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Peter J. Russell + 2 others
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Peter J. Russell + 2 others
ISBN: 9781305389892
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What agricultural practices contribute to the disruption of the nitrogen cycle?

Summary Introduction

To review:

The agricultural practices that contribute to the disruption of the nitrogen cycle.

Introduction:

Atmospheric nitrogen is the most abundant gas found in the atmosphere. It is converted into a chemical form of nitrogen in the soil in the nitrogen cycle. Nitrogen cycle includes nitrogen fixation, ammonification, nitrification, and denitrification.

Explanation

Human activities such as using nitrogen-containing fertilizers, farming, manufacturing, as well as burning of fossil fuels disrupt the nitrogen cycle. The agricultural practices that contribute to the disruption of the nitrogen cycle include irrigation, crops harvesting, rearing of live stocks, et al...

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