The Effect of Nitrogen on the Quality of Main Crops
In recent years world food and non-food agricultural production has reached levels newer before attained in the history of humanity. Table 1 summarizes, by main commodities, the 1988 harvests. Taking cereals — the main food and feed crops — into consideration, we have witnessed an ever-increasing rise in production over the last 30 years. Only in 1987 and 1988, and perhaps also in 1989, has there been a drop in production from the peak of 1, 866 million tons harvested in 1986.
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