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Book: Nitrogen in Agricultural Systems, Agronomy Monographs 49, 2008
Published by: American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, Soil Science Society of America


Nitrogen may well be the most studied nutrient in agricultural systems, but how well do we understand it and apply that knowledge? In Nitrogen in Agricultural Systems new research tools and advanced management concepts are presented from a holistic perspective that emphasizes the complexity of the nitrogen cycle in the soil-plant-water system. Learn the sources and forms of nitrogen in the environment, and its many transformations throughout the discussion of biological, chemical, physical, and weather-related interactions. Accountability and nitrogen budgeting are emphasized because they have a strong bearing on management decisions and environmental implications. The concept of soil-plant resiliency is introduced as a framework to better understand how climate, soils, and plants interact to broadly delineate cropping eco-regions. Sections on economic considerations and water quality are included.

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