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Developments in Plant and Soil Sciences

Plant Nutrition

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

Editors: Horst, W.J., Schenk, M.K., Bürkert, A., Claassen, N., Flessa, H., Frommer, W.B., Goldbach, H., Olfs, H.-W., Römheld, V., Sattelmacher, B., Schmidhalter, U., Schubert, S., von Wirén, N., Wittenmayer, L. (Eds.)

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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.

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`In summary, the book is a valuable reference book on the present state-of-the-art in plant nutrition research and related fields. It is of interest to scientists working in the fields of plant nutrition, soil science and agricultural productivity.'
Journal of Plant Physiology, 159 (2002)

Table of contents (523 chapters)

Table of contents (523 chapters)
  • Plant nutrition: Its role in sustainability of simple and complex agro-ecosystems

    Pages 2-3

    Noordwijk, M.

  • Plant nutrition research: Priorities to meet human needs for food in sustainable ways

    Pages 4-7

    Cakmak, I.

  • Molecular mechanisms of potassium and sodium transport in plants

    Pages 10-11

    Schroeder, J. (et al.)

  • Molecular biology of inducible high-affinity nitrate transport in higher plants

    Pages 12-13

    Leggewie, G. (et al.)

  • Genetic engineering of transgenic rice with barley strategy-II genes

    Pages 14-15

    Mori, S. (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Plant Nutrition
Book Subtitle
Food security and sustainability of agro-ecosystems through basic and applied research
Editors
  • Walter J. Horst
  • M.K. Schenk
  • A. Bürkert
  • N. Claassen
  • H. Flessa
  • W.B. Frommer
  • Heiner Goldbach
  • Hans-Werner Olfs
  • V. Römheld
  • B. Sattelmacher
  • U. Schmidhalter
  • S. Schubert
  • N. von Wirén
  • L. Wittenmayer
Series Title
Developments in Plant and Soil Sciences
Series Volume
92
Copyright
2001
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-0-306-47624-2
DOI
10.1007/0-306-47624-X
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-7923-7105-2
Softcover ISBN
978-94-017-4298-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXXVIII, 1043
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