1979). N is largely needed during leaf formation and then for tuber growth and yield. Figure 6: Uptake of micro-nutrients by vines and tubers of potato plants yielding 55 ton/ha. The highest amount of N is needed during tuber bulking. https://doi.org/10.1093/jxb/erl201, Drewnowski A, Rehm CD (2013) Vegetable cost metrics show that potatoes and beans provide most nutrients per penny. (2019a) could show that K-deficient potato plants exhibited significant tuber yield and starch yield (g starch plant−1) reductions. Upward cupping of deficient when severs. 2006), and, as a consequence, on dry matter partitioning to the tubers, tuber bulking and, finally, on tuber yield formation (Ahmed et al. 2015). https://doi.org/10.1111/ppl.12165, Sharma UC, Arora BR (1988) Effect of applied nutrients on the starch, proteins and sugars in potatoes. https://doi.org/10.1093/jxb/erm035, Qadri RWK, Khan I, Jahangir MM, Ashraf U, Samin G, Anwer A, Adnan M, Bashir M (2015) Phosphorous and foliar applied nitrogen improved productivity and quality of potato. Nutrient Deficiencies Nutrient deficiencies occur when plants are unable to take up the essential nutrients they need for growth at any point in the growing season. There are several P fertiliser management strategies with respect to the rate, placement or timing (Hopkins 2013). 2010; Jákli et al. Besides, K has a decisive role in tuber initiation and tuber bulking (Karam et al. Based on the aforementioned roles of K in enzyme regulation, photosynthesis and partitioning of carbohydrates within the plant, it can be assumed that K has a central relevance in the potato crop for establishing desired tuber and starch yields. Due to their various functions in plant metabolism, the impact of plant nutrients on potato yield is complex. Corresponding to high amounts of K removal and K concentrations of tubers, recommendations for K fertilisation are usually quite high (Panique et al. The Art of Healing Ourselves " potash deficiency; Right foreground: heavy potassic manuring; plants Top: calcium omitted, tubers dwarfed and useless; bottom: necrosis, turn yellow or brown and wither prematurely. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11540-015-9304-6, Rich AE (1983) Potato diseases. N deficiency symptoms become visible as leaf chlorosis, due to the disturbance of chloroplasts. Apart from the choice of cultivar, plant protection and continuous water supply, a further important agronomic measure for potato production is adequate nutrient management (Table 2). Am J Potato Res 82:321–328. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11540-014-9251-7, Legge RL, Thompson JE, Baker JE, Lieberman M (1982) The effect of calcium on the fluidity and phase properties of microsomal-membranes isolated from post-climacteric golden delicious apples. (2014), an additional supply seems not to have any further effect. In these situations, we are usually faced with normal and stunted and/or off-colored plants in the same field. Plant Soil 406:145–156. The most notable exception is iron chlorosis of trees and shrubs, which is more likely to result from a high soil pH than a lack of iron in the soil. Web: uidaho.edu/extension/nutrient. (2007) investigated the impact of K2SO4 versus KCl on dry matter percentage and crispiness of two processing cultivars and found them to be superior when they received K as K2SO4 instead of KCl. Nitrogen (N), phosphorous (P) and potassium (K) are the nutrients which are most commonly fertilised in potato production (Davenport et al. Phone: 208-934-4417, (c) 208-539-2582. Accessed 6 June 2019, Galili G, Amir R (2013) Fortifying plants with the essential amino acids lysine and methionine to improve nutritional quality. Here, N has a decisive impact on the number of emerging leaves and the rate of leaf expansion, and, therefore, on the canopy development of the plant (Ospina et al. https://doi.org/10.1016/S1369-5266(00)80063-1, Rens L, Zotarelli L, Alva A, Rowland D, Liu G, Morgan K (2016a) Fertilizer nitrogen uptake efficiencies for potato as influenced by application timing. Bushy growth habit, thin shoots, small terminal leaves and scorched leaflets. Arable blog; Grassland blog; Potato and veg blog; Fruit blog; Farmer's toolbox. 2016a). View this page Full Frame, The Diagnosis of Mineral Deficiencies in Plants by Visual Symptoms, Using Hydroponics to Understand the Earth's Life Processes. A sufficient supply of K is also needed for high biomass production and leaf area development. 1990). Clarkson (1984) argues that these observations, together with the fact that Ca easily interacts with macromolecules, means transport must occur along extracellular pathways together with water. 