Molybdenum in Agriculture

Molybdenum in Agriculture


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Molybdenum (Mo) deficiencies in field-grown plants were first recorded more than 50 years ago and this book condenses all the information currently available on the subject of molybdenum as it relates to soils, crops and livestock. The book reviews our knowledge of the chemistry and mineralogy of Mo and its role in plant nutrition and also the factors affecting the availability of soil Mo to plants.The book will be a valuable reference tool to assist agricultural and plant science researchers, and extension personnel.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780521037228
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 07/02/2007
Pages: 292
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.67(d)

Table of Contents

List of contributors; Preface; 1. Introduction Umesh C. Gupta; 2. Chemistry and mineralogy of molybdenum in soils Katta J. Reddy, Larry C. Munn and Liyuan Wang; 3. Distribution and mobility of molybdenum in the terrestrial environment Kathleen S. Smith, Laurie S. Balistrieri, Steven M. Smith and R. C. Severson; 4. Biochemical significance of molybdenum in crop plants P. C. Srivastava; 5. Soil and plant factors affecting molybdenum uptake by plants Umesh C. Gupta; 6. Analytical techniques for molybdenum determination in plants and soils Frieda Eivazi and John L. Sims; 7. Testing for molybdenum availability in soils John L. Sims and Frieda Eivazi; 8. Molybdenum availability in alkaline soils C. P. Sharma and C. Chatterjee; 9. Deficient, sufficient and toxic concentrations of molybdenum in crops Umesh C. Gupta; 10. Symptoms of molybdenum deficiency and toxicity in crops Umesh C. Gupta; 11. Sources and methods for molybdenum fertilization of crops John J. Mortvedt; 12. Yield responses to molybdenum by field and horticultural crops James F. Adams; 13. Responses of forage legumes and grasses to molybdenum Chris Johansen, Peter C. Kerridge and Adib Sultana; 14. Molybdenum and sulfur relationships in plants J. A. MacLeod, Umesh C. Gupta and Barrie Stanfield; 15. Molybdenum in the tropics N. S. Pasricha,V. K. Nayyar, and R. Singh; Index.

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