THE IMPACT OF NITROGEN ON CROP YIELDS AND FOOD QUALITY
Published: 7 Jun 2016
Abstract: Nitrogen is outstanding among equally important deficient nutrient elements, because it has the greatest influence on yield. At the same time nitrates in vegetables, milk or meat, once they end up in the human body, can convert to nitrosamines which are extremely carcinogenic. The content of nitrates found in vegetables, milk and meat is directly correlated to their concentration in soil. Nitrates in soil originate from organic and mineral fertilizers. High yields of cultivated plants can be achieved through rational fertilization, with a minimum content of nitrates.
Keywords: fertilization, food, nitrates
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