Mineral Nutrition and Plant Disease was the first book to successfully combine the two important plant science disciplines of nutrition and pathology. Soon after its publication by APS PRESS in 2007, the book received a CHOICE (Current Reviews for Academic Libraries) Award for best academic title in science and technology, and for more than 15 consecutive years, it has remained a top-five APS PRESS bestseller.
The tremendous success of the first edition inspired the publication of an updated edition. Mineral Nutrition and Plant Disease, second edition, covers advances made in mineral nutrition and plant disease, showcasing the most recent scientific findings in much greater detail than in the previous edition.
Discussions of the relationships of macro-, micro-, and beneficial nutrients to plant diseases have been updated with current findings and new hypotheses. New chapters on selenium and the rare earth elements show their positive impacts on reducing the development of plant diseases. In addition, the second edition presents exciting new developments in nanotechnology. Many plant nutrients behave differently when applied in the nano scale. Enhancing delivery and efficacy with reduced rates of nanonutrients has created a new sustainable weapon for managing plant diseases with nutrition.
Within the original chapters, many updates have been provided by new authors:
- a better understanding of the role of nitrate in activating host defense responses
- greater attention to beneficial microorganisms and how they help with phosphorus uptake and interact with plant pathogens
- new findings regarding the effect of calcium on the activities of plant enzymes and their association with biological control
- a new section on soil fertility management to control diseases in conventional and organic agriculture
- new research on the effects of aluminum on plant pathogens and suppression of the diseases they cause in the context of mineral and organic soils
Readers will understand the physiological role of each element in the plant and how it contributes to disease, gaining practical and current information for immediate disease management. This valuable resource will serve professionals and students in the agrisciences in addition to growers, industry professionals, and Extension personnel. Whether utilized as a professional resource for managing plant diseases through nutrition or as an introductory text for courses in plant pathology and related areas, Mineral Nutrition and Plant Disease, Second Edition, will help you break new ground in the fight against plant pathogens.
Part I: Introduction to Mineral Nutrition
Chapter 1. Minerals in the Soil Environment / Brenda S. Tubana and Wooiklee S. Paye
Chapter 2. The Physiological Role of Minerals in the Plant / Brenda S. Tubana and Jayvee Cruz
Part II: Macronutrients
Chapter 3. Nitrogen and Plant Disease / Wade H. Elmer
Chapter 4. Phosphorus and Plant Disease / Christopher R. Little
Chapter 5. Potassium and Plant Disease / Anna Amtmann and Ashish K. Srivastava
Chapter 6. Calcium and Plant Disease / Hayley Reekie and Zamir K. Punja
Chapter 7. Magnesium and Plant Disease / Ying-Yu Liao, Mathews Paret, and Jeffrey B. Jones
Chapter 8. Sulfur and Plant Disease / Silvia Haneklaus, Elke Bloem, and Ewald Schnug
Part III: Micronutrients
Chapter 9. Iron and Plant Disease / Brian Ward
Chapter 10. Manganese and Plant Disease / Joseph R. Heckman, Ian A. Thompson, and Don M. Huber
Chapter 11. Zinc and Plant Disease / Christian O. Dimkpa and Wade H. Elmer
Chapter 12. Copper and Plant Disease / Wade H. Elmer
Chapter 13. Chlorine and Plant Disease / Wade H. Elmer
Chapter 14. Molybdenum and Plant Disease / Robert M. Norton, James C. R. Stangoulis, and Robin D. Graham
Chapter 15. Boron and Plant Disease / Robert M. Norton, James C. R. Stangoulis, and Robin D. Graham
Chapter 16. Nickel and Plant Disease / Clive H. Bock, Cristina Pisani, and Bruce W. Wood
Part IV: Beneficial Elements
Chapter 17. Silicon and Plant Disease / Daniel Debona, Lawrence E. Datnoff, and Fabrício A. Rodrigues
Chapter 18. Aluminum and Plant Disease / David Shew and Elizabeth Fichtner
Chapter 19. Selenium and Plant Disease / Philip J. White, Martin R. Broadley, Larissa F. Andrade-Vieira, Cynthia Oliveira, and Luiz R. G. Guilherme
Chapter 20. Rare Earth Elements and Plant Disease / Philip J. White, Martin R. Broadley, Cynthia Oliveira, Larissa F. Andrade-Vieira, and Luiz R. G. Guilherme
" [...] provides a very useful single collection of information from a wide range of sources and represents a valuable resource for both pathologists and plant physiologists seeking to understand more about the relationship between mineral nutrition and plant diseases."
– Australian Plant Pathology Society
" [...] succeeds in its stated aims and will be a useful addition to the literature on this important subject."
– Outlooks on Pest Management
"An excellent contribution to science and production agriculture and will be useful to scientists endeavoring to understand the role of minerals in biotic systems. This leap forward in what is known should do much to catalyze a subsequent work advocating what should be done. Highly recommended."
– CHOICE (Current Reviews for Academic Libraries)
" [...] .provides valuable information on the broad and important subject [...] .highly recommended for scientists, extension workers in plant protection, agronomy and horticulture."
– Journal of Phytopathology
"The book is of interest not only to those wishing to know the role of chemical elements in plant physiology, but also to plant pathologists and nematologists who wish to know how to manipulate plant fertilization to improve the efficacy of integrated management tactics of plant pathogens, including nematodes."
– Nematologia Mediterranea
"The huge number of pertinent references provided at each chapter as well as good Index enables the interested reader to find appropriate and needed information. Without any doubt this book will serve as an excellent source of useful information for plant physiologists, agronomists, and plant protection specialists as well as for university teachers and students. Therefore I strongly recommend this book for all agricultural and natural sciences libraries."
– Journal of Plant Protection Research