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Mineral Nutrition and Plant Disease

Edited by Lawrence E. Datnoff, Wade H. Elmer, Don M. Huber 
APS Press  2007  



Hardcover  278 pp  ISBN 9780890543467      £90.00
This comprehensive book examines how mineral nutrition affects plant disease. Minerals improve the overall quality and health of plants. Knowing how each individual mineral affects a plant is beneficial for efficiency in production and sustaining the ecosystem. From a plant pathology perspective, Mineral Nutrition and Plant Disease brings the discussion of plant disease diagnosis and management to a new level. Mineral nutrients are important in production agriculture and horticulture because they can often be the first line of defense against plant diseases. It is an area of knowledge that can be misunderstood or overlooked in the study of diseases and their diagnosis.

This reference succeeds in organizing what we know and explaining the interactions at work. Mineral Nutrition and Plant Disease is the first book to successfully combine two important plant science disciplines, nutrition and pathology, to provide current information on theoretical aspects of nutrition in disease physiology while contributing a wealth of basic practical information for obtaining immediate disease suppression with specific fertilizers.

Special Features:

  • Provides a holistic overview of how minerals are made available in soil and their basic function in plants
  • Helps you understand the interacting affects of minerals on all types of diseases € Abiotic as well as biotic
  • Identifies mineral nutrient forms, physiological functions, and interactions with numerous diseases
  • Provides valuable tables showing nutrient-disease interactions that facilitate the use of nutrients to manage diseases
  • Tabulates extensive literature reviews with tables to help you perform quick searches for any host/disease system

The book is peer-reviewed and multi-authored by scientists with expertise relating to each specific mineral element. A user-friendly benefit of this book is that each chapter focuses on one specific mineral element and explains the relationship between the nutrient and its affect on plant diseases. Each chapter describes the critical levels of each element involved in plant disease interactions, the effects of these elements on pathogens and plants, and the known mechanisms of how these elements suppress plant diseases. Benefits of specific mineral nutrients in each chapter recognize their interdependent interaction with each other and all aspects of the plant physiology, genetics, and the environment. These mineral nutrient chapters are preceded by two helpful chapters on the €Chemistry of Plant Nutrients in Soil€ and €The Physiological Role of Minerals in the Plant.€

The purpose of this important treatise is to outline the current knowledge of mineral nutrition and plant diseases. Readers will gain practical information for immediate disease management and understand the physiological role of each element in the plant and how it contributes to disease. Editors Datnoff, Elmer, and Huber, have done a commendable job in collaboration with their expert contributors. This book is pertinent to plant scientists worldwide including agronomists, plant physiologists, horticulturists, extension scientists, soil scientists, plant pathologists, and librarians who serve them. It will also be useful as a fundamental text to use for introductory courses in these disciplines.

Contents

Chapter 1: Chemistry of Plant Nutrients in Soil Samira H. Daroub and George H. Snyder University of Florida-IFAS, Everglades Research and Education Center, Belle Glade, Florida

Chapter 2: The Physiological Role of Minerals in the Plant Ronald W. Rice University of Florida-IFAS, Everglades Research and Education Center, Belle Glade, Florida

Chapter 3: Nitrogen and Plant Disease Don M. Huber and Ian A. Thompson Department of Biology and Plant Pathology, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana

Chapter 4: Phosphorus and Plant Disease Anne S. Prahbu, Nand K. Fageria, and Rodrigo F. Berni National Rice and Bean Research Center of EMBRAPA, Santo Antônio de Goiás, Goiás, Brazil Fabrício A. Rodrigues Department of Plant Pathology, Federal University of Viçosa, Viçosa, Minas Gerais, Brazil

Chapter 5: Potassium and Plant Disease Anne S. Prabhu and Nand K. Fageria National Rice and Bean Research Center of EMBRAPA, Santo Antônio de Goiás, Goiás, Brazil Don M. Huber Department of Biology and Plant Pathology, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana Fabrício A. Rodrigues Department of Plant Pathology, Federal University of Viçosa, Viçosa, Minas Gerais, Brazil

Chapter 6: Calcium and Plant Disease M. Rahman and Z. K. Punja Biological Science Department, Environmental Biology Center, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada

Chapter 7: Magnesium and Plant Disease Jeff B. Jones Department of Plant Pathology, University of Florida-IFAS, Gainesville, Florida Don M. Huber Department of Botany and Plant Pathology, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana

Chapter 8: Sulfur and Plant Disease Silvia Haneklaus, Elke Bloem, and Ewald Schnug Institute of Plant Nutrition and Soil Science, Braunschweig, Germany

Chapter 9: Iron and Plant Disease Dominique Expert Laboratoire Interactions Plantes-Pathogènes, INRA, Paris, France

Chapter 10: Manganese and Plant Disease Ian A. Thompson and Don M. Huber Department of Botany and Plant Pathology, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana

Chapter 11: Zinc and Plant Disease Brion Duffy Agroscope Changins-Wädenswil, National Competence Center for Fire Blight, Wädenswil, Switzerland

Chapter 12: Copper and Plant Disease Ieuan Evans and Elston Solberg Alberta Agriculture, Food and Rural Development, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada Don Huber Department of Botany and Plant Pathology, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana

Chapter 13: Chlorine and Plant Disease Wade H. Elmer The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station, New Haven, Connecticut

Chapter 14: Molybdenum and Plant Disease Robin D. Graham and James C. R. Stangoulis School of Agriculture, Food and Wine, Waite Campus, University of Adelaide, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia

Chapter 15: Boron and Plant Disease James C. R. Stangoulis and Robin D. Graham School of Agriculture, Food and Wine, Waite Campus, University of Adelaide, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia

Chapter 16: Nickel and Plant Disease Bruce W. Wood and Charles C. Reilly USDA-ARS, Southeastern Fruit and Tree Nut Research Laboratory, Byron, Georgia

Chapter 17: Silicon and Plant Disease Lawrence E. Datnoff Department of Plant Pathology, University of Florida, IFAS, Gainesville, Florida Fabrício A. Rodrigues Department of Plant Pathology, Federal University of Viçosa, Viçosa, Minas Gerais, Brazil Kenneth W. Seebold Department of Plant Pathology, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky

Chapter 18: Aluminum and Plant Disease H. D. Shew, E. J. Fichtner, and D. M. Benson Department of Plant Pathology, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina Kenneth W. Seebold Department of Plant Pathology, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky

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