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Environmental Pollution Studies$
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Gerry Best

Print publication date: 1999

Print ISBN-13: 9780853239239

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: June 2013

DOI: 10.5949/UPO9781846313035

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Pollution from farming

Pollution from farming

(p.41) 4. Pollution from farming
Environmental Pollution Studies
Liverpool University Press

The practice of using pesticides and artificial fertilizers by farmers has contributed to water pollution. To increase the yield of crops, farmers apply many chemicals to kill pests and artificial fertilizers to increase the growth rate and size of the crop. Animal wastes are also spread on land to fertilize the soil. This chapter discusses how fertilizers, pesticides and animals wastes contribute to water pollution.

Keywords:   pesticides, artificial fertilizers, farmers, pollution, chemicals, pests, animal wasters, water pollution

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