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Mineral nutrients and the soil environment

  • D. W. Jeffrey
Part of the The Grass Crop book series (WOCS)


This chapter is written from a broadly ecological viewpoint, with the aim of providing a concise guide that will enable a structured approach to thinking about grass and soil as a source of mineral nutrients. Disciplinary boundaries have led to an unfortunate fragmentation of the literature and research, and it is now appropriate to integrate across the fields of plant nutrition, community and ecosystem ecology, microbiology and soil science.


Nitrogen Fixation Perennial Grass Soil Environment Mineral Nutrient Inositol Phosphate 
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