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Agricultural Pollution:  Environmental Problems and Practical Solutions

Agricultural Pollution: Environmental Problems and Practical Solutions
Graham Merrington, Linton Winder, Robert Parkinson, & Mark Redman
London: Spon Press, 2002
TD195 .A34 A367 2002

Agricultural Pollution: Environmental Problems and Practical Solutions provides a balanced synthesis of the forms, magnitude and extent of agricultural pollution, and the potential solutions to the environmental risks posed by agricultural activity. The book covers key scientific areas of agricultural pollution, and applied and practical measures to resolve the pollution due to food production. All this is put in the context of policy frameworks that underpin how these solutions are delivered.

Topics covered include:

  • soil, water and land use interactions;
  • nitrogen;
  • phosphorous;
  • soil erosion;
  • organic wastes;
  • gaseous emissions;
  • pesticides;
  • genetic modification;
  • agricultural policy.

These potentially emotive and contentious issues are discussed with scientific balance and candour.

This book will be an essential read for those studying this topic as part of agriculture, ecology, soil science, environmental science, geography, land and environmental management courses, and for technical officers employed by environmental and land management organisations.

Quoted from back cover.