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Field measurements of nitrate leaching below Willamette Valley row and mint crops

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dc.creator Oregon State University. Extension Service
dc.creator Feaga, Jeff
dc.creator Selker, John S.
dc.date.accessioned 2011-03-03T17:13:05Z
dc.date.available 2011-03-03T17:13:05Z
dc.date.issued 2004-01
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1957/20367
dc.description Published January 2004. Reviewed March 2012. Please look for up-to-date information in the OSU Extension Catalog: http://extension.oregonstate.edu/catalog/catalog en
dc.description.abstract According to the United States Geological Survey, 9 percent of wells in the Willamette Valley exceed the EPA’s 10 ppm drinking water standard for nitrogen in the NO3– compound, or NO3–-N. A study of 281 domestic drinking water wells in Lane County showed that 22 percent of the wells exceeded the same standard (Penhallegon, 1994). In a 2000–2001 study of 476 wells in the southern Willamette Valley, 35 wells exceeded the drinking water standard, with 21 percent of the total wells exceeding 7 ppm NO3 –-N (DEQ, 2002). Other studies have shown high concentrations of NO3–-N within water draining from experimental fields planted in corn, broccoli, and snap beans (Sattell et al., 1999). Exposure to high concentrations of NO3 – is known to cause breathing complications in infants (Weisenburger, 1993) and has been linked to cancerous tumors in laboratory animals (Pierzynski et al., 1994). en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Corvallis, Or. : Extension Service, Oregon State University en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries EM (Oregon State University. Extension Service) en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries 8851 en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries EM en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries 8851 en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Nitrates -- Environmental aspects -- Oregon -- Willamette River Valley en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Nitrogen in agriculture -- Oregon -- Willamette River Valley en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Peppermint -- Fertilizers -- Oregon -- Willamette River Valley en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Soils -- Leaching -- Oregon -- Willamette River Valley en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Crops and nitrogen -- Oregon -- Willamette River Valley en_US
dc.title Field measurements of nitrate leaching below Willamette Valley row and mint crops en_US
dc.type Technical Report en_US
dc.description.peerreview yes en_US


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