"Outstanding Academic Title" by Choice magazine!
"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."
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.
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"...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
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