Fertilizers: Components, Uses in Agriculture and Environmental Impacts


Fernando López-Valdez, PhD (Editor)
Research Centre for Applied Biotechnology (CIBA), Instituto Politécnico Nacional, México

Fabián Fernández-Luqueño, PhD (Editor)
Natural Resources and Energy Group, Coahuila, México

Series: Biotechnology in Agriculture, Industry and Medicine
BISAC: SCI010000

This book describes many important principles of fertilizer management and the environmental pollution problems due to the indiscriminate soil fertilization rate. The long-term impacts of organic or mineral fertilizer use have implications on soil fertility, crop yields, water quality, climatic change, greenhouse gas emissions, etc.

The twelve chapters in this book provide state of the art research on some important topics, such as subsistence agriculture, modern agronomy, and technological improvements which have sharply increased yields from cultivation, with a special emphasis on the sustainable management and environmental impact of commercial and nontraditional fertilizers. Without a doubt, this book is a valuable contribution to the agricultural sciences and it would not have been possible without the invaluable contributions, immeasurable acknowledgments, and recognized expertise from the authors. (Imprint: Nova)



Table of Contents


Section I. Traditional Fertilizers

Chapter 1. Mineral Nitrogen Fertilizers: Environmental Impact of Production and Use
R. Basosi, D. Spinelli, A. Fierro and S. Jez (Department of Biotechnology, Chemistry and Pharmacy, University of Siena, Siena and Department of Biology, University of Naples Federico II, Naples, Italy)

Chapter 2. Environmental Impact of Phosphate Fertilizers and By-Products on Agricultural Soils
Lina Nafeh Kassir (University of Holly Spirit Kaslik, Faculty of Sciences, URA GREVE (CNRS/USEC/UL), Lebanon)

Section II. Organic Fertilizers

Chapter 3. Achievement of Zero Emissions by the Bioconversion of Fishery Wastes into Fertilizer
Joong Kyun Kim, Eun Jung Kim and Kyeong Hwan Kang (Department of Biotechnology and Bioengineering, Pukyong National University, Korea)

Chapter 4. Biochar
Amir Hass (West Virginia State University, Agricultural and Environmental Research Station, WV, USA) and Javier M. Gonzalez (USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Soil Erosion Research Laboratory, West Lafayette, Indiana, USA)
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Section III. Biofertilizers

Chapter 5. Comparative Study of Bio- and Chemical Fertilization in Strawberry Production
Marijana Pešaković and Jasminka Milivojević (Fruit Research Institute, Čačak, and University of Belgrade, Faculty of Agriculture, Belgrade, Republic of Serbia)

Chapter 6. Biofertilizers As complements to Synthetic and Organic Fertilization
Gerardo Armando Aguado-Santacruz, Blanca Moreno-Gómez, Quintín Rascón-Cruz, Cesar Aguirre-Mancilla, Juan Antonio Espinosa-Solís and Carmen Daniela González-Barriga (Programa de Posgrado, Instituto Tecnológico de Roque, Celaya, Gto.; Laboratorio de Biotecnología Microbiana. C.E. Bajío-INIFAP, Celaya, Gto.; Facultad de Ciencias Químicas, Universidad Autónoma de Chihuahua. Chihuahua, Chih; BIOqualitum S.A. de C.V. Celaya, Gto, and Departamento de Biotecnología. Instituto Tecnológico de Monterrey, Chihuahua, Chih, México)

Section IV. Non-Conventional Fertilizers

Chapter 7. Silicon Fertilizers: Agricultural and Environmental Impacts
E. A. Bocharnikova and V. V. Matichenkov (Institute Physical-Chemical and Biological Problems in Soil Science Russian Academy of Sciences, and Institute of Basic Biological Problems at the Russian Academy of Sciences, Pushchino, Russia)

Chapter 8. Non-Traditional Ameliorants
A. V. Lednev (Udmurt Republic, Izhevsk, Russia)

Chapter 9. Effects of Nanofertilizers on Plant Growth and Development, and Their Interrelationship with the Environment
Fabián Fernández-Luqueño, Fernando López-Valdez, María Fernanda Valerio-Rodríguez, Nicolaza Pariona, Juan Luís Hernández-López, Ireneo García-Ortíz, Javier López-Baltazar, María Cristina Vega-Sánchez, Roberto Espinoza-Zapata and Jorge Alberto Acosta-Gallegos (Sustainability of Natural Resources and Energy Program, Cinvestav-Saltillo, Coahuila; CIBA – Instituto Politécnico Nacional, Tepetitla de Lardizábal, Tlaxcala; Instituto Tecnológico del Valle de Oaxaca, Oaxaca; Plant Breeding Department, UAAAN, Saltillo, Coahuila, and Instituto Nacional de Investigaciones Forestales, Agrícolas & Pecuarias, INIFAP Guanajuato 38000, Celaya, Mexico)

Section V. Improving Fertilizer Applications

Chapter 10. Modification of the Properties of Natural Rubber by Copolymerization with A Biopolymer for A Controlled Release of Urea Fertilizer
Sa-Ad Riyajan (Department of Materials Science and Technology. Faculty of Science. Prince of Songkla University, Hat Yai, Songkha, Thailand)

Chapter 11. Effect of Various Mulch Materials on Sod-Podzolic Soil and Field Crops Yield
A. V. Lednev (Udmurt Republic, Izhevsk, Russia)

Chapter 12. Radiological Impact of Fertilizers: Production and Use
J. Guillén, A. Baeza, A. Salas, J. G. Muñoz and A. Muñoz (LARUEX, Environmental Radioactivity Laboratory, Dpt. Applied Physics, Faculty of Veterinary Sciences, University of Extremadura, Spain)


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