Silicon in Agriculture

From Theory to Practice

  • Yongchao Liang
  • Miroslav Nikolic
  • Richard Bélanger
  • Haijun Gong
  • Alin Song

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Yongchao Liang, Miroslav Nikolic, Richard Bélanger, Haijun Gong, Alin Song
    Pages 1-18
  3. Yongchao Liang, Miroslav Nikolic, Richard Bélanger, Haijun Gong, Alin Song
    Pages 19-44
  4. Yongchao Liang, Miroslav Nikolic, Richard Bélanger, Haijun Gong, Alin Song
    Pages 45-68
  5. Yongchao Liang, Miroslav Nikolic, Richard Bélanger, Haijun Gong, Alin Song
    Pages 69-82
  6. Yongchao Liang, Miroslav Nikolic, Richard Bélanger, Haijun Gong, Alin Song
    Pages 83-122
  7. Yongchao Liang, Miroslav Nikolic, Richard Bélanger, Haijun Gong, Alin Song
    Pages 123-142
  8. Yongchao Liang, Miroslav Nikolic, Richard Bélanger, Haijun Gong, Alin Song
    Pages 143-159
  9. Yongchao Liang, Miroslav Nikolic, Richard Bélanger, Haijun Gong, Alin Song
    Pages 161-179
  10. Yongchao Liang, Miroslav Nikolic, Richard Bélanger, Haijun Gong, Alin Song
    Pages 181-196
  11. Yongchao Liang, Miroslav Nikolic, Richard Bélanger, Haijun Gong, Alin Song
    Pages 197-207
  12. Yongchao Liang, Miroslav Nikolic, Richard Bélanger, Haijun Gong, Alin Song
    Pages 209-223
  13. Yongchao Liang, Miroslav Nikolic, Richard Bélanger, Haijun Gong, Alin Song
    Pages 225-232
  14. Yongchao Liang, Miroslav Nikolic, Richard Bélanger, Haijun Gong, Alin Song
    Pages 233-235

About this book

Introduction

This book mainly presents the current state of knowledge on the use of Silicon (Si) in agriculture, including plants, soils and fertilizers. At the same time, it discusses the future interdisciplinary research that will be needed to further our knowledge and potential applications of Si in agriculture and in the environmental sciences in general. As the second most abundant element both on the surface of the Earth’s crust and in soils, Si is an agronomically essential or quasi-essential element for improving the yield and quality of crops. Addressing the use of Si in agriculture in both theory and practice, the book is primarily intended for graduate students and researchers in various fields of the agricultural, biological, and environmental sciences, as well as for agronomic and fertilizer industry experts and advisors.

Dr. Yongchao Liang is a full professor at the College of Environmental and Resource Sciences of the Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China.

Dr. Miroslav Nikolic is a research professor at the Institute for Multidisciplinary Research of the University of Belgrade, Serbia.

Dr. Richard Bélanger is a full professor at the Department of Plant Pathology of the Laval University, Canada and holder of a Canada Research Chair in plant protection.

Dr. Haijun Gong is a full professor at College of Horticulture, Northwest A&F University, China.

Dr. Alin Song is an associate professor at Institute of Agricultural Resources and Regional Planning, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Beijing, China.

 

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Keywords

Abiotic Stress Biotic Stress Silicon Silicon uptake and accumulation Slicon nutrient management

Authors and affiliations

  • Yongchao Liang
    • 1
  • Miroslav Nikolic
    • 2
  • Richard Bélanger
    • 3
  • Haijun Gong
    • 4
  • Alin Song
    • 5
  1. 1.Zhejiang UniversityHangzhouChina
  2. 2.University of BelgradeBelgradeSerbia
  3. 3.Laval UniversityQuébecCanada
  4. 4.Northwest A&F UniversityYanglingChina
  5. 5.Chinese Academy of Agricultural SciencesBeijingChina

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-017-9978-2
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-94-017-9977-5
  • Online ISBN 978-94-017-9978-2
  • About this book