Nutrient Elements in Grassland

Soil–Plant–Animal Relationships

October 2000
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  • Publisher
  • Published
    23rd October 2000
  • ISBN 9780851994376
  • Language English
  • Pages 384 pp.
  • Size 6.75" x 9.25"

This book is an essential reference source covering the chemical elements that are nutrients for plants or grazing animals. It deals with the concentrations and transformations of these elements in soils, grassland plants, and ruminant animals, particularly cattle and sheep. For each element, the following data are given: forms occurring in soil, factors that affect availability and concentration, uptake and distribution in grassland plants, role in animal nutrition, amounts and forms excreted by grazing animals, and concentrations needed by ruminant animals.

"This book will be of great value to everyone studying, investigating or advising on the management of grazed pastures."

- New Zealand Journal of Agricultural Research