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Agriculture, hydrology and water quality.

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This book presents an interdisciplinary approach for agriculture, hydrology and water quality to work towards an improved understanding of the processes involved and impacts of agriculture on water. This consists 22 chapters divided into 3 sections: (1) agriculture as a potential source of water pollution viz., nitrogen, phosphorus, manures, pesticides and persistent organic pollutants, heavy meta...


Chapter 2 (Page no: 29)


This paper discusses the role of agricultural management of P in contributing to water quality problems. The main areas of consideration are the imbalances in P use at the farm scale, the dynamics of soil P and the transfer of P from soils to water courses. Understanding the mechanisms and pathways of losses from soil to water and forms of P in surface waters are emphasized. Options for improved management of agricultural P for the prevention of surface water pollution are considered.

Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 7) Nitrogen. Author(s): Hatch, D. Goulding, K. Murphy, D.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 57) Manures. Author(s): Chadwick, D. R. Chen, S.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 83) Pesticides and persistent organic pollutants. Author(s): Gevao, B. Jones, K. C.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 107) Heavy metals. Author(s): Vries, W. de Römkens, P. F. A. M. Leeuwen, T. van Bronswijk, J. J. B.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 133) Human enteric pathogens. Author(s): Jones, D. L. Campbell, G. Kaspar, C. W.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 155) Sediment. Author(s): Harrod, T. R. Theurer, F. D.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 171) Nutrient balances. Author(s): Beegle, D. B. Lanyon, L. E. Sims, J. T.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 197) Hydrological source management of pollutants at the soil profile scale. Author(s): McDowell, R. W. Sharpley, A. N. Kleinman, P. J. A. Gburek, W. J.
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 225) Hydrological mobilization of pollutants at the field/slope scale. Author(s): Nash, D. Halliwell, D. Cox, J.
Chapter: 11 (Page no: 243) Modelling hydrological mobilization of nutrient pollutants at the catchment scale. Author(s): Herpe, Y. J. P. van Troch, P. A. Quinn, P. F. Anthony, S.
Chapter: 12 (Page no: 265) Pollutant-sediment interactions: sorption, reactivity and transport of phosphorus. Author(s): Baldwin, D. S. Mitchell, A. M. Olley, J. M.
Chapter: 13 (Page no: 281) Quantifying sediment and nutrient pathways within Danish agricultural catchments. Author(s): Kronvang, B. Grant, R. Laubel, A. R. Pedersen, M. L.
Chapter: 14 (Page no: 303) Development of geographical information systems for assessing hydrological aspects of diffuse nutrient and sediment transfer from agriculture. Author(s): Fraser, A. I.
Chapter: 15 (Page no: 321) Wetlands as regulators of pollutant transport. Author(s): Blackwell, M. S. A. Hogan, D. V. Maltby, E.
Chapter: 16 (Page no: 345) Solutions to nutrient management problems in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed, USA. Author(s): Sims, J. T. Coale, F. J.
Chapter: 17 (Page no: 373) Nutrient and pesticide transfer from agricultural soils to water in New Zealand. Author(s): Cameron, K. C. Di, H. J. Condron, L. M.
Chapter: 18 (Page no: 395) Land, water and people: complex interactions in the Murrumbidgee River Catchment, New South Wales, Australia. Author(s): Pengelly, S. Fishburn, G.
Chapter: 19 (Page no: 417) Managing the effects of agriculture on water quality in Northern Ireland. Author(s): Foy, R. H. O'Connor, W. C. K.
Chapter: 20 (Page no: 441) Conflicts and problems with water quality in the Upper Catchment of the Manyame River, Zimbabwe. Author(s): Motsi, K. E. Mangwayana, E. Giller, K. E.
Chapter: 21 (Page no: 457) Dryland salinization: a challenge for land and water management in the Australian landscape. Author(s): Williams, J. Walker, G. R. Hatton, T. J.
Chapter: 22 (Page no: 477) Quantifying nutrient limiting conditions in temperate river systems. Author(s): Edwards, A. C. Chambers, P. A.

Chapter details

  • Author Affiliation
  • Institute of Soil Science, University of Rostock, Justus-von-Liebig-Weg 6, D-18059 Rostock, Germany.
  • Year of Publication
  • 2002
  • ISBN
  • 0851995454
  • Record Number
  • 20023163231