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Cover for The mid-European agricultural landscape: catchment-scale links between hydrology and ecology in mosaic lakeland regions.

The details of the landscape pattern in selected lacustrine catchments in the Masurian Lakeland in north-eastern Poland are given. There are two types of landscape found in the region: hilly and outwash plain, usually bordered with a range of moraine hills. The routes of nutrients in relation to...

Author(s)
Hillbricht-Ilkowska, A.
ISBN
2008 CAB International (H ISBN 9781845930028)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Environmental implications of inositol phosphates in animal manures.

This chapter addresses environmental issues concerning phosphorus and inositol phosphates in animal production. Studies on the phosphorus composition of manures, including those using traditional extraction procedures and the more recent application of nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy, are...

Author(s)
Leytem, A. B.; Maguire, R. O.
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9781845931520)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Recyclable urban and industrial waste - benefits and problems in agricultural use.

The current rate of world population growth is paralleled by a global increase in waste production. Increased population growth places stress both on the demand for agricultural produce and also on the finite world resources. If agricultural activities are to remain sustainable, recycling of urban...

Author(s)
Naidu, R.; Megharaj, M.; Owens, G.
ISBN
2004 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 085199671X)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Systems approaches for improving soil quality.

The complexity of agricultural systems and the wide array of possible management inputs require that soil quality be evaluated at individual management or single function level as well as at the agroecosystem level. A systems approach to soil quality assessment involves a synthesis of agriculture...

Author(s)
Carter, M. R.; Andrews, S. S.; Drinkwater, L. E.
ISBN
2004 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 085199671X)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Impacts on water quality and aquatic ecosystems.

In this chapter, the impacts of sugarcane and sugarbeet cultivation (runoff, leaching and irrigation) and processing (mill and factory effluents) on water quality and aquatic ecosystems are discussed. Some measures to reduce these impacts are highlighted.

Author(s)
Cheesman, O. D.
ISBN
2004 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 0851999816)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Phosphorus.

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 ...

Author(s)
Leinweber, P.; Turner, B. L.; Meissner, R.
ISBN
2002 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 0851995454)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Pesticides and persistent organic pollutants.

This paper discusses the type, sources, fate, and dissipation and transport of pesticides and organic pollutants on agricultural farms. The effective management practices to reduce runoff to water bodies and impact of pesticides to aquatic organisms are presented. Two case studies on the use of...

Author(s)
Gevao, B.; Jones, K. C.
ISBN
2002 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 0851995454)
Type
Book chapter

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