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T. NémethDepartment of Surgery and Ophthalmology, Faculty of Veterinary Science, Szent István University Budapest, Hungary

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agricultural production is a basic, traditional constituent of the Hungarian economy. An importance question nowadays is how the land can be cultivated and agricultural goods produced under the conditions of sustainable development. From the plant nutrition point of view the establishment of an environment-friendly fertilizer recommendation system is essential if sustainable development is to be achieved. Most experts agree that this type of fertilizer recommendation system is able to fulfil the growing demands of a growing population, while keeping the environment in good condition for the next generations. The experts also agree that fertilizer application could not be replaced widely with organic farming alone. An environmentally friendly fertilizer recommendation system has to be sensitive enough to respond to the effects of different conditions, e.g. great spatial variability of soil characteristics, mosaic-like soil cover, climate, crop rotation practices, soil nutrient supply, etc. There was a dramatic change in Hungarian agriculture at the beginning of the 90s, as the result of which the use of fertilizers decreased sharply for several reasons, e.g. privatization, changes in ownership, withdrawal of state subsidies for mineral fertilizers, drought, etc. Both Hungarian agriculture and the country as a whole is now facing two challenges, i.e. to overcome the economic difficulties and to complete the final phase of preparations to join the EU. Land use change scenarios have proved that the natural endowments of Hungary are suitable for integrating agricultural production with environmental and landscape protection and nature conservation.

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  • Németh, T. 1996a: Environment-friendly fertilizer recommendation for sustainable agriculture - a Hungarian case study. pp. 99-105. In: Nath, B. et al.(eds.), Environmental Pollution. Vol. 1, European Centre for Pollution Research, London.

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  • Németh, T. 1996b: Talajaink szervesanyag-tartalma és nitrogénforgalma. (Organic matter and nitrogen content of soils.) MTA TAKI, Budapest.

  • Németh, T., Kovács, G., Kádár, I. 1987-1988: A nitrát, szulfát és a sóbemosódás vizsgálata műtrágyázási tartamkísérletben. (Nitrate, sulphate and "water soluble salts" accumulation in the soil profile of long-term fertilization experiment.) Agrokémia és Talajtan, 36-37, 109-126.

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  • Csathó, P., Németh, T. 1996: Fertilizer use in Hungary: past practice, present trends and future expectations. pp. 159-168. In: Welte, E. et al.(eds.), Proc. 9th Int. Symposium of CIEC, "Soil Fertility and Fertilizer Management." Budapest/Goettingen.

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  • Németh, T. 1993: Fertilizer recommendations - Environmental aspects. Z. Probl. Post. Nauk Roln., 400, 95-104.

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  • Németh, T. 1995: Nitrogen in Hungarian soils - nitrogen management in relation to groundwater protection. J. Cont. Hidr., 20, 185-208.

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Acta Agronomica Hungarica
Language English
Russian
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Year of
Foundation
1950
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ceased
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Founder Magyar Tudományos Akadémia   
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H-1051 Budapest, Hungary, Széchenyi István tér 9.
Publisher Akadémiai Kiadó
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H-1117 Budapest, Hungary 1516 Budapest, PO Box 245.
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Chief Executive Officer, Akadémiai Kiadó
ISSN 0238-0161 (Print)
ISSN 1588-2527 (Online)

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