Plant Nutrients Books

  • Guide to laboratory establishment for plant nutrient analysis

    This publication provides practical guidelines on establishing composite service laboratories for the analysis of soil, plants, water and fertilizers (mineral, organic and biofertilizers). It also provides various analytical methods for assessing soil fertility and making nutrient recommendations, assessing quality of irrigation water, and details ...

  • Efficiency of soil and fertilizer phosphorus use. Reconciling changing concepts of soil phosphorus behaviour with agronomic information (En)

    Series: FAO Fertilizer and Plant Nutrition BulletinsThe efficient use of phosphorus (P) is essential to many agricultural and environmental issues. This bulletin reviews, analyses and synthesizes information on the efficient use of soil and fertilizer P. It presents information on the plant availability of soil and fertilizer P, with an emphasis ...

  • Plant nutrition for food security. A guide for integrated nutrient management (English)

    Series: FAO Fertilizer and Plant Nutrition BulletinsFood security is a major global concern. It depends to a considerable extent on efficient plant nutrition. Extensive information on various aspects of plant nutrition has been generated in the recent past. However, this information remains scattered in several publications. This bulletin provides ...

  • Fertilizer use by crop (En)

    Series: FAO Fertilizer and Plant Nutrition BulletinsMost of the world's hunger and poverty occurs in rural areas. The use of fertilizers could improve agricultural productivity in these areas. However, many developing countries attach a low priority to the subsistence/smallholder sector, particularly in disadvantaged areas. Properly applied, ...

  • Phosphorus: Agriculture and the Environment

    Phosphorus and its effect on the environment have become hotly contested issues by watershed managers, farmers, lakeside property owners, regulatory agencies, and politicians. This 1121 page monograph is a thorough discussion by 78 experts on topics ranging from the properties and sources of phosphorus in agriculture to strategies for its ...

  • Studies of Sustainable Agriculture and Animal Science in sub-Saharan Africa

    African scholars discuss various aspects of the development of sustainable agriculture in sub-Saharan Africa like constraints of food production, fragile and vulnerable ecosystems, soil fertility, land tenure system, crop protection and woman's role as well as policy and management, socio-economic and cultural aspects, ecological features, soil ...

  • Scaling soil nutrient balances. Enabling mesolevel applications for African realities (En)

    Series: FAO Fertilizer and Plant Nutrition BulletinsUsing data on three countries in sub-Saharan Africa, this report compares macro- and microlevel approaches to determine soil nutrient balances with an innovative mesolevel approach. It highlights the added value that a mesolevel approach can provide in terms of its usefulness to mesolevel ...

  • State of Food and Agriculture 2003-04, (The) (En)

    Series: FAO Agriculture SeriesThe 'State of Food and Agriculture 2003-04' explores the potential of agriculture biotechnology - especially transgenic crops - to meet the needs of the poor. It is found that agricultural biotechnology can help the poor by reducing reliance on toxic agricultural chemicals, lowering production costs for farmers, ...

  • Glossary of Soil Science Terms, 2001 Edition

    More than 1800 terms are included in this newly revised glossary. Subject matter includes soil physics, soil chemistry, soil biology and biochemistry, pedology, soil and water management and conservation, forest and range soils, nutrient management and soil and plant analysis, mineralogy, wetland soils, and soils and environmental quality. Two ...

  • The Ecology of Browsing and Grazing

    Extensive grazing and browsing by domestic and wild herbivores shape the vegetation composition, structure and dynamics of many terrestrial ecosystems. This volume investigates how large herbivores not only influence the structure and distribution of the vegetation, but also affect nutrient flows and the responses of associated fauna. The ...

  • Nitrogen Fixation with Non-Legumes

    Diazotrophic bacteria convert atmospheric nitrogen to plant-useable form and this input of nitrogen through biological fixation is of great agronomic importance. The contributions presented in this volume relate to free-living nitrogen fixers and the diazotrophs associated with plants. Symbiotic association of Frankia with non-legumes and ...

  • Arbuscular Mycorrhizas: Physiology and Function

    This book provides a structured compilation of reviews of what is known about arbuscular mycorrhizal symbiosis. Topics were selected to cover major steps in the life cycle of AM fungi (germination, signaling/recognition prior to colonization, and host regulation of colonization). Aspects of the physiological interaction within the root for ...

  • Nutrient Acquisition by Plants

    Adaptation and evolution of terrestrial plants depend, to a large extent, on their ability to acquire nutrients. This is a modern and integrative treatment of the mechanisms controlling plant nutrient uptake and how plants respond to changes in the environment. The following key topics are covered: soil nutrient bioavailability; root responses to ...

  • Nitrogen Economy in Tropical Soils

    Nitrogen Economy in Tropical Soils presents an authoritative and comprehensive state-of-the-art review on soil/plant nitrogen inter-relationships, with special reference to tropical soils and crops in aerobic and anaerobic environments. Use of isotopically labelled nitrogen in experimentation, especially in tropical environments, and recently ...

  • Reptiles and Herbivory

    This book looks at how an animal is organized to carry out a difficult task - that of feeding on plants. The complex adaptations necessary to enable animals to obtain nutrients successfully from a herbivorous diet are many. For the first time these problems are examined here purely from the perspective of reptiles. Common themes are teased ...

  • Fresh Herbage for Dairy Cattle

    Product quality and a sustainable food chain of ruminant products are largely determined by animal nutrition, in which forage is the major feed source. Forages and grasslands play a unique role in agriculture because they contribute through animals to our food supply and to the abatement of environmental problems. Interest in grassland management ...

  • Biotechnology of Biofertilizers

    Biofertilizers are important components of integrated nutrient management. They are cost effective, ecofriendly and a renewable source of plant nutrients to supplement chemical fertilizers in sustainable agricultural systems in India.This book is written with the objective of covering the basic issues in Biological Nitrogen Fixation (BNF), such as ...

  • Resource Management in Rice Systems: Nutrients

    Rice is the major staple food in Asia, and food security means rice security for most Asians. By the year 2025, we need to produce about 60% more rice than we do today to meet the growing demand. Efficient use of inputs is vital to safely produce the additional food from limited resources with minimal impact on the environment. This book ...

  • 4R Plant Nutrition Manual: A Manual for Improving the Management of Plant Nutrition

    4R Nutrient Stewardship is one of IPNI’s core strategies to support agriculture’s ability to meet the world’s production needs in a sustainable manner. The 4R concept is simple — apply the right source of nutrient, at the right rate, at the right time, and in the right place — but it's implementation is ...

  • Mycorrhizae: Sustainable Agriculture and Forestry

    Mycorrhizal fungi are microbial engines which improve plant vigor and soil quality. They play a crucial role in plant nutrient uptake, water relations, ecosystem establishment, plant diversity, and the productivity of plants. Scientific research involves multidisciplinary approaches to understand the adaptation of mycorrhizae to the rhizosphere, ...

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