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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Title: Source Risk Indicators of Nutrient Loss from Agricultural Lands

Author
item Kleinman, Peter

Submitted to: Proceedings of the Northeast Regional Agricultural Engineering Service
Publication Type: Proceedings
Publication Acceptance Date: January 20, 2000
Publication Date: March 20, 2000
Citation: Kleinman, P.J. 2000. Source risk indicators of nutrient loss from agricultural lands. Proceedings of the Northeast Regional Agricultural Engineering Service. 1:237-252.

Technical Abstract: The accelerated eutrophication of U.S. water bodies has focused attention on the risk of nutrient loss from agricultural lands to water. The potential for diffuse loss of nutrients from agricultural lands involves a combination of source and transport risks, both of which are represented in the proposed Nitrogen and Phosphorus Indices. Source risk describes the potential availability of agricultural nutrients to transport mechanisms, such as erosion, runoff and leaching. This paper examines source risk factors for nitrogen and phosphorus, the two nutrients of greatest concern to farmers and environmental managers alike.

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