Sources and fate of nitrogen in the southern San Joaquin Valley floor
California Agriculture 31(5):27-27.
Published May 01, 1977
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The content of nitrogen, and nitrate in particular, of some ground- and surface-water supplies is of much concern because of the potential health hazard to infants (methemoglobinemia) and to livestock. It also may contribute to the eutrophication (over-enrichment) of surface bodies of water and may delay the ripening of certain fruits, vegetables, and other crops.