Optimization of Plant Nutrition

Optimization of Plant Nutrition : Refereed papers from the Eighth International Colloquium for the Optimization of Plant Nutrition, 31 August - 8 September 1992, Lisbon, Portugal

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The world-wide shortage of plant production menacing the survival of many people demands for more and better research, particularly on how to increase food and where it is most needed. Major problems of international concern for the scientific community are the availability in soil media of macro and micro nutrients and the efficiency of nutrient uptake by plant roots, the interactions between nutrients and other factors, the distribution of nutrients in different plant species, biochemical functions of nutrient elements, and their contribution to plant growth, yield and product quality. Feasibility and profit are also permanent concerns about plant nutrition in crop management, to which new require- ments are now imposed by the need to decrease pollution hazards, a problem of prime importance to preserve the environment of the future. is A deeper insight into basic knowledge further required as well as into practical problems in the domains of agriculture, horticulture, and forestry. Such has been the concern of the International Association for the Optimization of Plant Nutrition (IAOPN) since 1964, promoting International Colloquia every four years as an opportunity for scientists concerned with plant nutrition to report new findings and to exchange ideas, experiences, and techniques. The Eighth International Colloquium for the Optimization of Plant Nutrition was hosted by Portugal and held in Lisbon from 31 August to 8 September 1992, with 280 delegates from 34 countries.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 684 pages
  • 193 x 260 x 43.18mm | 1,844g
  • Dordrecht, Netherlands
  • English
  • Party reprinted from PLANT AND SOIL, 154:1, 1993
  • 1 Illustrations, color; 20 Illustrations, black and white; XVI, 684 p. 21 illus., 1 illus. in color.
  • 0792325192
  • 9780792325192

Table of contents

Preface. Part I: Plant Analysis Methods and Reference Values for Plant Material. Part II: Nutritional Characteristics and Management of Growth Media. Part III: Improving the Diagnosis of the Nutritional Status of Crops. Part IV: Nutrient Uptake and Interactions with Physiological and Biochemical Processes. Part V: Mineral Composition in Relation to Crop Growth, Yield and Product Quality. Part VI: Response to Form, Rate and Manner of Application of Fertilizers. Part VII: Influence of Fertilizers on Yield and Quality of Various Crops. Part VIII: Effects of Heavy Metal Stress on Crop Behaviour. Part IX: Macronutrients and Environmental Stress. Part X: Maximization of Nutrient Utilization in Relation to Environment Protection. Subject Index. Authors' Index.
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