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As a result of concern about the problem of deteriorating water quality, the CEC held a meeting entitled `Management Systems to Reduce Impact of Nitrates', which was organised within the framework of the Community Programme on Land and Water Use Management (DG VI). The themes of the seminar were complementary to the topic of `Nitrogen Efficiency in Agricultural Soils' of the Energy programme and provided the Commission with the opportunity to perceive management systems for control of nitrate fluxes. The main aims of the meeting were as follows: - to provide an overview of the different methods developed in EEC countries to limit and, if possible, to reduce nitrate pollution due to agriculture; - to record the main steps of the nitrogen cycle by which it is possible to control nitrate availability in soil and to evaluate recent progress; - to highlight areas needing more research in order to manage more efficiently the nitrogen cycle in agriculture.

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Authors: GERMON J C (EDITOR), INRA, Dijon (FR)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 11262 EN (1989) 274 pp.
Availability: Available from Elsevier Science Publishers Ltd., Crown House, Linton Road, Barking, Essex IG11 8JU (GB)
ISBN: ISBN 1-85166-402-5
Record Number: 198910915 / Last updated on: 1994-12-01
Original language: en
Available languages: en