Nitrogen Fertilizer: Agricultural Uses, Management Practices and Environmental Effects

Karlene Winslow (Editor)

Series: Agriculture Issues and Policies
BISAC: TEC003000




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Nitrate and nitrite are two ions largely diffused in the environment because they take part in the nitrogen cycle. Moreover, a great part of atmospheric nitrogen may be oxidized to nitrite and nitrate by microorganisms in plants, soil or water. The more stable form of oxidized nitrogen is nitrate ion, but, through microbial activity, it can be reduced to nitrite ion which is more chemically reactive.

Nitrate and its salts are widely used, especially as inorganic fertilizers, and for many other purposes such as oxidizing agents, explosives, in the chemical industry and as food preservatives. This book discusses the agricultural uses, management practices and environmental effects of nitrogen fertilizers. (Imprint: Nova)


Chapter 1 - Nitrogen Fertilizers and Nitrite-Nitrate Accumulation in Foodstuffs: A Survey (pp. 1-30)
Marco Iammarino and Aurelia Di Taranto (Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale della Puglia e della Basilicata, Foggia, Italy)

Chapter 2 - Production of Granular Urea as Nitrogenous Fertilizer (pp. 31-112)
Ivana M. Cotabarren, Diego E. Bertin, Sussy Veliz Moraga, Leonardo Mirazú, Juliana Piña and Verónica Bucalá (Department of Chemical Engineering, PLAPIQUI, Universidad Nacional del Sur, CONICET, Bahía Blanca, Argentina)

Chapter 3 - Influence of Application Symbiotic (B. japonicum), Associative (A. brasilense) and Non Symbiotic Nitrogen Fixing Bacteria (A. chroococcum) on the Yield and the Quality of Soybean Grain (pp. 113-140)
Suzana Kristek, Andrija Kristek, Željko Kraljičak, Jurica Jović and Irena Antinac (University of J. J. Strossmayer, Faculty of Agronomy, Osijek, Republic of Croatia)

Chapter 4 - Review of Analyses for Nitrogen Supply in Maize and Winter Wheat - Case of Developing Countries i.e. Slovenian Experiences (pp. 141-154)
Franc Bavec and Martina Bavec (University of Maribor, Faculty of Agriculture and Life Sciences, 2312Hoce/Maribor, Slovenia)
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