Type: Book

Achieving sustainable crop nutrition

Editor

Dr Zed Rengel is Professor of Soil Science and Plant Nutrition at the University of Western Australia. An internationally-renowned expert on plant nutrition, Professor Rengel is co Editor-in-Chief of Crop and Pasture Science, Editor of the Journal of Plant Nutrition, Associate Editor of the Journal of Plant Physiology, as well as being on the editorial board of several other journals. He has published 7 books and over more than 400 articles, has held a number of Honorary and Visiting Professorships and been elected a Foreign Fellow of the Croatian Academy of Arts and Sciences. His h-index (Hirsch index showing the n papers that have been cited at least n times) is 85 (Google Scholar) or 64 (Clarivate Analytics All Databases, Web of Science).

Dimensions:

229x152mm
6x9"

Publication date:

07 January 2020

Length of book:

520 pages

ISBN-13: 9781786763129

Hardback - £210.00
£210.00
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Description

This collection reviews current research on understanding nutrient cycles, the ways crops process nutrients, the environmental effects of fertilizer use and how this understanding can be used to improve nutrient use efficiency for a more resource-efficient and climate-smart agriculture. Parts 1-3 summarise research on the primary macronutrients: nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium. Chapters review what we know about nutrient cycles, crop nutrient processing, potential environmental effects and ways of optimising nutrient use efficiency (NUE).

The fourth section of the book discusses secondary macronutrients and micronutrients including: calcium, iron, zinc, boron, manganese and molybdenum as well as soil organic matter. The final part of the book reviews research on optimising fertiliser use. Chapters cover topics such as assessing nutrient availability and advances in integrated plant nutrient management. Other chapters discuss enhanced efficiency fertilisers, the use of bio-effectors/bio-stimulants, fertigation techniques, foliar fertilizers and the use of treated wastes in crop nutrition.

Key features

  • Focus on integrating research on nutrient cycling, crop nutrient processing and the environmental impact of fertiliser use to identify ways of improving nutrient use efficiency (NUE) in the use of particular fertilisers
  • Includes research on a range of secondary macronutrients and micronutrients including: calcium, magnesium, zinc, boron, manganese and molybdenum
  • Reviews a wide range of options for reducing/optimising current levels of fertiliser use

What others are saying...

"Prof. Zed Rengel has assembled an impressive list of authors for his upcoming book 'Achieving sustainable crop nutrition’. The content is wide-ranging, covering agronomic and environmental aspects of crop nutrients highlighting recent advances and solutions to sustainable crop management. This volume will be a valued reference for all those interested in understanding and working in nutrient management."
Dr Terry L. Roberts, President - International Plant Nutrition Institute, USA

Table of contents

Part 1 Primary macronutrients: nitrogen
1.Advances in understanding the nitrogen cycle in crop production: David Pilbeam, University of Leeds, UK;
2.Advances in understanding crop processing of nitrogen: John Foulkes, University of Nottingham, UK;
3.Advances in optimising nitrogen-use efficiency in crop production: John Angus, CSIRO, Australia;

Part 2 Primary macronutrients: phosphorus;
4.Advances in understanding crop processing of phosphorus: Tim George, James Hutton Institute, UK;
5.Advances in understanding the environmental effects of phosphorus fertilization: Andrew Sharpley, University of Arkansas, USA;
6.Advances in ways of optimising phosphorus use efficiency in crop production: John Havlin, North Carolina State University, USA;

Part 3 Primary macronutrients: potassium
7.Advances in understanding the potassium cycle in crop production: Richard Bell, Murdoch University, Australia;
8.Advances in understanding crop processing of potassium: Philip White, James Hutton Institute, UK;
9.Advances in ways of optimising potassium use efficiency crop production: Kaushik Majumdar, IPNI, India;

Part 4 Secondary macronutrients and micronutrients
10.Secondary macronutrients: advances in understanding calcium cycling in soils, uptake/use by plants and ways of optimising calcium use efficiency in crop production: Milan Mesic, University of Zagreb, Croatia;
11.The effect of soil organic matter on plant mineral nutrition: Jose Maria Garcia-Mina, University of Navarre, Spain;
12.Micronutrients: advances in understanding iron cycling in soils, uptake/use by plants and ways of optimising iron use efficiency in crop production: YS. Shivay, Indian Agricultural Research Institute, India;
13.Micronutrients: advances in understanding zinc cycling in soils, uptake/use by plants and ways of optimising zinc use efficiency in crop production: Gokhan Hacisalihoglu, Florida A&M University, USA;
14.Micronutrients: advances in understanding boron cycling in soils, uptake/use by plants and ways of optimising boron use efficiency in crop production: Heiner Goldbach, HGo Tech, Germany;
15.Micronutrients: advances in understanding manganese cycling in soils, uptake/use by plants and ways of optimising manganese use efficiency in crop production: Soren Husted, University of Copenhagen, Denmark;
16.Micronutrients: advances in understanding molybdenum cycling in soils, uptake/use by plants and ways of optimising molybdenum use efficiency in crop production: A. M. Missaoui, Institute of Plant Breeding Genetics and Genomics - University of Georgia, USA;

Part 5 Optimising fertilizer use
17.Advances in assessing nutrient availability in soils: Kristian Holst Laursen, University of Copenhagen, Denmark;
18.Advances in integrated plant nutrition management: Bijay Singh, Punjab Agricultural University, India;
19.Developments in fertilizers: Bryan Hopkins, Brigham Young University, USA;
20.Bio-effectors/bio-stimulants to optimise crop nutrient uptake: Gunter Neumann, University of Hohenheim, Germany;
21.Advances in fertigation techniques to optimise crop nutrition: Asher Bar-Tal, ARO, Israel;
22.Advances in foliar fertilizers to optimise crop nutrition: Victoria Fernandez, Technical University of Madrid, Spain;
23.Optimising the use of treated wastes in crop nutrition: Ewald Schnug, Institute for Crop Soil and Science - JKI, Germany;