The role of nutrient-efficient crops in modern agriculture

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Abstract

Nutrient-efficient crops have an important role in modern agriculture. In the low-input systems that characterize most of world agriculture, nutrient-efficient crops improve crop productivity. In highinput systems of the developed world, nutrient-efficient crops are valuable in reducing pollution o f surface and ground water resources from intense fertilization. Recent developments in molecular biology, root biology, rhizosphere interactions, and modeling present new opportunities for the understanding and improvement of crop nutrient efficiency. The degree and extent of nutritional limitations to crop productivity, and the economic and ecological liabilities of intensive fertilization, are such that eventually nutrient-efficient crops will be an important part of integrated nutrient management of cropping systems. [Article copies available for a fee from The Haworth Document Delivery Service: 1-800-342-9678. E-mail address: getinfo@haworthpressinc.com].

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationNutrient Use in Crop Production
PublisherCRC Press
Pages241-264
Number of pages24
ISBN (Electronic)9781351427463
ISBN (Print)1560220619, 9781560220619
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2017

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)
  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)

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Lynch, J. P. (2017). The role of nutrient-efficient crops in modern agriculture. In Nutrient Use in Crop Production (pp. 241-264). CRC Press. https://doi.org/10.1201/9780203745281