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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Title: Nickel: Impact on leaf morphology and growth

Authors
item Wood, Bruce
item Reilly, Charles

Submitted to: Pecan South
Publication Type: Trade Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: August 15, 2007
Publication Date: August 25, 2007
Citation: Wood, B.W., Reilly, C.C. 2007. Nickel: Impact on leaf morphology and growth. Pecan South. 40(5):13-16.

Interpretive Summary: The nutritional physiology of essential micronutrients in pecan, especially that of nickel, is a limiting factor in optimization of physiological efficiency of orchard enterprises. Knowledge by farmers and extension specialists about the role of nickel, a newly recognized micronutrient, is meager. This review summarizes situations where nickel influences mouse-ear and orchard replant maladies affecting many orchards. This information assists in recognition and correction of nickel deficiency in orchards, thus, helping to maximize profitability.

Technical Abstract: The nutritional physiology of essential micronutrients in pecan, especially that of nickel, is a limiting factor in optimization of physiological efficiency of orchard enterprises. Knowledge by farmers and extension specialists about the role of nickel, a newly recognized micronutrient, is meager. This review summarizes situations where nickel influences mouse-ear and orchard replant maladies affecting many orchards. This information assists in recognition and correction of nickel deficiency in orchards, thus, helping to maximize profitability.

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