Improving Efficiency of Urea Fertilizers by Inhibition of Soil Urease Activity by S. KissImproving Efficiency of Urea Fertilizers by Inhibition of Soil Urease Activity by S. Kiss

Improving Efficiency of Urea Fertilizers by Inhibition of Soil Urease Activity

byS. Kiss, M. Simihaian

Paperback | December 15, 2010

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This book is a comprehensive and updated review of fundamental studies on inhibition of soil urease activity and of applied studies on improving efficiency of urea fertilizers by inhibition of soil urease activity. The general literature on these topics covers 65 years and the patent literature comprises a period of nearly 40 years. The potential of food production to meet the growing needs related to population increase is largely conditioned by the efficiency of agricultural fertilizers. Urea has gradually become the most important nitrogen fertilizer in world agriculture. However, its efficiency is in general reduced due to excessive activity of a soil enzyme, urease. One way to increase efficiency of urea fertilizers is the inhibition of soil urease activity. In the last four decades, multilateral investigations have been carried out in a series of countries to identify and test unpolluting and inexpensive chemical compounds to be used as inhibitors of soil urease activity. These investigations are reviewed, including those described in the patent literature. The book is addressed to a broad audience, including experts and students in agronomy, forestry, plant physiology, soil science (especially soil biology and biochemistry), and other environmental sciences, as well as in organic and inorganic chemistry.
Title:Improving Efficiency of Urea Fertilizers by Inhibition of Soil Urease ActivityFormat:PaperbackDimensions:431 pagesPublished:December 15, 2010Publisher:Springer NetherlandsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:9048159660

ISBN - 13:9789048159666

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Table of Contents

Preface. Acknowledgements. Introduction. 1. Inorganic Compounds Tested for Evaluation of Their Inhibiting Effect on Soil Urease Activity, Urea Hydrolysis, Ammonia Volatilization, and Nitrous Oxide Emission. 2. Organic Compounds Tested for Evaluation of Their Inhibiting Effect on Soil Urease Activity, Urea Hydrolysis, Ammonia Volatilization, and Nitrous Oxide Emission. 3. Combined Use of Inhibitors of Soil Urease Activity. 4. Comparative Studies on the Efficiency of Different Inhibitors on Soil Urease Activity. 5. Compounds Tested for Evaluation of Their Inhibiting Effect on Both Soil Urease Activity and Nitrification. 6. Soil Urease Inhibitors Used in Combination with Nitrification and/or Algal Inhibitors. 7. Effect of Soil Urease Inhibitors on Germination, Growth, and Yield of Plants. 8. Effect of Urease Inhibitors on Other Enzyme Activities, Microbial Counts, and Biomass as well as on Respiration and Other Microbial Processes in Soils. 9. Use of Urease Inhibitors in the Analysis of Urea and/or Ammonium from Urea-treated Soils. 10. Urease Inhibitors Used with Another Purpose than Inhibition of Soil Urease Activity. Conclusions. References. Subject Index.