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Solute Movement in the Rhizosphere : Topics in Sustainable Agronomy - P. B. Tinker

Solute Movement in the Rhizosphere

Topics in Sustainable Agronomy

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Published: 1st September 1999
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This is a new edition of the book previously titled Solute Movement in the Soil-Root System, and describes in detail how plant nutrients and other solutes move in the soil in response to plant uptake. It provides a basis for understanding processes in the root zone so that they can be modelled realistically in order to predict the effects of variations in natural conditions or our own practices. The new edition brings the text up-to-date, and it will be less technical.

"The book contains a wealth of quantitative information in the form of tables and figures on the processes of solute movement and plant nutrient uptake. ... a valuable reference for senior university students and other scientists engaged in research on solute movement, plant nutrition, rhizosphere processes, and crop growth."--Journal of Environmental Quality, American Society of Agronomy "The book remains rigorous in its attention to the mechanistic details of the biophysical and biochemical processes, and their mathematical description. Yet despite this analytical vigor, the text is easily read by those not mathematically adept. This is complemented by the uncluttered diagrams which make for easy interpretation. ... if you want one book that clearly describes and critically reviews our current understanding of solute movement in the rhizosphere, then this is it."--Soil Science "Oxford scientist Tinker (plant sciences) and Nye (soil science) describe in detail how plant nutrients and other solutes move in the soil in response to leaching and plant uptake, taking into account plants in isolation, crops, mixtures of crops, and natural communities. Their goal is to understand processes in the rhizosphere so fully that they can model them realistically and predict the effects of variations in natural conditions or in human practices. . . . Retaining the general approach of their 1977 Solute Movement in the Soil-Root System they incorporate subsequent research by expanding the eight chapters to eleven and updating much of the other material. Most of the mechanisms they describe have been worked out for the major nutrient elements, which were the earliest to be studied, but should be applicable with some modification to other solutes, both beneficial and harmful."--SciTech Book News "[A] standard reference text to which you turn when there is work to be done on any aspect of solute movement; there you will find an excellent foundation for further study and research."--European Journal of Soil Science "After 23 years, Tinker and Nye have published and updated version of their earlier book titled Solute Movement in the Soil-Root System(University of California Press, 1977). The first half of the book is similar to the 1977 text, with updated information. The second half contains primarily new information that reflects the tremendous increase in research interest in rhizosphere chemistry and biology. . . The text is literally packed with information that makes it quite useful as a reference text. The authors include fundamental aspects of each topics, permitting nonspecialists to follow chapter discussions about recent advancements in each area."--Journal of Environmental Quality "In this book, the authors describe in detail how plant nutrients and other solutes move in the soil in responseto plant uptake and leaching. . .It is the aim of the authors to understand processes in the rhizosphere so fully that they van model them realistically, and predict the effects of variations in natural conditions. The book retains the general approach of the authors' "Solute Movement in Soil-Root System", published in 1977. It takes into account new research findings and has been largely rewritten and expanded, mostly concerning the rhizosphere."--Bulletin of the International Union of Soil Science "The book contains a wealth of quantitative information in the form of tables and figures on the processes of solute movement and plant nutrient uptake. ... a valuable reference for senior university students and other scientists engaged in research on solute movement, plant nutrition, rhizosphere processes, and crop growth."--Journal of Environmental Quality, American Society of Agronomy "The book remains rigorous in its attention to the mechanistic details of the biophysical and biochemical processes, and their mathematical description. Yet despite this analytical vigor, the text is easily read by those not mathematically adept. This is complemented by the uncluttered diagrams which make for easy interpretation. ... if you want one book that clearly describes and critically reviews our current understanding of solute movement in the rhizosphere, then this is it."--Soil Science

Main Symbols 1: Introduction 2: Soil and Plant Water 3: Solute Interchange between Solid, Liquid, and Gas Phases in the Soil 4: Local Movement of Solutes in Soil 5: The Uptake Properties of the Root System 6: Solute Transport in the Soil near Root Surfaces 7: Chemical and Physical Modification of the Rhizosphere 8: Microbiological Modification of the Rhizosphere 9: Root System Architecture, Density, and Measurement 10: The Mineral Nutrition of Single Plants in Soil 11: Solute Transport and Crop Growth Models in the Field References Index

ISBN: 9780195124927
ISBN-10: 0195124928
Series: Topics in Sustainable Agronomy
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 464
Published: 1st September 1999
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.0 x 16.2  x 2.8
Weight (kg): 0.81
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised