What is soil pollution by fertilisers?
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Asked in Pollution, Air Pollution, Water Pollution
Can fertilisers cause water pollution?
Yes they cause water pollution, as they are chemicals which are use to improved the quality and quantity of crops, but at last they settle at bottom of the crop, and get mixed with soil. And with rain they gets dissolved with soil , later when the rain water gets down under soil , they also get mixed in the water and cause water pollution.
Asked in Ecosystems
Pollution due to excessive fertilisers used by farmers leading to Eutrophication?
Over-application of chemical fertilisers or application of chemical fertilisers at a time when the ground is waterlogged or the crop is not able to use the chemicals, can lead to surface runoff or leaching into groundwater Storage and application of some fertilisers in some weather or soil conditions can cause emissions of the greenhouse gas nitrous oxide (N2O) primarily associated with the use of artificial fertilisers, because of the massive quantities applied and the destructive nature of chemical fertilisers on soil nutrient holding structures The high solubility of chemical fertilisers also exacerbates their tendency to degrade ecosystems
Asked in Farm Crops, Soil
What is the effect of the use of artificial fertilisers on soil structure?
Artificial fertilisers are used on soils because once the crops are harvested the soil is left without many minerals. The minerals they need are kept in the ground even if the crops are harvested with the help of artificial fertilisers. This is beneficial for the soil because it prevents the fields from laying fallow (where no crops are grown).