Boron and Its Role in Crop Production

Umesh C. Gupta

July 23, 1993 by CRC Press
Reference - 256 Pages
ISBN 9780849365829 - CAT# 6582


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  • Presents symptoms of boron deficiency and toxicity to assist farmers, researchers, and extension personnel to identify plant disorders and make appropriate recommendations
  • Describes several different applications of boron to allow farmers to choose the method that best suits their needs
  • Identifies toxicity and deficiency levels of boron to allow farmers to determine whether crops are receiving proper amounts of boron
  • Summary

    Boron and Its Role in Crop Production provides a broad perspective on this subject by experts from around the world. The book offers in-depth coverage of the chemistry of boron, the extraction of boron from various soils, methods for determining boron in soil and plants, and the role of boron in the physiology of plants and seed production. It also examines the technology and application of boron fertilizers for crops, the response to boron of various crops, boron deficiency and toxicity in plants, and boron distribution among plant parts. Modeling of boron adsorption and desorption to provide a description of chemical systems in soils is explained, and models for detoxifying boron in irrigation water high in boron content are described.