Soil Fertility and Plant Nutrition

J. M. McGrath, J. Spargo, C. J. Penn

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Soil fertility and plant nutrition is an applied science that integrates knowledge across all disciplines of soil and plant sciences to effectively and efficiently provide nutrients to plants. Efficient use of nutrients is required not only to maximize agricultural production but also to protect air, soil, and water quality as well as the natural resources involved in providing fertilizers to support agricultural production. This article provides an overview of the essential nutrients, their role in plant growth, behavior in soil, and management in crop production systems.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationPlant Health
Number of pages19
ISBN (Print)9780080931395
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Environmental Science(all)


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