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Domenica Scuderi, Francesco Giuffrida, Stefania Toscano and Daniela Romano

response curves ( Lambers et al., 1998 ); and changes of the leaf area per unit of dry weight through modifications in the foliar anatomy ( Fails et al., 1982a ; Vats et al., 2002 ). A frequent variation that results from low light availability is thinner

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Mary Jane Clark and Youbin Zheng

high CRF rates and did not differ among CRF rates >6.0 g N/pot. Fig. 1. Leaf chlorophyll content for spirea and weigela topdressed on 7 May 2015 with Osmocote Plus 15N–3.9P–9.9K, 5–6 month or Plantacote 14N–3.9P–12.5K, 6 month Homogeneous NPK with

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Michael W. Smith and Becky S. Cheary

, 2010 ). Low crop years are normally associated with a lack of return bloom rather than flower abortion ( Rohla et al., 2007 ). Alternate bearing trees show distinct differences in leaf K and P accumulation and depletion between large and small crops

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Jialin Yu and Nathan S. Boyd

cultivars and hybrids are available in a wide range of leaf colors, shapes, sizes, and plant heights ( Bell et al., 1998 ; Cai et al., 2015 ; Cao and Deng, 2017 ; Cao et al., 2014 , 2016a , 2016b , 2017 ; Deng, 2012 ; Deng et al., 2016 ; Miranda and

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Li-Qiang Tan, Xin-Yu Wang, Hui Li, Guan-Qun Liu, Yao Zou, Shen-Xiang Chen, Ping-Wu Li and Qian Tang

) were selected (4–10 from each site). Because many of the selected sites were abandoned or had been under poor management for years, we lightly trimmed the selected plants and fertilized them with 0.2 kg of compound fertilizer (N:P:K = 0.2:0.12:0.14) for

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Carolyn DeMoranville

nutrient elements in cranberry leaf tissues ( Davenport et al., 1995 ). The concentration of N in cranberry leaf tissue is low when compared with other fruit crops ( Table 1 ), while only blueberry is similar to cranberry in its low leaf K concentration. In

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Md. Jahedur Rahman, Md. Quamruzzaman, Jasim Uddain, Md. Dulal Sarkar, Md. Zahidul Islam, Most. Zannat Zakia and Sreeramanan Subramaniam

boxes on 11 Feb. for both the years. Bitter gourd (Marutane Seed Co., Kyoto, Japan) was used in these experiments. Six 10-cm, fourth-leaf stage, 6-week-old seedlings were transplanted into each box containing growing media mixtures as treatments. Three

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Sueyde Fernandes de Oliveira Braghin, Simone C. Mello, Jéssika Angelotti-Mendonça, Keigo Minami and Yuncong C. Li

leaf shape and color range. In addition, croton can be cultivated as landscape plants or grown in pots. Grown as a potted plant, croton requires more fertilizer per unit of surface area than plants grown in the landscape. In addition, its esthetic

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Leqi Yang, Xiao Yang, Hong Zhao, Danfeng Huang and Dongqin Tang

Sementi Ltd. Co., Milan, Italy. Seeds were sown in 200-hole trays (one seed per hole) in seedling substrate (NPK ≥2%, organic matter ≥40%; Zhongnuo Agriculture R&D Company, Huai’an, China) in the ebb-and-flow system in a greenhouse at the Shanghai Jiao

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Judith Pozo, Miguel Urrestarazu, Isidro Morales, Jessica Sánchez, Milagrosa Santos, Fernando Dianez and Juan E. Álvaro

response of plants to copper toxicity. Consequently, the beneficial effects of Si fertilization have the potential to mitigate the depletion of soil nutrients ( Guntzer et al., 2012 ), so Si fertilization is an alternative to the extensive use of N–P–K