Nutrient Cycling in Agroecosystems

, Volume 55, Issue 1, pp 1–6

Nitrogen uptake and chlorophyll meter measurements in Spring Wheat


DOI: 10.1023/A:1009843813004

Cite this article as:
Vidal, I., Longeri, L. & Hétier, J.M. Nutrient Cycling in Agroecosystems (1999) 55: 1. doi:10.1023/A:1009843813004


A Spring Wheat crop was grown using three irrigation levels and nitrogen rate applications to evaluate chlorophyll meter measurements as a possible nitrogen nutrition index for modelling. These measurements yielded the most reliable indications at Zadoks GS45. The lower limit indicating severe nitrogen deficiency in the leaves was approximately 35 SPAD units while the upper limit of 45 SPAD units, indicated an excess consumption.

chlorophyll meter irrigation LAI nitrogen Spring Wheat 

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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1999

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Facultad de Agronomía, Dpto. de Suelos, ChillánUniversidad de ConcepciónChile
  2. 2.Cirad AMISMontpellier Cedex 1France

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