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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: Using Agricultural and Industrial Byproducts to Improve Crop Production Systems and Environment Quality

Location: National Soil Dynamics Laboratory

Title: Nitrogen mineralization in production agriculture

Authors
item Torbert, Henry
item Watts, Dexter

Submitted to: International Journal of Agronomy
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: July 9, 2012
Publication Date: August 22, 2012
Citation: Torbert III, H.A., Watts, D.B. 2012. Nitrogen mineralization in production agriculture. International Journal of Agronomy. Article ID 989365, 2 pages, doi:10.1155/2012/989365. http://www.hindawi.com/journals/ija/2012/989365/.

Interpretive Summary: Understanding the effects of N management and how it relates to the N cycle in soil ecosystems is essential to determining N availability. This manuscript describes the importance of N mineralization to production agriculture and introduces a special issue on “N Mineralization in Production Agriculture”. The special issue includes a broad range of articles addressing the impact of N mineralization from animal manures, soil organic matter (SOM) under elevated CO2, tannings in forest and pasture soil, and horticultural potting media.

Technical Abstract: Understanding the effects of N management and how it relates to the N cycle in soil ecosystems is essential to determining N availability. This manuscript describes the importance of N mineralization to production agriculture and introduces a special issue on “N Mineralization in Production Agriculture”. The special issue includes a broad range of articles addressing the impact of N mineralization from animal manures, soil organic matter (SOM) under elevated CO2, tannings in forest and pasture soil, and horticultural potting media.

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