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Figure 2: Nitrogen use projections

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This figure shows how the application of elemental nitrogen on farms has increased since 1990 when 59,265 tonnes of elemental nitrogen was applied to 348,000 tonnes of elemental nitrogen in 2004. Elemental nitrogen application is projected to increase to around 404,000 tonnes, with a high scenario of 542,000 tonnes and a low scenario of 300,000 tonnes by 2010.