Marschner's Mineral Nutrition of Higher Plants

Author: Horst Marschner

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0123849063

Category: Nature

Page: 672

View: 2322


An understanding of the mineral nutrition of plants is of fundamental importance in both basic and applied plant sciences. The Second Edition of this book retains the aim of the first in presenting the principles of mineral nutrition in the light of current advances. This volume retains the structure of the first edition, being divided into two parts: Nutritional Physiology and Soil-Plant Relationships. In Part I, more emphasis has been placed on root-shoot interactions, stress physiology, water relations, and functions of micronutrients. In view of the worldwide increasing interest in plant-soil interactions, Part II has been considerably altered and extended, particularly on the effects of external and interal factors on root growth and chapter 15 on the root-soil interface. The second edition will be invaluable to both advanced students and researchers. Second Edition of this established text Structure of the book remains the same 50% of the reference and 50% of the figures and tables have been replaced Whole of the text has been revised Coverage of plant (soil interactions has been increased considerably)

Growth and Mineral Nutrition of Field Crops, Third Edition

Author: Nand Kumar Fageria,Virupax C. Baligar,Charles Allan Jones

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780824700898

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 640

View: 3527


"Examines climate-soil-plant interrelationships governing the nutritional and growth aspects of cereal, legume, and pasture crops--providing basic and applied information to improve the management and potential yield of major temperate and tropical field crop. Second Edition furnishes a new chapter on the management of degraded soils, and improved organization of chapter sequence, and more than 325 tables and drawings--over 90 new to this edition."

Applied Tree Biology

Author: Andrew Hirons,Peter A. Thomas

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118296370

Category: Science

Page: 432

View: 5152


Many arborists learn tree work practices without fully understanding the biological and physiological principles behind them. However, outcomes for the health and longevity of trees are greatly improved when an arborist understands the science behind the care of tree root systems and crowns. In Applied Tree Biology, Drs. Hirons and Thomas draw upon their decades of experience in the laboratory, classroom, and the field – as well as the expertise of distinguished contributors to this volume – to provide those responsible for tree care with the scientific information that informs best practices for planting, pruning, soil decompaction, irrigation, and much more. Takes a multidisciplinary approach, integrating knowledge from plant biology, physiology, arboriculture, ecology, and more Provides a systematic presentation of fundamental tree biology and the scientific principles informing high quality tree care Presents accessible scientific information and best practices that help promote the health and longevity of trees Reflects the authors’ decades of experience as tree biology researchers and educators, as well as their years of professional experience across the globe Applied Tree Biology is an indispensable source of practical, succinct information on tree biology, physiology, and ecology for professionals and interested amateurs involved with the care of trees. Arborists, foresters, and horticulturists at all stages of their careers will find this text particularly useful.

Hartmann's Plant Science

Growth, Development, and Utilization of Cultivated Plants

Author: N.A

Publisher: Pearson College Division


Category: Science

Page: 573

View: 815


For courses in introduction to plant science, crop science, horticulture, botany and biology. This comprehensive introduction to plant science offers a scientific and substantive approach in a format that addresses the learning styles of today's students.

Handbook of processes and modeling in the soil-plant system

Author: Dinesh K. Benbi

Publisher: CRC


Category: Science

Page: 762

View: 2582


Authored by experts with years of teaching and research experience, the Handbook of Processes and Modeling in the Soil-Plant System is the first book to present a holistic view of the processes within the soil-plant-atmosphere continuum. Unlike other publications, which tend to be more specialized, this book covers nearly all of the processes in the soil-plant system, including the fundamental processes of soil formation, degradation, and the dynamics of water and matter. It also illustrates how simulation modeling can be used to understand and forecast multiple interactions among various processes and predict their environmental impact. Choice magazine says, "RECOMMENDED. . . . COMPREHENSIVE. . . . Represents a truly international collaboration. . . . Especially useful for students, researchers, and managers. . . . Links process based soil-plant information with current modeling approaches."

Trace elements as contaminants and nutrients

consequences in ecosystems and human health

Author: Majeti Narasimha Vara Prasad

Publisher: Wiley-Interscience


Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 777

View: 1396


This exhaustive volume presents state-of the-art findings on trace element contamination in the environment. It addresses the fundamentals of mineral nutrition in plants and animals (including humans), delves into the geochemistry, bioavailability, uptake, and enzymology of trace elements, and discusses environmental contamination and health implications. It has current information about fortified foods and nutrient deficiencies. Complete with case studies, this is the definitive reference for scientists working in geochemistry hydrology, environmental chemistry and biology, agriculture, and other fields, as well as professionals in regulatory agencies and aid organizations.