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Nutritional Disorders in Crop Plants

A. Subbiah (Author) J. Rajangam (Author) K. Balakrishnan (Author) M. Prakash (Author) P.P. Mahendran (Author)

The book entitled “Nutritional Disorders in Crop Plants” has been designed to cater the needs of the under graduate and post graduate students and scientists of both agriculture and horticulture. It will also serve as both guide and ready reckoner for the extension officials of both agriculture and horticulture in understanding the principles of crop nutrition as well as in diagnosing nutritional disorders. The book will be highly useful for policy makers and planners in understanding the field problems in crops particularly nutritional disorders.

This book contains 22 chapters. First 16 chapters are devoted mainly in explaining the basic concepts of plant nutrition. Four chapters are dealt with nutrient absorption and analysis. The chapter 21 is fully allotted to hunger signs of both field and horticultural crops and the last chapter 22 explains about the remedial measures. The nutrient deficiencies are very well explained and discussed.

Contents: Preface. I. Nutrient elements: 1. History of plant nutrition. 2. Basics of soil fertility. 3. Nitrogen. 4. Phosphorus. 5. Potassium. 6. Calcium. 7. Magnesium. 8. Sulphur. 9. Zinc. 10. Copper. 11. Iron. 12. Manganese. 13. Boron. 14. Molybdenum. 15. Chloride. 16. Nickel. II. Nutrient absorption and analysis: 17. Rooting pattern in crops. 18. Nutrient. Absorption and uptake. 19. Plant and leaf analysis. 20. Rapid tissue test. III. Diagnosis of nutritional disorders. 21. Nutrient deficiency symptoms of plants. IV. Remedial measure: 22. Application of nutrients. References. Appendices.

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About the authors

K. Balakrishnan

Professor Dr. K. Balakrishnan is presently working as Professor of Crop Physiology at Agricultural College and Research Institute, Madurai. He was the recipient of ICAR Senior Fellowship during 1983 and obtained Ph.D in Crop Physiology in 1987 from Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore. He has also obtained Post Graduate Diploma in Journalism in 1988. He has also worked in United Planter’s Association of South India, Nilgiris, Tamil Nadu. He has been teaching courses on Crop Physiology and Biochemistry to the Under Graduate and Post Graduate students in both Agriculture and Horticulture past 28 years. He served as Principle Investigator of Foliar diagnosis in Horticultural crops in plan scheme funded by Government of Tamil Nadu, Post Harvest Technology of Horticultural crops and Arid zone fruit crops funded by ICAR, AICRIP, New Delhi. He also worked as Assistant Plant Physiologist in ICAR-Tropical fruit crops, AICRIP, New Delhi. He was the member of All India ICAR Syllabus Committee on basic Agricultural Sciences during 2007-2008. He also served as a member of Board of studies, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University during 1997-2000. He has authored and co-authored 10 book chapters and 4 books and published 60 research papers in both National and International journals. He has been the question setter and external examiner for M.Sc.(Ag.) and Ph.D thesis in several Universities.

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M. Prakash

Professor Dr. M. Prakash born in 1966, obtained his B.Sc.(Ag.) and M.Sc.(Ag.) from Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore, India in 1988 and 1990 respectively. He did his Ph.D from Annamalai University. He was awarded with National Merit Scholarship, Government of India during 1981-1988 and ICAR Junior Fellowship during 1988-1990. He has been awarded with Crop Research Award, 2004 and also serves as member of Editorial Board/Committees in many journals. Professor Dr. M. Prakash’s major area of interest is abiotic stress tolerance. He is having around 20 years of teaching and research experience. He has guided 6 Ph.D. Scholars and 21 PG Scholars. He has published eight books and more than 80 research papers in referred journals. He organized 6 National Seminars. He has completed five research projects. Now he is serving as Professor, Department of Genetics and Plant Breeding, Annamalai University and also as the Programme Coordinator of UGC-SAP- DRS Phase I Programme of Department of Genetics and Plant Breeding.

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P.P. Mahendran

Dr. P.P. Mahendran. B.Sc. (Ag) 1988, M.Sc. (Ag) 1991, Ph.D. 2000; Senior Research fellow 1992-1995, Assistant Professor 1995, Associate professor 2005 onwards, Tamil Nadu Agricultural university, Coimbatore; Specialization: Soil Resource Inventory and problems Soils Management; experience: 15 years of Teaching and research, Published 45 research Articles: Awarded Young Scientist Fellowship by Tamil Nadu State Council for Science and Technology, Chennai in 2003.

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Title Nutritional Disorders in Crop Plants
Format Hardcover
Date published: 12.03.2018
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 9789386200495
length xviii+446p., Figs; Color Phto; Tables.