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Nutrient Deficiencies of Field Crops: Guide to Diagnosis and Management

Handbook / Manual

By: Prakash Kumar (Author), Manoj Kumar Sharma (Author)

400 pages, 600 colour photos

CABI Publishing

Hardback | Nov 2013 | #214755 | ISBN-13: 9781780642789
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NHBS Price: £125.00 $159/€148 approx

About this book

Nutrient imbalance in soils is an emerging threat to sustainable agriculture: intensive cultivation, use of poor quality groundwater, depletion of soil organic matter and excessive use of fertilizers are major reasons for poor soil fertility worldwide. This necessitates correct diagnosis of plant nutrient deficiencies to avoid further use of pesticides in cases where pests or pathogens that are not in fact the cause of poor crop health. Richly illustrated with 600 colour photographs, Nutrient Deficiencies of Field Crops is a visual field identification guide for symptoms of most common nutrient deficiencies in field crops, covering all their stages of occurrence. Detailed descriptions and suggested for management practices are given with each entry.


Contents

Foreword
Preface

Chapter 1 - Introduction to Plant Nutrition

Chapter 2 - How to Identify Plant Nutrient deficiencies in Field Conditions

PART I - Nutrient Deficiencies in Cereal Crops
Maize (Zea mays Linn.)
Nitrogen deficiency
Phosphorus deficiency
Potassium deficiency
Calcium deficiency
Magnesium deficiency
Sulphur deficiency
Iron deficiency
Zinc deficiency
Manganese deficiency
Boron deficiency

Rice (Oryza sativa Linn.)
Nitrogen deficiency
Phosphorus deficiency
Potassium deficiency
Sulphur deficiency
Iron deficiency
Zinc deficiency
Boron deficiency

Sorghum (Sorghum vulgare Pers.)
Nitrogen deficiency
Phosphorus deficiency
Potassium deficiency
Calcium deficiency
Sulphur deficiency
Iron deficiency
Zinc deficiency
Manganese deficiency

Pearl millet (Pennisetum typhoides Burm.f)
Nitrogen deficiency
Phosphorus deficiency
Potassium deficiency
Calcium deficiency
Sulphur deficiency
Iron deficiency
Zinc deficiency
Manganese deficiency

Wheat (Triticum aestivum Linn.)
Nitrogen deficiency
Phosphorus deficiency
Potassium deficiency
Sulphur deficiency
Iron deficiency
Zinc deficiency
Copper deficiency

Barley (Hordeum vulgare Linn.)
Nitrogen deficiency
Phosphorus deficiency
Potassium deficiency
Sulphur deficiency
Iron deficiency
Zinc deficiency

PART II - Nutrient Deficiencies in Pulse Crop
Pigeonpea (Cajanus cajan Linn.)
Nitrogen deficiency
Phosphorus deficiency
Potassium deficiency
Magnesium deficiency
Sulphur deficiency
Iron deficiency
Manganese deficiency
Zinc deficiency
Copper deficiency

Greengram (Vigna radiata Linn.)
Nitrogen deficiency
Phosphorus deficiency
Potassium deficiency
Sulphur deficiency
Iron deficiency
Zinc deficiency

Blackgram (Phaseolus mungo var. Radiatus Linn.)
Nitrogen deficiency
Phosphorus deficiency
Potassium deficiency
Sulphur deficiency
Iron deficiency
Zinc deficiency

Cowpea (Vigna sinensis Linn.)
Nitrogen deficiency
Magnesium deficiency
Sulphur deficiency
Iron deficiency

Cluster bean (Cyamopsis tetragonoloba (L.) Taub)
Nitrogen deficiency
Potassium deficiency
Magnesium deficiency
Sulphur deficiency
Iron deficiency
Zinc deficiency

Chickpea (Cicer arietinum Linn.)
Nitrogen deficiency
Phosphorus deficiency
Potassium deficiency
Sulphur deficiency
Iron deficiency
Zinc deficiency

Kidneybean (Phaseolus vulgaris Linn.)
Nitrogen deficiency
Magnesium deficiency
Sulphur deficiency
Iron deficiency
Zinc deficiency

Lentil (Lense ulinaris Medik.)
Nitrogen deficiency
Phosphorus deficiency
Potassium deficiency
Iron deficiency

Pea (Pisum sativum var. arvense Linn.)
Nitrogen deficiency
Potassium deficiency
Magnesium deficiency
Sulphur deficiency
Iron deficiency

PART III - Nutrient Deficiencies in Oilseed Crops
Castor (Ricinus communis Linn.)
Nitrogen deficiency
Phosphorus deficiency
Potassium deficiency
Magnesium deficiency
Sulphur deficiency
Iron deficiency
Zinc deficiency
Manganese deficiency

Sesame (Sesamum indicum Linn.)
Nitrogen deficiency
Phosphorus deficiency
Potassium deficiency
Sulphur deficiency
Iron deficiency

Safflower (Carthamus tinctorius Linn.)
Nitrogen deficiency
Potassium deficiency
Sulphur deficiency
Iron deficiency

Sunflower (Helianthus annuus Linn.)
Nitrogen deficiency
Potassium deficiency
Calcium deficiency
Magnesium deficiency
Sulphur deficiency
Iron deficiency
Boron deficiency

Groundnut (Arachis hypogaea Linn.)
Nitrogen deficiency
Potassium deficiency
Magnesium deficiency
Sulphur deficiency
Iron deficiency
Zinc deficiency
Manganese deficiency

Soybean (Glycine max Linn.)
Nitrogen deficiency
Phosphorus deficiency
Potassium deficiency
Magnesium deficiency
Sulphur deficiency
Iron deficiency
Manganese deficiency

Mustard (Brassica campestris Linn.)
Nitrogen deficiency
Phosphorus deficiency
Potassium deficiency
Sulphur deficiency
Iron deficiency

PART IV - Nutrient Deficiencies in Cash Crops
Cotton (Gossypium hirsutum Linn.)
Nitrogen deficiency
Phosphorus deficiency
Potassium deficiency
Magnesium deficiency
Sulphur deficiency
Iron deficiency
Zinc deficiency

Sugarcane (Saccharum officinarum Linn.)
Nitrogen deficiency
Phosphorus deficiency
Potassium deficiency
Calcium deficiency
Sulphur deficiency
Iron deficiency
Zinc deficiency

PART V - Nutrient Deficiencies in Tuber Crops
Potato (Solanum tuberosum Linn.)
Nitrogen deficiency
Phosphorus deficiency
Potassium deficiency
Sulphur deficiency
Iron deficiency
Zinc deficiency
Manganese deficiency

Sweet potato (Ipomoea batatas Linn.)
Nitrogen deficiency
Phosphorus deficiency
Iron deficiency
Manganese deficiency

PART VI - Nutrient Deficiencies in Fodder Crops
Lucerne or Alfalfa (Medicago sativa Linn.)
Nitrogen deficiency
Potassium deficiency
Sulphur deficiency
Iron deficiency


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Biography

Prakash Kumar is Principal Scientist, District Agriculture Office, India. Manoj Kumar Sharma is a scientist at the Department of Agriculture, India

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