NUTRIENT USE EFFICIENCY IN PLANTS

@article{Baligar2001NUTRIENTUE,
  title={NUTRIENT USE EFFICIENCY IN PLANTS},
  author={V. C. Baligar and Nand Kumar Fageria and Z. L. He},
  journal={Communications in Soil Science and Plant Analysis},
  year={2001},
  volume={32},
  pages={921 - 950}
}
Invariably, many agricultural soils of the world are deficient in one or more of the essential nutrients needed to support healthy plants. Acidity, alkalinity, salinity, anthropogenic processes, nature of farming, and erosion can lead to soil degradation. Additions of fertilizers and/or amendments are essential for a proper nutrient supply and maximum yields. Estimates of overall efficiency of applied fertilizer have been reported to be about or lower than 50% for N, less than 10% for P, and… 

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