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Grain legumes and nitrate leaching: significance and prevention

Jensen, E.S.; Hauggaard-Nielsen, H.; Aveline, A. and Crozat, Y. (2004) Grain legumes and nitrate leaching: significance and prevention. In: Proceedings of the 5th European Conference on grain legumes, AEP European asociation for grain legume research, pp. 63-64.

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The amount of internationally published evidence on the effects of grain legumes on nitrate leaching is sparse and some studies may have weak points. Nevertheless, this mini-review indicates that the level of N leaching is 0–20 kg N ha-1 greater after pea than after cereals. Methods to prevent N leaching should be further developed and there is a need to genetically improve the root systems of grain legumes.

EPrint Type:Conference paper, poster, etc.
Type of presentation:Paper
Keywords:pea, nitrate leaching, environment, catch crop, crop residues
Subjects: Crop husbandry > Crop combinations and interactions
Research affiliation: Denmark > DARCOF II (2000-2005) > I. 5 (GENESIS) Production of grain legumes and cereals for animal feed
Deposited By: Hauggaard-Nielsen, Senior Scientist, phD, Cand. agro Henrik
ID Code:3106
Deposited On:17 Aug 2004
Last Modified:12 Apr 2010 07:29
Document Language:English
Refereed:Not peer-reviewed

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