Contents

Section I

Introduction 1

Chapter 1 Introduction 3

Allen V. Barker and David J. Pilbeam

Section II

Essential Elements—Macronutrients 19

Chapter 2 Nitrogen 21

Allen V. Barker and Gretchen M. Bryson

Chapter 3 Phosphorus 51

Charles A. Sanchez

Chapter 4 Potassium 91

Konrad Mengel

Chapter 5 Calcium 121

David J. Pilbeam and Philip S. Morley

Chapter 6 Magnesium 145

Donald J. Merhaut

Chapter 7 Sulfur 183

Silvia Haneklaus, Elke Bloem, Ewald Schnug, Luit J. de Kok, and Ineke Stulen

Section III

Essential Elements—Micronutrients 239

Chapter 8 Boron 241

Umesh C. Gupta

Chapter 9 Chlorine 279

Joseph R. Heckman

Chapter 10 Copper 293

David E. Kopsell and Dean A. Kopsell

Chapter 11 Iron 329

Volker Romheld and Miroslav Nikolic

Chapter 12 Manganese 351

Julia M. Humphries, James C.R. Stangoulis, and Robin D. Graham

Chapter 13 Molybdenum 375

Russell L. Hamlin

Chapter 14 Nickel 395

Patrick H. Brown

Chapter 15 Zinc 411

J. Benton Storey

Section IV

Beneficial Elements 437

Chapter 16 Aluminum 439

Susan C. Miyasaka, N.V. Hue, and Michael A. Dunn

Chapter 17 Cobalt 499

Geeta Talukder and Archana Sharma

Chapter 18 Selenium 515

Dean A. Kopsell and David E. Kopsell

Chapter 19 Silicon 551

George H. Snyder, Vladimir V. Matichenkov, and Lawrence E. Datnoff

Chapter 20 Sodium 569

John Gorham

Chapter 21 Vanadium 585

David J. Pilbeam and Khaled Drihem

Section V

Conclusion 597

Chapter 22 Conclusion 599

Allen V. Barker and David J. Pilbeam

Index

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