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BALANCE, com. law. The amount which remains due by one of two persons, who have been dealing together, to the other, after the settlement of their accounts.
     2. In the case of mutual debts, the balance only can be recovered by the assignee of an insolvent, or the executor of a deceased person. But this mutuality must have existed at the time of the assignment by the insolvent, or at the death of the testator.
     3. The term general balance is sometimes used to signify the difference which is due to a party claiming a lien on goods in his hands, for work or labor done, or money expended in relation to those and other goods of the debtor. 3 B. & P. 485; 3 Esp. R. 268.

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Table 7: Changes in nitrogen balance index (NB) and Nitrogen Efficiency Index (NE) farmers NB index (kg Percent change compared to group per ha) base year First Base year 202 -- (1) 89 -55.9 (2) 75 -62.8 (3) 66 -67.3 (4) 56 -72.2 second Base year 243 -- (1) 101 -58.4 (2) 76 -68.7 (3) 87 -64.1 (4) 97 -60.0 third Base year 235 -- (1) 123 -47.6 (2) 134 -42.9 (3) 149 -36.5 (4) 187 -20 farmers NE index (kg Percent change compared to group per ha) base year First Base year 45.56 -- (1) 51.56 13.1 (2) 63.9 40.8 (3) 52.74 15.5 (4) 66.7 46.4 second Base year 53.51 -- (1) 56.5 5 (2) 64.4 20.7 (3) 52.3 -1 (4) 70.5 31.8 third Base year 65.57 -- (1) 66.4 1 (2) 68.8 4 (3) 98.45 15 (4) 99.36 16 Source: calculations and findings.
Urine samples were analysed for total nitrogen and used for computing nitrogen balance. Analyses for DM and nitrogen were done according to the micro-Kjeldahl procedures as outlined by AOAC [16] and fibre analyses followed the procedures described by Goering and Van Soest [17] and later modified [18].
Additional keywords: modelling, leaching, net mineralisation, nitrogen balance.
The availability of soil water dramatically affects dinitrogen fixation in leguminous plants and the annual nitrogen balance. It also affects the relationship between total nitrogen accumulation and the pod yield.
Nitrogen balance was positive in all calves; however, N retention whether expressed as grams per day or as a percentage of N intake difference was significant (Pless than 0.05) among all groups.
CaO improves the sugarcane nutritive value and because it is an alkaline additive, it can alter the ruminal environment and change the fermentation pattern, which reduces the metabolism and the nitrogen balance (CARVALHO et al., 2011).
Current nutritional assay evaluated the effects of replacing ground corn by crushed and dried whole cassava roots in the concentrate by assessing the excretion of purine derivatives, estimation of microbial protein production, urea nitrogen in urine, plasma and milk, and nitrogen balance.
The objective of this study was to investigate the effect of inoculation in combination with different sulfur rates (0, 15 and 30 kg S ha-1) on soybean growth, nitrogen fixation and soil nitrogen balance. Experiment was laid according to randomized complete block design in triplicate.
To test this hypothesis, a study was planned with the aim of measuring the nitrogen balance of pigs fed with lysine-limited diets containing practical levels of WB or SH.