Nitrate potential from sludge and inorganic fertilizer in soil leachate beneath an irrigated agricultural field

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Title:
Nitrate potential from sludge and inorganic fertilizer in soil leachate beneath an irrigated agricultural field
Author:
Reid, Mary Elizabeth,1943-
Issue Date:
1990
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
Two sets of continuous deep soil cores were removed from a 4 hectare field during the third year of crop treatment. Samples were removed once following sludge addition and once 6 weeks later following inorganic fertilizer application and a 30 cm pre-planting irrigation. A total of 504 soil samples were analyzed for soil texture, gravimetric moisture content, electrolytical conductivity, and pH, as well as concentrations of NO₃ , Cl⁻ , NO₂, and organic C. After three annual sludge applications, soil beneath plots amended with sludge, had higher average water-extractable NO3 concentration than plots amended with inorganic fertilizer. From one sampling date to the next, the field-averaged concentration of NO₃ increased from 282 mg 1⁻¹ to 335 mg 1⁻¹ . Results suggest a trend of increasing NO₃ in the vadose zone.
Type:
Thesis-Reproduction (electronic); text
LCSH Subjects:
Hydrology.; Nitrates -- Environmental aspects.; Soils -- Leaching.; Soils, Irrigated.; Sewage sludge as fertilizer -- Environmental aspects.
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Soil, Water and Environmental Science; Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Committee Chair:
Pepper, Ian L.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleNitrate potential from sludge and inorganic fertilizer in soil leachate beneath an irrigated agricultural fielden_US
dc.creatorReid, Mary Elizabeth,1943-en_US
dc.contributor.authorReid, Mary Elizabeth,1943-en_US
dc.date.issued1990en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractTwo sets of continuous deep soil cores were removed from a 4 hectare field during the third year of crop treatment. Samples were removed once following sludge addition and once 6 weeks later following inorganic fertilizer application and a 30 cm pre-planting irrigation. A total of 504 soil samples were analyzed for soil texture, gravimetric moisture content, electrolytical conductivity, and pH, as well as concentrations of NO₃ , Cl⁻ , NO₂, and organic C. After three annual sludge applications, soil beneath plots amended with sludge, had higher average water-extractable NO3 concentration than plots amended with inorganic fertilizer. From one sampling date to the next, the field-averaged concentration of NO₃ increased from 282 mg 1⁻¹ to 335 mg 1⁻¹ . Results suggest a trend of increasing NO₃ in the vadose zone.en_US
dc.description.notehydrology collectionen_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.subject.lcshHydrology.en_US
dc.subject.lcshNitrates -- Environmental aspects.en_US
dc.subject.lcshSoils -- Leaching.en_US
dc.subject.lcshSoils, Irrigated.en_US
dc.subject.lcshSewage sludge as fertilizer -- Environmental aspects.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineSoil, Water and Environmental Scienceen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.chairPepper, Ian L.en_US
dc.identifier.oclc221346384en_US
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