Cover Crops for Sustainable Farming

Editors: Justes, Eric (Ed.)

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  • There is no similar book studying precisely the role of cover crops in leaching nitrate in such a large range of agronomic conditions
    The book shows how a multidisciplinary approach can succeed in describing the multiple ecosystem services provided by a single practice, i.e. setting up cover crops
    The study is a clear example of how a simulation approach can address a complex problem and help policymakers decision

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This study, based on a literature review and simulations, shows the efficiency of cover crops at catching nitrate in most agriculture situations. It also analyzes both the negative impacts they can have and the ecosystem services they can provide. The introduction of a cover crop between two main crops helps catch the soil mineral nitrogen before the period of drainage and consequently reduces nitrate leaching and nitrate concentration in the drainage water. This study allows quantifying the efficiency of cover crops at catching nitrate and optimizing their implantation conditions over a large range of French pedoclimatic conditions. The presence of high nitrate levels in surface and ground waters, due to excessive nitrogen fertilization and natural production of nitrate by soil organic matter mineralization, is a double challenge for public health and environment protection.

Table of contents (5 chapters)

Table of contents (5 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $119.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-94-024-0986-4
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $159.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-94-024-0985-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $159.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-94-024-1457-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Cover Crops for Sustainable Farming
Editors
  • Eric Justes
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Éditions Quæ
eBook ISBN
978-94-024-0986-4
DOI
10.1007/978-94-024-0986-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-024-0985-7
Softcover ISBN
978-94-024-1457-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 95
Number of Illustrations
3 b/w illustrations, 26 illustrations in colour
Additional Information
Jointly published with Éditions Quæ, Versailles, France
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