Diagnosis of the Nitrogen Status in Crops

  • Gilles Lemaire

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-X
  2. On the Critical N Concentration in Agricultural Crops

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. G. Lemaire, F. Gastal
      Pages 3-43
  3. The Nitrogen Requirement of Major Agricultural Crops

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 57-57
    2. M. Duru, G. Lemaire, P. Cruz
      Pages 59-72
    3. E. Justes, M. H. Jeuffroy, B. Mary
      Pages 73-91
    4. D. Plénet, P. Cruz
      Pages 93-106
    5. B. Ney, T. Dore, M. Sagan
      Pages 107-117
    6. T. Duchenne, J. M. Machet, M. Martin
      Pages 119-130
    7. P. Cruz, J. F. Soussana
      Pages 131-144
  4. Management of N Nutrition

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 145-145
    2. J. M. Meynard, C. Aubry, E. Justes, M. Le Bail
      Pages 147-161
    3. E. Justes, J. M. Meynard, B. Mary, D. Plénet
      Pages 163-187
    4. G. Lemaire, D. Plénet, D. Grindlay
      Pages 189-199
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 237-239

About this book


This book provides a link between theoretical and applied aspects of plant nutrition and agriculture. It introduces new concepts in plant nutrition and shows how they can be applied in practice in order to assess the nitrogen status in crops and to improve nitrogen nutrition through optimized N fertilization management. Thus, economic benefits may be obtained from agriculture, while at the same time detrimental effects on the environment may be prevented. The the main agricultural crops such as grasses, wheat, barley, Durum wheat, maize, sorghum, grain legumes and potatoes are covered. The book is useful source for both agronomists and practitioners.


Pflanzen Stickstoffdüngung Stickstoffversorgung agriculture environment grain n fertilization nitrogen nutrition plant n nutrition

Editors and affiliations

  • Gilles Lemaire
    • 1
  1. 1.Station d’Ecophysiologie des Plantes FourragèresINRALusignanFrance

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1997
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-64506-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-60684-7
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