Plant Nutrition

Food security and sustainability of agro-ecosystems through basic and applied research

  • W. J. Horst
  • M. K. Schenk
  • A. Bürkert
  • N. Claassen
  • H. Flessa
  • W. B. Frommer
  • H. Goldbach
  • H. -W. Olfs
  • V. Römheld
  • B. Sattelmacher
  • U. Schmidhalter
  • S. Schubert
  • N. v. Wirén
  • L. Wittenmayer

Part of the Developments in Plant and Soil Sciences book series (DPSS, volume 92)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXXVIII
  2. Plenary papers

  3. Genetics and molecular biology of plant nutrition

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 9-9
    2. J. Schroeder, P. Buschmann, B. Eckelman, E. Kim, M. Sussman, N. Uozumi et al.
      Pages 10-11
    3. G. Leggewie, B. G. Forde, K. Piepenburg, M. Udvardi
      Pages 12-13
    4. S. Mori, H. Nakanishi, M. Takahashi, K. Higuchi, N.-K. Nishizawa
      Pages 14-15
    5. T. Fujiwara, J. Takano, M. Yasumori, M. Kobayashi, Z. Gajdos, K. Noguchi et al.
      Pages 16-17
    6. C. Rausch, P. Daram, S. Brunner, N. Amrhein, M. Bucher
      Pages 18-19
    7. S. Wilken, P. Walch-Liu, W. Jost, Borel I., W. B. Frommer, N. von Wirén
      Pages 24-25
    8. F. U. Hoeren, A. E. Richardson, P. Hocking, E. Delhaize
      Pages 30-31
    9. T. Fukuda, M. Osaki, T. Shinano, J. Wasaki
      Pages 34-35
    10. M. Awazuhara, H. Takahashi, A. Watanabe-Takahashi, H. Hayashi, T. Fujiwara, K. Saito
      Pages 38-39

About this book

Introduction

The world’s population is expected to reach 8 billion by 2025 and most of this growth in population will occur in developing countries. To feed the world with such a marked increase in population, a great improvement in food production must be achieved particularly in these countries. To meet this challenge, present agricultural productivity must be increased on the cultivated land. However, in many developing countries, particularly in Africa, reduced soil fertility caused by continuous cropping with low nutrient input and the resultant nutrient mining of soils is a major threat both to food production and to ecosystem viability. As a result of declining soil fertility, together with increasing population pressure, expansion of crop production to marginal lands and forested areas contribute to the destruction of natural ecosystems. Food production is not only a quantitative challenge. Improving the nutrient status of plants provides a further valuable means of enhancing food quality and is of extreme benefit to the health of both plants and humans. There are several excellent examples showing that plants with optimum nutrient status are better adapted to biotic and abiotic stress factors. Because of population pressures, many global food systems are not currently providing enough micronutrients to ensure adequate micronutrient intakes in the human diet. This has resulted in an increasing prevalence of micronutrient deficiencies that now afflicts over three billion people worldwide.

Keywords

Plant nutrition ecosystem ecosystems environment genetics nutrient uptake quality soil sustainability toxicity

Editors and affiliations

  • W. J. Horst
    • 1
  • M. K. Schenk
    • 1
  • A. Bürkert
    • 2
  • N. Claassen
    • 3
  • H. Flessa
    • 3
  • W. B. Frommer
    • 4
  • H. Goldbach
    • 5
  • H. -W. Olfs
    • 6
  • V. Römheld
    • 7
  • B. Sattelmacher
    • 8
  • U. Schmidhalter
    • 9
  • S. Schubert
    • 10
  • N. v. Wirén
    • 4
  • L. Wittenmayer
    • 11
  1. 1.University of HannoverHannoverGermany
  2. 2.University of KasselWitzenhausenGermany
  3. 3.University of GöttingenGöttingenGermany
  4. 4.University of TübingenTübingenGermany
  5. 5.University of BonnBonnGermany
  6. 6.Hydro AgriPflanzenernährung und UmweltforschungDülmenGermany
  7. 7.University of HohenheimStuttgartGermany
  8. 8.University of KielKielGermany
  9. 9.TU MünchenFreising-WeihenstephanGermany
  10. 10.University of GießenGießenGermany
  11. 11.University of Halle-WittenbergHalleGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/0-306-47624-X
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 2001
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-0-7923-7105-2
  • Online ISBN 978-0-306-47624-2
  • About this book