Micronutrient deficiency problems in agricultural crops in Europe

Alex H. Sinclair, Anthony C. Edwards

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This chapter reports on deficiencies of boron, copper, manganese and zinc in agricultural crops in Europe. Growers rely heavily upon the advice of suppliers of products and on results from plant and/or soil tests to guide decisionmaking on the need for, and the use of trace elements. The grower must have confidence that his decisions to use certain products on crops are based on correct prediction or diagnosis of deficiency and a satisfactory level of interpretation of likely response expected from specific element applications. Areas and yields of wheat and barley are compared for different countries and the link between yield and potential deficiency is discussed. The impact of changing legislation is also discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMicronutrient Deficiencies in Global Crop Production
PublisherSpringer Netherlands
Number of pages20
ISBN (Electronic)9781402068607
ISBN (Print)9781402068591
Publication statusPrint publication - 1 Jan 2008


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