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Special Issue of Soil Use & Management - Tackling Nitrate from Agriculture - NT2212

The overall aim of the publication is to publish the findings of MAFF research on nitrate losses from agricultural land and to highlight the improved scientific understanding that underpins nitrate pollution control measures and advice in the UK. The publication will entail: A Preface providing the scientific and policy background to the Nitrate Problem in Britain, and papers on: · nitrate leaching from land growing arable and horticultural crops and options for its control· nitrate leaching from grassland and potential abatement strategies· strategies to encourage more efficient use of nitrogen in animal manures· development of improved advice for farmers and advisers, and· a modelling framework for evaluating nitrate losses at national and catchment scalesThe papers will be based on the contents of the Maff Booklet - Tackling Nitrate from Agriculture. This Special Issue of Soil Use and Management (SUM) will complement the MAFF Booklet by bringing the information to a wider community of scientists and agricultural / environmental consultants than were circulated with the Booklet. SUM is a refereed Journal with a high impact factor of 0.99 and a circulation of about 1200 reaching 45 countries including all those in Western Europe. The Nitrate Special Issue will be published on the Ingenta Internet site, which provides free access to contents and abstracts, and paid access to full papers. In addition it will be indexed/abstracted by: SCI, Current Contents, BIOSIS. CAB Abstracts and Geological Abstracts among others. All the nitrate papers will remain permanently citable in the world scientific literature.
1. To collate the revised chapters in the MAFF Booklet so that they are suitable for publication as scientific papers. (The responsibility for revising the papers for publication will remain with the authors of the paper, who are not funded under this proposal).

2. To have the papers printed as a Special Issue of SUM and circulated to all subscribers to the Journal
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 2000

To: 2000

Cost: £9,566
Contractor / Funded Organisations
CAB Publishing
Fields of Study
Fertilisers and Nitrate Pollution