Submitted to: CRC Press
Publication Type: Book / Chapter
Publication Acceptance Date: 10/3/2010
Publication Date: 10/19/2010
Citation: Fageria, N.K., Baligar, V.C., Jones, C.A. 2010. Growth and mineral nutrition of field crops 3rd Edition. Boco Raton, FL: CRC Press. 586 pages. Interpretive Summary:
Technical Abstract: Green revolution technology of last century led to increased production. The green revolution, however, did not link farming system sustainability to food system sustainability as a whole. In recent years the rate of food-grain production has been lower than the rate of population growth. This will require adapting technologies and policies that are both more productive and are have less environmental impact than those now in use Knowledge of crop growth, development, and nutritional requirements and the judicious use of agricultural inputs, including chemical fertilizers and water, will be very important. This book covers all aspects of crop growth and mineral nutrition that contribute to sustainable, high-yield agriculture. The 19 chapters of this book bring together international scientific knowledge of crop production, agriculture’s impacts on the environment, with emphasis on the soil’s ability to sustain high crop yields and healthy human populations. The third edition of this book is meant to fill the same need that prompted writing the first and second editions. This book can be used by different disciplines of agricultural and environmental sciences, such as plant nutrition, plant physiology, plant biochemistry, plant ecology, soil science, agronomy, horticulture, range management and environmental sciences.