Developments in Plant and Soil Sciences

Boron in Soils and Plants

Proceedings of the International Symposium on Boron in Soils and Plants held at Chiang Mai, Thailand, 7–11 September, 1997

Editors: Bell, R.W., Rerkasem, Benjavan (Eds.)

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The economic significance of boron (B) in agriculture, horticulture, and forestry has been beyond dispute for several decades. Even in the last two decades, the areas where B deficiency limits plant production has grown with increased reports from China, south Asia and southeast Asia. The present volume is reflective of the growing awareness of the significance of low soil B with reports from Australia, Bangladesh, Brazil, north, central and southern China, India, Nepal, and the North West Frontier Province of Pakistan contained herein. Boron deficiency also continues to be a problem for crop yield and quality in areas where B deficiency has been known for some time, for example in Germany and the USA. The problem of low soil B is not limited to effects on field crop yield, with papers reporting on depressed wood yield and quality in timber trees (Lambert et al. ), and depressed fruit quality (Dong et al. ; Smith et al. : Zude et al. ) also appearing in the present volume. Globally, Shorrocks (1997)1 estimates that ?? tonnes of B fertiliser is applied annually in agriculture. The economic benefits from the use of B fertiliser have not been quantified but are clearly enormous. Paradoxically, the clear economic imperatives for using B fertiliser on low B soils are not matched by a similar clarity of understanding of the role and functions of B in plants.

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`Considering its multi-author nature, this book is well laid out and illustrated. It will certainly be attractive to those interested in this fascinating element.'
Plant Growth Regulation, 26:1 (1998)

Table of contents (50 chapters)

  • The problem of boron deficiency in crop production in Bangladesh

    Ahmed, Sultana (et al.)

    Pages 1-5

  • Effects of boron, potassium, sulfur, magnesium application on rapeseed and mulberry yield and quality

    Chen, F. (et al.)

    Pages 7-9

  • A foliar boron nutrition and insecticide program for soybean

    Gascho, Gary J. (et al.)

    Pages 11-15

  • Soil Boron Content and the Effects of Boron Application on Yields of Maize, Soybean, Rice and Sugarbeet in Heilongjiang Province, P R China

    Li, Yiying (et al.)

    Pages 17-21

  • Sunflower response to boron as affected by liming

    Souza, E. C. A. (et al.)

    Pages 23-27

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Boron in Soils and Plants
Book Subtitle
Proceedings of the International Symposium on Boron in Soils and Plants held at Chiang Mai, Thailand, 7–11 September, 1997
Editors
  • R.W. Bell
  • Benjavan Rerkasem
Series Title
Developments in Plant and Soil Sciences
Series Volume
76
Copyright
1997
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-011-5564-9
DOI
10.1007/978-94-011-5564-9
Softcover ISBN
978-94-010-6344-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 270
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