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Energy in plant nutrition and pest control

Author: Zane R Helsel
Publisher: Amsterdam ; New York : Elsevier ; New York, NY : Distributors for the United States and Canada, Elsevier Science Pub. Co., 1987.
Series: Energy in world agriculture, 2.
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
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Energy in plant nutrition and pest control.
Amsterdam ; New York : Elsevier ; New York, NY : Distributors for the United States and Canada, Elsevier Science Pub. Co., 1987
(OCoLC)643825512
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Zane R Helsel
ISBN: 0444427538 9780444427533 0444424458 9780444424457
OCLC Number: 16754487
Description: viii, 293 pages : illustrations ; 31 cm.
Contents: Part I. Fertilizers. 1. Fertilizer and Energy Use (M.S. Mudahar, T.P. Hignett). Energy and fertilizer linkage. Plant nutrition. Chemical fertilizer. Energy input in the fertilizer sector. Evolution of fertilizer consumption. Regional pattern of fertilizer use. Energy consumption in the form of fertilizer. Fertilizer and energy use by crops. Energy and fertilizer use efficiency. 2. Energy Requirements, Technology, and Resources in the Fertilizer Sector (M.S. Mudahar, T.P. Highnett). Fertilizers and fertilizer technology. Fertilizer raw materials and reserves. Pattern of fertilizer production and trade. Measurement of energy requirements. Energy use in production of nitrogen fertilizers. Energy use in production of phosphate fertilizers. Energy use in production of potash fertilizers. Energy use in production of NPK fertilizers. Energy use in production of secondary nutrients. Energy use in production of micronutrients. Energy estimates for potential new fertilizers. Energy use in fertilizer granulation. Energy use in packaging, transportation, and application. 3. Legume Nitrogen: Symbiotic Fixation and Recovery by Subsequent Crops (G.H. Heichel). Legume N 2 fixation in cropping systems. Constraints to substitution of legume for fertilizer N. Synthesis. 4. Organic Materials as Alternative Nutrient Sources (J.F. Parr, D. Colacicco). Inventories of organic materials. Nutrient content of organic materials. Value of organic materials as fertilizers and soil conditioners. Use as fertilizers and soil conditioners. Special management practices for utilization of organic wastes on land. Composting to enhance the usefulness and acceptability of organic wastes. Organic materials and energy relationships. 5. Conservation of Nutrients (D.D. Buchhloz, L.S. Murphy). Soil erosion and nutrient losses. Evaluating nutrient status for conservation. Fertilizer management for conservation. 6. Energy Efficiency, Economics, and Policy in the Fertilizer Sector (M.S. Mudahar, T.P. Hignett). Energy and fertilizer prices. Economic importance of improving energy efficiency. Energy efficiency in nitrogen fertilizer production. Energy efficiency in phosphate fertilizer production. Energy efficiency in potash production. Energy and large versus small fertilizer plants. Energy efficiency in fertilizer marketing. Energy efficiency in fertilizer use. Economic impact of improvement in energy efficiency. Energy efficiency and government policy. Part II. Pesticides. 7. Energy in Pesticide Manufacture, Distribution and Use (M.B. Green). Manufacture of active ingredient. Formulation. Packaging and distribution. Application. Total energy per area. Relationship of pesticide energies to total energy in the United States and other countries. Alternatives to the use of pesticides. Cost/benefit ratio. Efficiencies. 8. Pesticide Use (Z.R. Helsel). Pesticide use in the world. Pesticide use in the U.S.A. 9. Alternative Pest Management Practices (M. Barrett, W.W. Witt). Cultural practices.
Series Title: Energy in world agriculture, 2.
Responsibility: edited by Zane R. Helsel.
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