The Role of Manganese in Resistance to Plant Diseases
Plant nutrition, although frequently unrecognized, has always been an important component of disease control. The effects on disease of crop rotation, crop sequence, liming for pH adjustment, irrigation, and organic amendments such as manure are frequently through nutritional interactions as much as other factors. These practices supply nutrients directly, or render them more or less readily available for plant uptake through altered solubility or modified microbial activity. The effect of microbial activity and environment also may obscure the role of a specific element. The generally adequate availability of most nutrients for plant growth has induced an apathetic attitude toward the vital role of minerals in disease resistance. This is especially true for Mn which, although recognized as an essential element, has received most attention because of its potential toxicity.
- The Role of Manganese in Resistance to Plant Diseases
- Book Title
- Manganese in Soils and Plants
- Book Subtitle
- Proceedings of the International Symposium on ‘Manganese in Soils and Plants’ held at the Waite Agricultural Research Institute, The University of Adelaide, Glen Osmond, South Australia, August 22–26, 1988 as an Australian Bicentennial Event
- pp 155-173
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- Developments in Plant and Soil Sciences
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- Springer Netherlands
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- Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
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- 1. Department of Agronomy, Waite Agricultural Research Institute, University of Adelaide
- 2. Northfield Laboratories, South Australian Department of Agriculture
- 3. School of Agriculture, La Trobe University
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