Essays Tagged: "fertilizers"

Drinking Water Dilemma

ed up a large number of containments. These pollutants incluse heavy metal, herbicides, pesticides, fertilizers, degreasers, lead, and many degradable and nondegradable manufacturing wastes. Upon arri ...

(3 pages) 196 1 3.5 Mar/2002

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

Differences and Effects of Natural and Synthetic Fertilizers

orus, and potassium, and are very sparse in most soils, making them the primary ingredients in most fertilizers. The other, more common macronutrients are called secondary nutrients, as they are not o ... , and must be clearly monitored. After inspection, it is common for minor organic materials outside fertilizers to be applied, such as peat moss, ground bark, or leaf mold. It is after these steps tha ...

(3 pages) 48 0 5.0 Jan/1996

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

Can science feed the world?

ese problems?The answer to that is; insect-borne diseases, the pests, and the misuse and overuse of fertilizers, herbicides and pesticides and water. The input of these into the environment has led to ...

(2 pages) 56 2 4.0 Feb/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

Nitric Acid

.2%Formula:HNO3Formula Weight:63 g/molCommon Applications:Nitric acid is used in the manufacture of fertilizers and explosives. It is used in the printing industry for photo-engraving, the engineering ...

(1 pages) 34 0 4.8 Apr/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Chemistry

Formaldehyde and all about it.

m a plastic. Today, formaldehyde is used in many common products in addition to plastics, including fertilizers, preservatives, explosives, mirrors, wood glue, water proofing, circuit boards, and even ...

(2 pages) 99 5 4.2 May/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Chemistry

Contempory geographical issue relating to water management at Lake Parramatta, Sydney, NSW, Australia.

r cloudy.Chemical runoff is another geographical process affecting the water quality, effluents and fertilizers can alter and damage the water environment and thus disturbing the balance of the enviro ...

(2 pages) 30 0 4.0 Sep/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays

How has chemistry made your life better?

agriculture. Agriculture has been made several times more efficient by the development of man-made fertilizers and pesticides. Not only has chemistry done that for agriculture but it has done much mo ...

(2 pages) 69 0 1.9 Sep/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Chemistry

Essay on water scarcity in history, water scarcity in africa, and possible sollutions to water scarcity.

s. Toxic pollution and acid precipitation kill fish; toxic metals deform waterfowl; and leaching of fertilizers promotes the growth of algae in water, which reduces oxygen levels in water killing the ...

(7 pages) 192 0 3.6 Jan/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology


Is the use of fertilizers in farming a good idea ?Definition: A fertiliser is any substance containing chemical el ... ste. Furthermore some of them improve the soil and may benefit the microorganism. Above all organic fertilizers could improve the taste of the vegetable.The disadvantages of organic fertilizers are th ... more heavy. They can be easily over-applied which can leads to big damages , e.g. because inorganic fertilizers are very soluble in water and when it rains very strong the nutrients , like nitrates an ...

(3 pages) 65 0 2.3 Feb/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Agriculture

Save the Baltic Sea ! Efforts that should be made!

le. The answer is simple. Yes, It is. During heavy rains a lot of nutrients which have been used in fertilizers in local farms are washed into the sea. The extra nutrients in the sea make plankton pla ... ate it?! I will try to answer that. Let us start by considering that we should try to use as little fertilizers as possible because they contain a lot of chemical and harmful ingredients which can dep ...

(2 pages) 19 0 3.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

Does the commonly used herbicide "2, 4-Dichlorophenoxyacetic acid" cause destruction of aquatic organisms, especially the Brown Planarian?

estic uses. Sewage, industrial waste and agricultural chemicals such as herbicides, pesticides, and fertilizers are the main point of water pollution. In the year of 1995 the EPA (Environmental Protec ... there are ways to "save" the habitat but they rarely work. Applying pre-fixed nitrogen to crops via fertilizers can be accomplished, but natural habitats rarely benefit. In many instances applying pre ...

(17 pages) 62 0 4.8 Apr/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

Biochemistry: Fertilizers

To obtain high yields, farmers need to manipulate the environment of their crops. This is were the fertilizers take their role to help in the farms.Fertilizer is generally defined as "any material, o ... e growth of organisms will have a high BOD.Primary nutrients are normally supplied through chemical fertilizers. They are chemical compounds containing one or more of the primary nutrients and are gen ...

(5 pages) 55 2 5.0 Jun/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Biochemistry

A negitave affect humans have on ecosystems

on earth. It is the basis of all life on this planet. Human's behavior such as using pesticides and fertilizers pollutes our water tables. Pollution interferes with ecosystems by killing off animals t ... y an entire ecosystem by polluting the water that the animals drink and live in with pesticides and fertilizers.Animals that drink the water have the pollutants in their system, so if another anim ...

(1 pages) 42 0 3.0 Sep/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

This essay is about the legality of marijuana.

monitored by the government and would have to have licenses and have their crops tested for harmful fertilizers.Crime would also be affected in a positive way. Illegal drug crimes would drop, allowing ...

(4 pages) 30 0 3.0 Dec/2004

Subjects: Law & Government Essays

Organic Food --Did you just put fertilizer in your Mouth?

er the last many years, farming across the country has become increasingly dependent on pesticides, fertilizers, and hormones. While using these items contribute to increasing yields, they cannot poss ... ds as"Production of organic foods does not use pesticides, antibiotics, synthetic (or sewage based) fertilizers or radiation. Organic emphasizes the utilization of renewable resources as well as conse ...

(2 pages) 101 2 5.0 Feb/2005

Subjects: Science Essays > Agriculture

Life and Debt

ocally grown goods without even giving Jamaica a chance to be able to produce on their own. However fertilizers and certain minerals which are needed to grow crops also have to be imported, and this m ... they could produce on their own without imports taking over, I feel that they can produce their own fertilizers and grow their own crops, giving them a chance to bring up their poor economy.Jamaica ha ...

(2 pages) 45 0 3.4 Sep/2006

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Economics > Development Studies

Historical Perspective Of Co-operatives in Indian Context

expanded its role, from a mere agriculture credit provider to helping, in other inputs, like seeds, fertilizers, pesticides, storage, marketing and processing. It also expanded into wholesaling and re ...

(23 pages) 1273 0 5.0 Mar/2007

Subjects: History Term Papers > Asian History

Green Revolution

many of these farmers borrow money from the moneylenders with high interest to purchase the seeds, fertilizers, etc to prepare for the next farming. As the poor yields do not give them enough income ... eties of wheat to increase yields. They are able to control the irrigation and to use petrochemical fertilizers allowing into producing more efficient food quantity. The “miracle seed” was q ...

(7 pages) 32 1 3.0 Apr/2007

Subjects: Science Essays > Earth Sciences > Geography

Concentration Camp

s: for the bones and ashes people had died ashes have disappeared, blown to the winds, scattered as fertilizers, made into trinkets (Feig 333).Auschwitz/Birkneau is one of the most deadly camps where ...

(4 pages) 869 0 0.0 Feb/2002

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History > World War II

Overview of Ecosystems

as high amounts of phosphorous and nitrogen in the water, which are found in laundry detergents and fertilizers. When the people of the cities and towns were shown this information, they helped out in ...

(2 pages) 39 0 3.7 Nov/2007

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science