Mineral Nutrition of Rice

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CRC Press, Aug 22, 2013 - Science - 586 pages
The third most important cereal crop after wheat and corn, rice is a staple food for more than half of the world's population. This includes regions of high population density and rapid growth, indicating that rice will continue to be a major food crop in the next century. Mineral Nutrition of Rice brings together a wealth of information on the eco
 

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Contents

Chapter 1 Ecophysiology of Rice
1
Chapter 2 Nitrogen
105
Chapter 3 Phosphorus
191
Chapter 4 Potassium
239
Chapter 5 Calcium and Magnesium
277
Chapter 6 Sulfur
313
Chapter 7 Zinc
351
Chapter 8 Copper
387
Chapter 10 Iron
429
Chapter 11 Boron
467
Chapter 12 Molybdenum
485
Chapter 13 Chlorine
499
Chapter 14 Nickel
511
Chapter 15 Silicon
521
Back Cover
557
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Chapter 9 Manganese
409

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Dr. Nand Kumar Fageria, doctor of science in agronomy, has been the senior research soil scientist at the National Rice and Bean Research Center, Empresa Brasileira de Pesquisa Agropecuaria (EMBRAPA), since 1975. He is a nationally and internationally recognized expert in the area of mineral nutrition for crop plants and has been a research fellow and ad hoc consultant to the Brazilian Scientific and Technological Research Council (CNPq) since 1989. Dr. Fageria is the author or coauthor of 12 books and more than 320 scientific journal articles, book chapters, review articles, and technical bulletins. He has written several review articles for Advances in Agronomy and has been an invited speaker to several national and international congresses, symposiums, and workshops. He is a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Plant Nutrition and the Brazilian Journal of Plant Physiology. Since 1990, he has also served as a member of an international steering committee of symposiums on plant-soil interactions at low pH. He is an active member of the American Society of Agronomy and the Soil Science Society of America.

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