IDENTIFICATION OF PHOSPHORUS-SENSITIVE REGIONS USING FIELD DATA, REMOTE SENSING IMAGERY AND KRIGING TECHNIQUES TO MITIGATE OVERUSE OF FERTILIZER IN A NORTHWESTERN TOWN OF TURKEY


Genç L., Kızıl Ü., Müftüoğlu N. M. , Smith S. E.

FRESENIUS ENVIRONMENTAL BULLETIN, vol.20, no.10, pp.2555-2561, 2011 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 20 Issue: 10
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Journal Name: FRESENIUS ENVIRONMENTAL BULLETIN
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded
  • Page Numbers: pp.2555-2561

Abstract

As part of its environmental compliance program required for joining the European Union, Turkey must deal with the problem of excess runoff of nutrients from both chemical fertilizers and manure into water. Manure and other fertilizers cause eutrophication and other water quality problems. It had been thought that phosphorus, which is in manure as well as chemical fertilizers, was so strongly bound to soil particles that it did not readily leach into water. However, recent studies show that phosphorus is mobile and so poses a threat to water quality.