Impact of livestock manure and fertilizer application on nitrate contamination of groundwater final report

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Younie, M. F.
Burton, D. L.
Kachanoski, R. G.
Beauchamp, E. G.
Gillham, R. W.

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Ontario Ministry of the Environment

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This study examined nitrate leaching out of the root zone and nitrogen supply to corn from two types of manure and from inorganic nitrogen fertilizer. The study took place on a silt loam soil at the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food Research Station, Elora, ON. The soils of this area have developed from a variety of glacial deposits and thus consist of a wide range of textures and drainage classes. The area has been traditionally cropped to corn which is used to supply the increasing amount of livestock operations in the area.

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Ontario Ministry of the Environment
Other O.M.E. Environmental Reports

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livestock manure, fertilizer application, nitrate contamination, groundwater, soil properties, hydrology, corn crop response, chemical transport, soil minerals, denitrification, nitrification, mineralization, immobilization, nitrogen leaching, health effects

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