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Diffuse pollution swapping in arable agricultural systems

Stevens, Carly and Quinton, John (2009). Diffuse pollution swapping in arable agricultural systems. Critical Reviews in Environmental Science and Technology, 39(6) pp. 478–520.

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Abstract

Pollution swapping occurs when a mitigation option introduced to reduce one pollutant results in an increase in a different pollutant. Although the concept of pollution swapping is widely understood, it has received little attention in research and policy design. This study investigated diffuse pollution mitigation options applied in combinable crop systems. They are cover crops, residue management, no-tillage, riparian buffer zones, contour grass strips, and constructed wetlands. A wide range of water and atmospheric pollutants were considered, including nitrogen, phosphorus, carbon, and sulfur. It is clear from this investigation that there is no single mitigation option that will reduce all pollutants.

Item Type: Journal Article
Copyright Holders: 2009 Taylor & Francis
ISSN: 1064-3389
Academic Unit/Department: Science > Environment, Earth and Ecosystems
Item ID: 19063
Depositing User: Users 9 not found.
Date Deposited: 30 Nov 2009 14:42
Last Modified: 26 Oct 2012 04:14
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/19063
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