CALL NO : S587.5.P56 S683 2017
IMPRINT : Boca Raton, Fla. : CRC Press, c2017
Phosphorus is an essential plant nutrient, but global population growth has dramatically reduced the availability of phosphorus fertilizer resources. Despite this scarcity, there remain numerous problems associated with the excessive and inappropriate use of phosphorus leading to non-point source pollution and eutrophication of natural waters. Identifying appropriate systems for managing soil phosphorus and reducing the risks of eutrophication are needed to minimize the environmental risks. This book focuses on the availability and recycling of phosphorus; regulatory and policy issues of sustainable phosphorus use; and water quality management in agroecosystems pertaining to phosphorus. Sections are dedicated to global phosphorus reserves; cycling and pathways of phosphorus; phosphorus in agriculture; human dimensions and policy intervention; and research and development priorities.
- Presents critical global issues including information on peak phosphorus, eutrophication of natural water, recycling of phosphorus in urban agriculture, and soil phosphorus management.
- Assesses impacts of phosphorus fertility on agronomic productivity.
- Discusses processes and practices to mitigate the role of agricultural phosphorus on eutrophication.
- Features information on soil-specific farming and innovative phosphorus fertilizers.
- Provides information on human dimensions of phosphorus management as well as policy and regulatory measures.