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Risk of heavy metal accumulation in agricultural soil when livestock manure and organic waste is used for fertilisation

Hansen, Martin N. (2002) Risk of heavy metal accumulation in agricultural soil when livestock manure and organic waste is used for fertilisation. In: Ong, I.; Tee, T.P. and Liang, J.B. (Eds.) Global perspective in livestock waste managemen, Malaysian society of animal production, pp. 269-272.

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Increased use of livestock manure and organic waste within agriculture may cause soil accumulation of heavy metal. Sewage sludge and composted organic waste are important heavy metal sources. However, livestock manure is the major source of copper and zinc. Heavy metal balances calculations have shown that actual annual inputs of especially copper and zinc exceeds annual output considerably, which may create unacceptable soil concentrations of heavy metals in regions with dense livestock production.


EPrint Type:Conference paper, poster, etc.
Type of presentation:Paper
Keywords:heavy metals, environment, soil, manure
Subjects: Environmental aspects > Air and water emissions
Crop husbandry > Composting and manuring
Research affiliation: Denmark > AU - Aarhus University > AU, DJF - Faculty of Agricultural Sciences
Deposited By: Hansen, Scientist Martin N
ID Code:3482
Deposited On:30 Sep 2004
Last Modified:12 Apr 2010 07:29
Document Language:English
Status:Published
Refereed:Not peer-reviewed

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