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Mineral Requirement and Growth in Plants

Utpal Banerjee (Author)
Synopsis Essential elements required by plants to grow are derived by them from atmosphere and soil. While atmosphere provides carbon, hydrogen, oxygen and to some extent nitrogen, the rest of the numerous elements-nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium, calcium, magnesium, sulphur, manganese, boron, chlorine, iron, molybdenum, copper and zinc-are derived from the soil. The deficiency of any of these elements may lead to diseases and retarded growth thereby affecting agricultural production. Understanding as to which element is needed for what purpose, in what quantity, when and consequences of deficiency is of utmost importance for grower to enable him to get good and disease free yield of crops. Presenting various constituents of soil that affect chemical contents of the soil along with basic related aspects the book “Mineral Requirement and Growth in Plants” describes essential elements for plant nutrition and growth and their importance for plants, why pants need them, how the deficiency of these can be identified and what are the remedial measures. The book “Mineral Requirement and Growth in Plants” covering many plants of commercial importance-citrus, coffee, cotton, eucalyptus, pineapple and sugarcane-elaborately elucidates on deficiency symptoms and remedies along with expert views of many renowned authorities. It is a complete guide on mineral nutrition required by plants. Readership: Students and teachers of higher studies in agriculture. Agriculturists and farmers will be immensely benefited by going through and understanding the process of nutrition in plants.
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About the author

Utpal Banerjee

Utpal Banerjee is fairly known in India and abroad as a distinguished Horticulturist. He is a Master degree holder in Horticulture and a Ph.D. from the Columbia University. A keen scholar and researcher, Dr. Banerjee has made a significant contribution to the academic world with his spirit of adventure, curiosity and search for new methods of flower production. He is a prolific writer, and has a number of books to his credit. He has contributed many research papers to reputed journals and has presented them in various seminars and conferences. He is member of over 7 national and international professional bodies.

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Title Mineral Requirement and Growth in Plants
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2006
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 817594174X
length vii+238p., Tables; Index; 23cm.