The Use of Nutrients in Crop Plants

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CRC Press, Sep 17, 2008 - Science - 448 pages
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Put Theory into Practice

Scarcity of natural resources, higher costs, higher demand, and concerns about environmental pollution — under these circumstances, improving food supply worldwide with adequate quantity and quality is fundamental. Based on the author’s more than forty years of experience, The Use of Nutrients in Crop Plants builds a bridge between theoretical aspects of mineral nutrition and practical applicability of basic principles of fertilization and use efficiency of essential plant nutrients.

Provides Authoritative and Practical Information

The book explores how to maximize essential nutrients uptake and use efficiency by food crops and how to improve productivity without degrading the environment. It covers nutrients and their cycle in soil-plant systems, functions, and deficiency symptoms. The author includes management strategies that can lead to a reduction in the cost of crop production and environmental degradation. He emphasizes field conditions, crop production, and soil chemistry. Comprehensive coverage of essential nutrients and experimental results are accompanied by tables and figures of updated experimental data that make practical information easily accessible.

A Valuable Tool for Improving Crop Yield

Agricultural science is very dynamic in nature and fertilizer practices change with time due to the release of new cultivars and changing production practices in sustainable crop production systems. The Use of Nutrients in Crop Plants provides in-depth scientific information that is applicable through many methods of crop production. It is a valuable tool for improving crop yields at lower cost and less stress on the environment.

 

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Contents

Chapter 1 Mineral Nutrition versus Yield of Field Crops
1
Chapter 2 Nitrogen
31
Chapter 3 Phosphorus
91
Chapter 4 Potassium
131
Chapter 5 Calcium
165
Chapter 6 Magnesium
197
Chapter 7 Sulfur
215
Chapter 8 Zinc
241
Chapter 10 Iron
301
Chapter 11 Manganese
333
Chapter 12 Boron
359
Chapter 13 Molybdenum
381
Chapter 14 Chlorine
393
Chapter 15 Nickel
405
Index
419
Back cover
431

Chapter 9 Copper
279

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