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Nutrient Elements in Grassland: Soil-Plant-Animal Relationships

Edited By: DC Whitehead

369 pages, Figs, tabs

CABI Publishing

Hardback | Dec 2000 | #112857 | ISBN: 0851994377
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Deals with the concentrations and transformations of nutrient elements in soils, grassland plants, and ruminant animals, particularly sheep and cattle. For each element the following data is given: forms occurring in soil, factors that affect availability and concentration, uptake and distribution in grassland plants, role in animal nutrition, amounts and forms excreted bygrazing animals, and concentrations needed by ruminant animals.


Amounts, sources and availability of nutrient elements in soils; uptake and concentrations of nutrient elements in grassland herbage; nutrient elements in ruminant livestock; nitrogen; phosphorus; sulphur; potassium, sodium, calcium and magnesium; iron, manganese, zinc, copper and cobalt; chlorine and iodine; boron, molybdenum and selenium.

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