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AGRICULTURAL POLLUTION

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French Equivalent: Pollution agricole

Definition:
Agricultural pollution comprises liquid and solid wastes from all types of farming activities, including run-off from pesticide and fertilizer use, and from feedlots; erosion and dust from ploughing; animal manure and carcasses; and crop residues and debris.

Source Publication:
Glossary of Environment Statistics, Studies in Methods, Series F, No. 67, United Nations, New York, 1997.

Cross References:
Agricultural waste

Statistical Theme: Agriculture and fisheries statistics - Environmental indicators for agriculture

Created on Wednesday, October 31, 2001

Last updated on Wednesday, October 31, 2001