Iron Nutrition and Interactions in Plants

“Proceedings of the Fifth International Symposium on Iron Nutrition and Interactions in Plants”, 11–17 June 1989, Jerusalem, Israel, 1989

  • Y. Chen
  • Y. Hadar

Part of the Developments in Plant and Soil Sciences book series (DPSS, volume 43)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Chemistry of iron in soil and nutrient solutions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. U. Schwertmann
      Pages 3-27
    3. E. Bar-Ness, Y. Chen
      Pages 37-45
    4. E. Bar-Ness, Y. Chen
      Pages 47-52
    5. O. Ayalon, A. Nishri, Y. Avnimelech
      Pages 53-56
    6. J. Sánchez Andréu, J. Jordá, M. Juárez
      Pages 57-62
    7. J. J. Lucena, M. A. Jimenez De Aberasturi, A. Gárate
      Pages 63-67
  3. Physiological and genetic aspects of iron nutrition

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 81-81
    2. R. E. Macur, R. A. Olsen, W. P. Inskeep
      Pages 89-94
    3. D. Von Jolley, J. C. Brown, P. E. Nugent
      Pages 117-122
    4. E. Alcántara, M. D. De La Guardia
      Pages 123-126
  4. Phytosiderophores in iron nutrition

  5. Microbial-plant interaction in the rhizosphere and their role in iron nutrition

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 211-211
    2. D. E. Crowley, Y. C. Wang, C. P. P. Reid, P. J. Szaniszlo
      Pages 213-232
    3. R. E. Terry, K. U. Soerensen, D. Von Jolley, J. C. Brown
      Pages 265-270
    4. E. Bar-Ness, Y. Chen, Y. Hadar, H. Marschner, V. Römheld
      Pages 271-281
    5. J. S. Buyer, L. J. Sikora, M. G. Kratzke
      Pages 283-287
    6. C. Enard, T. Franza, C. Neema, P. R. Gill, M. Persmark, J. B. Neilands et al.
      Pages 303-311
  6. Correction of iron deficiency

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 313-313
    2. M. Shenker, Y. Chen, S. Gazit
      Pages 331-338
    3. M. Shenker, Y. Chen, S. Gazit
      Pages 339-344
    4. B. Kishinevsky, D. Sadan, D. Gurfel, Y. Friedman, Z. Bnei-Moshe, G. Meromi et al.
      Pages 351-355
    5. M. Guzmán, M. Urrestarazu, L. Romero
      Pages 357-361

About this book


Many agricultural crops worldwide, especially in semi-arid climates, suffer from iron deficiencies. Among plants sensitive to iron deficiency are apples, avocado, bananas, barley, beans, citrus, cotton, grapes, peanuts, pecans, potatoes, sorghum, soybeans, and numerous ornamental plants. Deficiencies are usually recognized by chlorotic, in new leaves and are typically found among sensitive crops grown in calcareous or yellowed, interveinal areas soils which cover over 30% of the earth's land surface. Iron deficiency may lead, in extreme cases, to complete crop failure. In intensive agriculture on calcareous soils, iron often becomes a major limiting nutrient for optimal crop production, thus, correction of iron deficiency is required. Various chemicals and practices are available. They are, however, costly and do not always result in a complete remedy of the deficiency. Crucial questions relative to the cost-benefit equation such as the recovery rate of plants and the long-term fertilizing effect have not yet been resolved. The complexity of iron nutrition problems requires an understanding of the chemistry of iron oxides in soils, of the chemistry of both natural and synthetic chelates, of rhizosphere microbiology and biochemistry, and of the physiological involvement of the plant in iron uptake and transport.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Y. Chen
    • 1
  • Y. Hadar
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Soil and Water Sciences, Faculty of AgricultureThe Hebrew University of JerusalemRehovotIsrael
  2. 2.Department of Plant Pathology and Microbiology, Faculty of AgricultureThe Hebrew Universtiy of JerusalemRehovotIsrael

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 1991
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-5455-3
  • Online ISBN 978-94-011-3294-7
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