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Handbook of Plant Nutrition. 2007. Allen V. Barker and David J. Pilbeam (eds.). CRC Press, 600 Broken Sound Parkway NW, Suite 300, Boca Raton, FL 33487. 613 p., $139.95 hardcover. ISBN 0-8247-5904-4. For almost half a century Chapman

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resistance. The improvement of food security to improve human health requires a paradigm shift in plant breeding to integrate nutrition ( DellaPenna, 1999 ). This will require coordination of scientists involved in plant breeding, human health, and

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Mineral Nutrition and Plant Disease. Lawrence E. Datnoff, Wade H. Elmer, and Don M. Huber (editors). 2007. APS Press, St. Paul, MN. 278 pages. $89.00 Hardcover. ISBN 978-0-89054-346-7. This book covers the relationship of mineral nutrients

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, which can prevent diseases ( Charoensiri et al., 2009 ). To meet market demands, it is essential to observe the nutritional status of plants during cultivation, especially regarding macronutrients, because, when present in adequate concentrations, they

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per pot), and three times per week when it was applied to the soil through the irrigation water (∼100 mL per pot each time). To prevent nutritional deficiencies, plants were watered monthly with 100 mL per pot of 2 g·L −1 of Hakaphos Verde fertilizer

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be difficult-to-root cultivars. In such cultivars, grafting, despite its expense, can be the main method for propagation. One of the factors influencing rooting rate of cuttings of evergreen trees is stock-plant mineral nutrition ( Blazich et al

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The purpose of this paper is to present a theoretical account of the phosphorus nutrition of plants in soils, including some of the evidence and thinking related to it. Because these remarks are directed to the “nutrient-solution fraternity,” a comparison of nutrient solutions and soils in respect of certain aspects of phosphorus nutrition may be an appropriate introduction.

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lettuce. We posed three questions: 1) Does continuous irradiation with alternating red/blue light enhance plant growth? 2) Does it affect nutritional quality, including concentrations of sugar, ascorbic acid, and anthocyanins? 3) What mechanisms are

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combinations have been shown to reduce the severity of the disorder by reducing sweetpotato whitefly populations ( Powell and Stofella, 1998 ; Schuster, 2002 ; Schuster et al., 1989a , 1989b ) Plant nutrition may also play a key role in the tomato ripening

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Physiological problems observed during postharvest handling of deciduous fruit crops often originate during production as a result of climatic, nutritional, or other cultural factors. Sometimes the likelihood of a problem occurring is partially under genetic control. For a postharvest physiologist to be fully effective in evaluating a problem, he must know the cultural history of the commodity with which he is working. Similarly, the researcher studying cultural factors should know the relationships between treatment variables and quality traits. Often this can best be accomplished by collaboration of researchers working in both fields, but one individual with proper background and interest may also acquire relatively complete information. I consider this symposium highly appropriate to point out interrelations between plant nutrition and commodity quality, and the need for adequate information on quality aspects of nutritional research to enable accurate interpretation of results.

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