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Nitrate Content of the Upper Rio Grande as Influenced by Nitrogen Fertilization of Adjacent Irrigated Lands1


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  1. Vol. 33 No. 6, p. 971-973
    Received: Apr 21, 1969
    Accepted: June 16, 1969

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  1. C. A. Bower and
  2. L. V. Wilcox2



Over a 30-year period, when the application of N fertilizer to three irrigated areas adjacent to the Upper Rio Grande increased from a very low to a high level, the overall NO3-N concentration of the river did not increase, indicating no significant stream pollution by NO3-N from applied N fertilizer.

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