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Author Liang, Yongchao,
Title Silicon in agriculture : from theory to practice / Yongchao Liang, Miroslav Nikolic, Richard Belanger, Haijun Gong, Alin Song.
Imprint Dordrecht ; New York, New York : Springer Science+Business Media, [2015]

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Author Liang, Yongchao,
Subject Silicon in agriculture.
Alt Name Liang, Yongchao,
Nikolić, Miroslav, Dr.,
Bélanger, Richard R. (Richard Robert), 1961-
Gong, Haijun,
Song, Alin,
Description 1 online resource (xviii, 235 pages) : illustrations (some color)
polychrome rdacc
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references.
Summary "This book mainly presents the current state of knowledge on the use of Silicon (Si) in agriculture, including plants, soils and fertilizers. At the same time, it discusses the future interdisciplinary research that will be needed to further our knowledge and potential applications of Si in agriculture and in the environmental sciences in general. As the second most abundant element both on the surface of the Earth's crust and in soils, Si is an agronomically essential or quasi-essential element for improving the yield and quality of crops. Addressing the use of Si in agriculture in both theory and practice, the book is primarily intended for graduate students and researchers in various fields of the agricultural, biological, and environmental sciences, as well as for agronomic and fertilizer industry experts and advisors."--Provided by publisher.
Contents History and Introduction of Silicon Research -- Analysis of Silicon in Soil, Plant and Fertilizer -- Silicon Biogeochemistry and Bioavailability in Soil -- Silicon Uptake and Transport in Plants: Physiological and Molecular Aspects -- Silicon-mediated Tolerance to Metals Toxicity -- Silicon-mediated Tolerance to Salt Stress -- Silicon-mediated Tolerance to Drought and Low-Temperature Stress -- Silicon-mediated Tolerance to Other Abiotic Stresses -- Silicon and Plant-Pathogen Interactions -- Silicon and Insect Pest Resistance -- Effect of Silicon on Crop Growth, Yield and Quality -- Silicon Sources for Agriculture -- Summary and Perspectives.
Note Online resource; title from e-book title screen (EBL platform, viewed November 30, 2016).
ISBN 9789401799782 (electronic bk.)
9401799784 (electronic bk.)
9789401799775 (paperback)
9401799776 (paperback)
ISBN/ISSN 10.1007/978-94-017-9978-2
OCLC # 911266413
Additional Format Print version: 9789401799775 (DLC) 2015938303 (OCoLC)922636991

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