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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Title: Nickel: Impact on horticultural characteristics

Authors
item Wood, Bruce
item Reilly, Charles

Submitted to: Pecan South
Publication Type: Trade Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: August 21, 2007
Publication Date: September 1, 2007
Citation: Wood, B.W., Reilly, C.C. 2007. Nickel: Impact on horticultural characteristics. Pecan South. 10(7):24-33.

Interpretive Summary: Knowledge by practitioners regarding the potential impact of nickel nutritional physiology on pecan orchard profitability 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 key horticultural traits that influence tree and orchard yields and profitability. This information assists in recognition and correction of subtle forms of nickel deficiency in orchards, thus, helping to maximize profitability.

Technical Abstract: Knowledge by practitioners regarding the potential impact of nickel nutritional physiology on pecan orchard profitability 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 key horticultural traits that influence tree and orchard yields and profitability. This information assists in recognition and correction of subtle forms of nickel deficiency in orchards, thus, helping to maximize profitability.

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