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Research Project: Strategies to Predict and Mitigate the Impacts of Climate Variability on Soil, Plant, Animal, and Environmental Interactions

Location: Plant Science Research

Title: Macronutrients in soils and plants, and their impacts on animal and human health

Author
item Franzluebbers, Alan
item Sharpley, Andrew - University Of Arkansas

Submitted to: Book Chapter
Publication Type: Book / Chapter
Publication Acceptance Date: 10/20/2017
Publication Date: 12/5/2017
Citation: Franzluebbers, A.J., Sharpley, A. 2017. Macronutrients in soils and plants, and their impacts on animal and human health. In: Singh, B.R., McLaughlin, M.J., Brevik, E. (eds) The Nexus of Soils, Plants, Animals and Human Health. Catena-Schweizerbart, Stuttgart, Germany Book Chapter. pp. 58-63.

Interpretive Summary: Soil supplies an abundance of macronutrients necessary for plants to grow and thrive under a variety of environmental conditions around the world. The capability of soil to store and release these nutrients supports our existence. Scientists from USDA-ARS in Raleigh NC and at the University of Arkansas reviewed the state of science of how soil interacts with plant and human health through the delivery of macronutrients to plants. Macronutrients are the most abundant nutrients taken up by plants, including carbon, hydrogen, oxygen, nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium, calcium, magnesium, and sulfur. This chapter is one of several describing the critical role of soils in serving ecosystems and human society.

Technical Abstract: Soil supplies an abundance of macronutrients necessary for plants to grow and thrive under a variety of environmental conditions around the world. The capability of soil to store and release these nutrients supports our existence. Scientists from USDA-ARS in Raleigh NC and at the University of Arkansas reviewed the state of science of how soil interacts with plant and human health through the delivery of macronutrients to plants. Macronutrients are the most abundant nutrients taken up by plants, including carbon, hydrogen, oxygen, nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium, calcium, magnesium, and sulfur. This chapter is one of several describing the critical role of soils in serving ecosystems and human society.