Achieving Sustainable Crop Nutrition

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Achieving Sustainable Crop Nutrition Editor: Prof Zed Rengel Format: Hardback First Published: Published By: Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing Limited Pages: 830 Illustrations and other contents: Color tables, photos and figures Language: English ISBN: 9781786763129 Categories: , ,

This collection reviews current research on understanding nutrient cycles, the ways crops process nutrients, the environmental effects of fertilizer use and how this understanding can be used to optimise nutrient use efficiency (NUE) and reduce fertiliser use. Chapters summarise research on the primary macronutrients: nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium. They also discuss secondary macronutrients and micronutrients including: calcium, magnesium, zinc, boron, manganese and molybdenum. The final two parts of the book review research on fertiliser application. Chapters cover topics such as assessing nutrient availability and advances in integrated plant nutrient management. Other chapters discuss enhanced efficiency fertilisers, the use of bio-effectors/bio-stimulants, fertigation techniques and organic amendments.

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Author Biography

Dr Zed Rengel is Professor of Soil Science and Plant Nutrition at the University of Western Australia. An internationally-renowned expert on plant nutrition, Professor Rengel is co Editor-in-Chief of Crop and Pasture Science, Editor of the Journal of Plant Nutrition, Associate Editor of the Journal of Plant Physiology, as well as being on the editorial board of several other journals. He has published 7 books and more than 400 articles, has held a number of Honorary and Visiting Professorships and been elected a Foreign Fellow of the Croatian Academy of Arts and Sciences. His h-index is 85 (Google Scholar) or 64 (Clarivate Analytics All Databases, Web of Science). John Angus graduated B. Agr. Sc. and PhD from the University of Melbourne. He worked as a Research Scientist at CSIRO Canberra from 1973 until 2010, with visiting scientist positions at the International Rice Research Institute and the Swedish University of Agricultural Science along the way. After retirement he remains an honorary fellow at CSIRO and is also an adjunct professor at Charles Sturt University in Wagga Wagga. He is a fellow of the Australian and American Societies of Agronomy and has served as President of the Agronomy Australia. He was the 2006 recipient of the Australian Medal of Agricultural Science and the 2019 recipient of the Colin Donald medal of Agronomy Australia . His scientific interests are the efficiency of water and nitrogen cycles and how crop and pasture sequences affect the productivity and sustainability of dryland farming systems. He runs a farm in Stockinbingal, with his wife, Patricia. The farm produces wheat, barley, canola and pulses on half the arable area, rotating with perennial pastures that produce fine merino wool and crossbred lambs on the other half. Ten percent of the farm area is remnant vegetation. Bryan G. Hopkins is a Professor at Brigham Young University and a Certified Professional Soil Scientist. He is the Coordinator for the Soil Science Society of America--North American Proficiency Testing Program. He has degrees from Ricks College, Brigham Young University, and Kansas State University in Agronomy & Horticulture with specialties in soil biophysical chemistry and plant nutrition. He has published dozens of peer reviewed manuscripts and book chapters and hundreds of research reports and given countless presentations. Dr Asher Bar-Tal is a Senior Researcher at the Institute of Soil, Water and Environmental Sciences, Agricultural Research Organization (ARO, the Volcani Center) of Israel. In 1987 he earned Ph.D. from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. In 1988 he was on postdoctoral position at the University of Delaware, Newark, DE USA with Prof. Donald L. Sparks and from 1989 he is a research scientist in ARO. In 1996-7 he spent Sabbatical leave at the University of Western Australia, Perth, WA, Australia with Dr. J.W. Bowden. In 2008-9 he spent Sabbatical leave at the Department of Land, Air and Water Resources, UCDavis, University of California, Davis, CA, USA with Prof. W. Horwath. From 2011 to 2013 he served as the Chairman of the Department of Soil Chemistry, Plant Nutrition and Microbiology, Institute of Soil, Water and Environmental Sciences, The Volcani Center, ARO. Dr Bar-Tal currently serves as the president of the Israeli Society of Soil Science. His research interests focus on soil chemistry, plant nutrition and fertilization of crops. The general topic of Dr Bar-Tal research is soil chemistry and plant nutrition, the specific subjects are: - Fertigation methods in soil and soilless culture to optimize yields and quality and minimize pollution. - Irrigation with secondary effluent, its effect on nutrient uptake and on nutrient and salt leaching bellow the root zone. - Application of sludge and organic waste materials to agricultural fields, using models to predict the fate of the organic material born N. - Greenhouse gases emission from soil in agricultural systems. John Angus graduated B. Agr. Sc. and PhD from the University of Melbourne. He worked as a Research Scientist at CSIRO Canberra from 1973 until 2010, with visiting scientist positions at the International Rice Research Institute and the Swedish University of Agricultural Science along the way. After retirement he remains an honorary fellow at CSIRO and is also an adjunct professor at Charles Sturt University in Wagga Wagga. He is a fellow of the Australian and American Societies of Agronomy and has served as President of the Agronomy Australia. He was the 2006 recipient of the Australian Medal of Agricultural Science and the 2019 recipient of the Colin Donald medal of Agronomy Australia . His scientific interests are the efficiency of water and nitrogen cycles and how crop and pasture sequences affect the productivity and sustainability of dryland farming systems. He runs a farm in Stockinbingal, with his wife, Patricia. The farm produces wheat, barley, canola and pulses on half the arable area, rotating with perennial pastures that produce fine merino wool and crossbred lambs on the other half. Ten percent of the farm area is remnant vegetation. Bryan G. Hopkins is a Professor at Brigham Young University and a Certified Professional Soil Scientist. He is the Coordinator for the Soil Science Society of America--North American Proficiency Testing Program. He has degrees from Ricks College, Brigham Young University, and Kansas State University in Agronomy & Horticulture with specialties in soil biophysical chemistry and plant nutrition. He has published dozens of peer reviewed manuscripts and book chapters and hundreds of research reports and given countless presentations. Dr Asher Bar-Tal is a Senior Researcher at the Institute of Soil, Water and Environmental Sciences, Agricultural Research Organization (ARO, the Volcani Center) of Israel. In 1987 he earned Ph.D. from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. In 1988 he was on postdoctoral position at the University of Delaware, Newark, DE USA with Prof. Donald L. Sparks and from 1989 he is a research scientist in ARO. In 1996-7 he spent Sabbatical leave at the University of Western Australia, Perth, WA, Australia with Dr. J.W. Bowden. In 2008-9 he spent Sabbatical leave at the Department of Land, Air and Water Resources, UCDavis, University of California, Davis, CA, USA with Prof. W. Horwath. From 2011 to 2013 he served as the Chairman of the Department of Soil Chemistry, Plant Nutrition and Microbiology, Institute of Soil, Water and Environmental Sciences, The Volcani Center, ARO. Dr Bar-Tal currently serves as the president of the Israeli Society of Soil Science. His research interests focus on soil chemistry, plant nutrition and fertilization of crops. The general topic of Dr Bar-Tal research is soil chemistry and plant nutrition, the specific subjects are: - Fertigation methods in soil and soilless culture to optimize yields and quality and minimize pollution. - Irrigation with secondary effluent, its effect on nutrient uptake and on nutrient and salt leaching bellow the root zone. - Application of sludge and organic waste materials to agricultural fields, using models to predict the fate of the organic material born N. - Greenhouse gases emission from soil in agricultural systems.