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Results of the Finnish selenium monitoring program 2000-2001

Eurola, Merja; Alfthan, Georg; Aro, Antti; Ekholm, Päivi; Hietaniemi, Veli; Rainio, Heikki; Rankanen, Riitta and Venäläinen, Eija-Riitta (2003) Results of the Finnish selenium monitoring program 2000-2001. Agrifood Research Reports, no. 36. MTT Agrifood Research Finland.

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In Finland compound fertilizers have been supplemented with selenium (Se) since 1984. In 1998, the Finnish Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry raised the Se supplementation level in fertilizers from 6 to 10 mg Se/kg fertilizer. The most important sources of Se are milk, meat, and milk and meat products, which together cover nearly 70 % of the total Se intake.

EPrint Type:Report
Keywords:selenium, fertilizer, fertilization, soil, foods
Subjects: Food systems > Food security, food quality and human health
Research affiliation: Finland > Other organizations
Finland > MTT Agrifood Research
Related Links:http://www.mtt.fi
Deposited By: Koistinen, Riitta
ID Code:14831
Deposited On:10 Oct 2008
Last Modified:12 Apr 2010 07:38
Document Language:English
Refereed:Not peer-reviewed

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