Potential and Use of Nitrate in Agricultural Purposes


With the excess use of nitrogen, a number of global and regional factors need to be addressed. Nitrate contamination of agricultural water leads to a number of environmental problems. During the twentieth century, the human being has used increasingly more reactive nitrogen, intentionally as fertilizer. The revolution in agricultural production is possibly increase by the use of nitrogen fertilizers. The inorganic nitrogen fertilizers are an essential input for maintaining high crop yield. This article discusses the origin and role of nitrogen in the environment. The potential and use of nitrogen as fertilizer for groundwater and surface water quality resources in agricultural purposes are discussed.

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A. Khajuria and S. Kanae, "Potential and Use of Nitrate in Agricultural Purposes," Journal of Water Resource and Protection, Vol. 5 No. 5, 2013, pp. 529-533. doi: 10.4236/jwarp.2013.55053.

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