to fertilization could adversely impact the environment. Increased knowledge on plant nutrient chemistry is required for improving utilization efficiency and minimizing loses from both inorganic and organic nutrient sources. For this purpose, the book is composed of 19 chapters that highlight recent research activities in applied nutrient chemistry geared toward sustainable agriculture and environment. Topics of interest include, but are not limited, to speciation, quantification, and interactions of various plant nutrients and relevant contributories in manure, soil, and plants. This book outlooks emerging researchable issues on alternative utilization and environmental monitoring of manure and other agricultural by products that may stimulate new research ideas and direction in the relevant fields.

About the authors

Dr. Zhongqi He is a research chemist at the USDA and works on Commodity Utilization. He is well known and cited in his area of research. Working with colleagues at the ARS New England Plant, Soil, and Water Laboratory in Orono, Maine, Zhongqi He showed that conventional and organic dairy manures from commercial dairy farms differed in concentrations of plant nutrients, including phosphorus, metals and minerals.

Table of contents (17 chapters)

Table of contents (17 chapters)
  • Animal Manure Production and Utilization in the US

    Pages 1-21

    Zhang, Hailin (et al.)

  • Residual Veterinary Pharmaceuticals in Animal Manures and Their Environmental Behaviors in Soils

    Pages 23-52

    Song, Weiping (et al.)

  • Changes in Nutrient Content and Availability During the Slow Pyrolysis of Animal Wastes

    Pages 53-68

    Uchimiya, Minori

  • Soil Amino Compound and Carbohydrate Contents Influenced by Organic Amendments

    Pages 69-82

    He, Zhongqi (et al.)

  • Nitrogen Mineralization in Soils Amended with Manure as Affected by Environmental Conditions

    Pages 83-98

    Watts, Dexter B. (et al.)

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eBook 117,69 €
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  • ISBN 978-94-017-8807-6
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover 207,99 €
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Softcover 155,50 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Applied Manure and Nutrient Chemistry for Sustainable Agriculture and Environment
Editors
  • Zhongqi He
  • Hailin Zhang
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-017-8807-6
DOI
10.1007/978-94-017-8807-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-017-8806-9
Softcover ISBN
978-94-024-0719-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 379
Number of Illustrations
69 b/w illustrations, 38 illustrations in colour
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