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The Indian Nitrogen Assessment : Sources of Reactive Nitrogen, Environmental and Climate Effects, Management Options, and Policies

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The Indian Nitrogen Assessment: Sources of Reactive Nitrogen, Environmental and Climate Effects, and Management Options and Policies provides a reference for anyone interested in Reactive N, from researchers and students, to environmental managers. Although the main processes that affect the N cycle are well known, this book is focused on the causes and effects of disruption in the N cycle, specifically in India. The book helps readers gain a precise understanding of the scale of nitrogen use, misuse, and release through various agricultural, industrial, vehicular, and other activities, also including discussions on its contribution to the pollution of water and air. Drawing upon the collective work of the Indian Nitrogen Group, this reference book helps solve the challenges associated with providing reliable estimates of nitrogen transfers within different ecosystems, also presenting the next steps that should be taken in the development of balanced, cost-effective, and feasible strategies to reduce the amount of reactive nitrogen.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 568 pages
  • 191 x 235 x 30.48mm | 1,090g
  • Elsevier Science Publishing Co Inc
  • United States
  • English
  • 0128118369
  • 9780128118368

Table of contents

1. Reactive N assessment: What is its significance2. N fertilizer production and consumption: Indian scenario3. Nitrogen processes in agricultural ecosystems4. Nitrogen and crop production in India5. Nitrogen Budget of Intensively cultivated Cropping systems in original Green revolution states of India6. Efficient nitrogen management under predominant cropping systems in India7. Nitrogen and crop quality8. Plant nitrogen use efficiency9. Nitrogen and soil quality10. BNF contribution to reactive N: Indian scenario11. Biological Nitrogen Fixation in India: Trend Line on Budget and scientific developments12. Reactive N in Indian grasslands13. Nitrogen in Agro-forestry of India14. Reactive N in horticultural crops15. Reactive N: Soil, animal and environment interface16. Biological Nitrogen Fixation in India: Trend Line on Budget and scientific developments17. Reactive N in Indian grasslands18. Nitrogen in Agro-forestry of India19. Reactive N in horticultural crops20. Reactive N: Soil, animal and environment interface21. Atmospheric Nr assessment in Indian region22. Reactive N and water quality23. Nitrates in Groundwater24. N assessment in surface waters of India25. N-oxides and cardiovascular disease26. Nitrate toxicity in humans: an Indian scenario27. Nitrogen in aquaculture and fisheries28. Nitrogen and poultry production29. Food choice and reactive N content in Indian region30. Nitrogen and climate change31. Nitrogen oxides and air quality32. Reactive N dynamics in mangroves of India33. Nitrogen processes in Indian coastal ecosystem34. Nitrogen in coastal and oceanic systems35. Nitrogen and natural ecosystems36. Emission of reactive N from waste sector37. N and Energy sector38. Reactive N and policy issues39. Nitrogen scenario of India - A futuristic assessmentshow more

About Yash P Abrol

Prof. Y.P. Abrol is President of the ING-SCON (Indian Nitrogen Group), and Former Head of the Division of Plant Physiology at the Indian Agricultural Research Institute, Hamdard University, India. Prof. Abrol's exhaustive analysis on nitrogen fertilizer use contributed significantly to the understanding of the regulation of nitrate assimilation. Prof. Abrol worked out a complete N balance sheet of wheat and barley, which formed the basis for understanding and recommendation for optimal utilization of Nitrogen. He published more than 150 research papers and several review papers in different Indian/International journals, and also edited 15 volumes of publication in various fields relating to agricultural and plant studies. Prof. T.K. Adhya is Director of the South Asian Nitrogen Centre and Professor in the School of Biotechnology at KIIT University, India. Prof. Adhya has research interest in the areas of environmental microbiology and sustainable agriculture with emphasis on greenhouse gas emission, nitrogen nutrition, and microbial diversity analysis, with flooded rice soil as the model ecosystem. Prof. Adhya has published more than 140 original research papers in leading national and international journals and authored more than 27 chapters in books published by established national and international publishing houses. He is also the author/co-author of several international reports published by UNEP, Nairobi, SACEP, Colombo, WRI, USA, FAO, Rome and ISRIC, Netherlands.show more