- ISBN: 9781119688808 | 1119688809
- Cover: Hardcover
- Copyright: 7/24/2023
Understand beneficial elements and their role in the future of botany and agriculture
Beneficial elements are those which, while not essential to plant life, can provide stimulation and enhance plant growth. Properly harnessed, these elements can bolster plant growth in the face of environmental conditions—including drought, nutrient deficiency, and excessive soil salinity—and biotic stresses like pathogens and animal activity. As climate change and population growth pose increasingly serious challenges to agriculture and essential plant production, it has never been more important to unleash the potential of beneficial elements.
Beneficial Chemical Elements of Plants is an essential resource for researchers and industry specialists looking to enhance their understanding of these elements and the range and variety of their enhancements to plant growth. Written by leading scholars in the field of plant stress tolerance and nutrient enrichment, it discusses not only the rich possibilities of beneficial elements but their mechanisms of action at both biochemical and molecular levels. It details the precise potential roles played by each major beneficial element and surveys a range of elemental responses to specific environmental conditions and plant stresses.
Beneficial Chemical Elements of Plants readers will also find:
- Chapters covering beneficial elements including aluminum, cobalt, sodium, selenium, and silicon
- Discussion of application methods and typical plant responses
- Treatment of beneficial elements in a wider environmental context
- Beneficial element applications to the field of sustainable agriculture
Beneficial Chemical Elements of Plants is a fundamental starting point for researchers and students in the fields of plant physiology, crop science, agriculture, and botany, as well as for professionals in the biotechnology and agricultural industries.