Causes and Control of Lime-induced Fe Deficiency in California Fruit and Nut

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Although iron (Fe) is the fourth most abundant element in the Earth’s crust and upper mantle (lithosphere), Fe deficiency is among the most common plant micronutrient deficiencies. There are multiple contributing factors, but the most important for practical purposes in California orchard crops are those soil and water characteristics that cause lime… (More)

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