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Environmental Analysis & Ecology Studies

Agriculture and the Dark Side of Chemical Fertilizers

  • Open or Close Usha Bishnoi*

    Department of Plant and Soil Sciences, University of Delaware, Newark, DE, USA

    Delaware Biotechnology Institute, Newark, DE, USA

    *Corresponding author: Sylvester Chibueze Izah, Department of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science, Niger Delta University, Nigeria

Submission: May 21, 2018; Published: June 13, 2018

DOI: 10.31031/EAES.2018.03.000552

ISSN: 2578-0336
Volume3 Issue1


Agricultural pollution is a significant problem in our present system of food production. The interminable use of chemical fertilizers is accelerating many interrelated problems like soil pollution, water pollution and air pollution, thus affecting the future of our planet and humanity. Besides maintaining the long term productivity to feed an ever increasing world population, measures must be taken to address the environmental and economic concerns associated with the chemical intensive farming practices. Soil is vital for survival of all forms of life on earth and it should be preserved and treated respectfully. In this article, the dark side of chemical fertilizers use is discussed briefly.

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