Plant Nutrition — Physiology and Applications

Proceedings of the Eleventh International Plant Nutrition Colloquium, 30 July–4 August 1989, Wageningen, The Netherlands

  • M. L. van Beusichem

Part of the Developments in Plant and Soil Sciences book series (DPSS, volume 41)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Uptake, assimilation, and distribution of macronutrients: Mechanisms and concepts

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. E. Hoffland, H. S. Bloemhof, P. A. Leffelaar, G. R. Findenegg, J. A. Nelemans
      Pages 9-15
    3. A. H. J. Freijsen, A. J. de Zwart, H. Otten
      Pages 81-85
    4. G. R. Findenegg, W. Plaisier, M. A. Posthumus, W. Ch. Melger
      Pages 111-115

About this book

Introduction

Exactly 35 years after the first Colloquium was held, the Eleventh International Plant Nutrition Colloquium took place from 30 July to 4 August 1989 in Wageningen, The Netherlands. Although impressive progress has been made during the past decades in our understanding of the mechanisms of uptake, distribution and assimilation of nutrients in relation to crop yield and quality, there are still significant gaps in our insight into many fundamental aspects of plant mineral nutrition and related metabolic processes. In spite of improved knowledge of nutrient requirements of crops and improved fertilizer application strategies, the world population remains to be burdened with an enormous shortage of plant products for food, timber, fuel, shelter, and other purposes. The main challenge facing the plant nutrition research community is to at least alleviate the increasing world-wide need for applying scientific knowledge to practical problems in agriculture, horticulture, and forestry. It is therefore felt by many scientists that the Plant Nutrition Colloquia, which are intended to bring together scientists and to integrate knowledge and approaches acquired in plant physiology, biochemis­ try, soil science, agronomy and related disciplines, have indeed made a significant contribution to the advancement of our knowledge and understanding in this vital and interdisciplinary field of agrobiology. About 260 scientists from 40 nations attended the Colloquium in Wageningen.

Keywords

Absorption Ammonium Assimilat Cadmium Glas Glycin Phloem Plant nutrition Tree Vine nitrogen plant roots reductase soil water stress

Editors and affiliations

  • M. L. van Beusichem
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Soil Science and Plant NutritionWageningen Agricultural UniversityWageningenThe Netherlands

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-009-0585-6
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1990
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-6751-5
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-0585-6
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