2, the yield of the control treatment receiving Mg in the form of 400 kg ha−1 as magnesium sulphate (ESTA® Kieserit), but no K, was higher than the yield of the plants that received the highest amount of K in the form of 300 kg K2O as K2SO4 ha−1 but no Mg. 1994a). In: Haverkort AJ, MacKerron DKL (eds) Potato ecology and modelling of crops under conditions limiting growth. Left foreground: no potash; plants bushy and squat, due to Second, there are the stolon roots arising from the stolons and the tuber roots arising directly from the base of the buds on the tuber. Leaves pale green, central intervenal chlorosis followed by 2014). In: He Z, Larkin R, Honeycutt W (eds) Sustainable potato production: global case studies. Excessive nutrient uptake can also cause poor growth because of toxicity. Yara North America. Shoots become thin; leaflets of terminal leaves However, recently, Hütsch et al. Excessive nutrient uptake can also cause poor growth because of toxicity. Plant nutrients fall into 2 categories: macronutrients and micronutrients. ent deficiency symptoms. (van Lierop et al. At the same time, there are very specific K transporters which ensure, depending on the K concentration in the soil solution, K uptake at low (HATS = High Affinity Transport System) as well as at high K concentrations (LATS = Low Affinity Transport System) (Britto and Kronzucker 2008). Economically speaking, P has a significant impact on the setting of potato tubers, especially in the early growth states (Jenkins and Ali 2000; Hopkins et al. This has a positive effect on potatoes used for processing. Under acidic soil conditions, P tends to build poorly soluble mineral precipitates with aluminium, iron or manganese, while under alkaline soil conditions a similar reaction occurs with magnesium or calcium (Hopkins 2013). Am J Potato Res 91:145–160. https://doi.org/10.1016/0308-521X(92)90018-J, De Wit CT (1994) Resource use analysis in agriculture: a struggle for interdisciplinarity. https://doi.org/10.1111/pbi.12025, Gerardeaux E, Jordan-Meille L, Constantin J, Pellerin S, Dingkuhn M (2010) Changes in plant morphology and dry matter partitioning caused by potassium deficiency in Gossypium hirsutum (L.). 2014). Physiol Plant 133:692–704. 2015). Although many studies about the role, the nutrient uptake and the removal of nutrients by cereal crops are available, for the potato crop they rely mainly on data produced decades ago, indicating a need for further studies. 2014; Koch et al. 1982; Lazarević et al. Potatoes require potassium more than any other nutrient, even nitrogen. 2. Its most prominent role is cellular energy transfer by dephosphorylation of adenosine triphosphate (ATP) to adenosine diphosphate (ADP). Therefore, under broadcast application, P fertiliser should be incorporated into the soil (Rosen et al. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11540-009-9145-2, Vos J, van der Putten PEL (1998) Effect of nitrogen supply on leaf growth, leaf nitrogen economy and photosynthetic capacity in potato. Tortoise Shell Life Science Puzzle Box Front Page Yellow or reddish coloured leaves, stunted growth and poor flowering are all common symptoms of nitrogen, magnesium or potassium deficiency. (2005) grew their plants first under conditions of sufficient Mg supply before transferring them into an Mg-depleted nutrient solution. All plants require a range of nutrients to ensure healthy growth. plant saplings close up. Journal für Technische und Ökonomische Chemie 2:423–474, Stark JC, Hopkins BG (2015) Fall and spring phosphorus fertilization of potato using a dicarboxylic acid polymer (AVAIL®). Google Scholar, Ahmed A, Zaki M, Shafeek M, Helmy Y, El-Baky MA (2015) Integrated use of farmyard manure and inorganic nitrogen fertilizer on growth, yield and quality of potato (Solanum tuberosum L.). - 5.189.153.171. Using Hydroponics to Understand the Earth's Life Processes (2019a) could find a significant decrease in Mg leaf concentrations with higher K supply in potato plants. This becomes obvious in dark green to purple leaf discolorations, as described by Hoppo et al. However, especially in sandy soils, the danger of loss of K due to leaching is high because K is very mobile in the soil (Wulff et al. The white potato cyst nematode (Globodera pallida) and the yellow potato cyst nematode (Globodera rostochiensis) are the main economically important nematode species (Eves-van den Akker et al. Correspondence to (2011) found increase in dry matter, specific gravity and starch content with increase in S supply. Eppendorfer and Eggum (1994) found severe reductions of these amino acids in potatoes suffering S deficiency. Soil Sci Soc Am J 63:1055–1062. Moreover, the water regime can have a significant impact on the NUE. Phosphorous (P) is required in relatively high amounts (Fig. The second part of this review will discuss these relations between N and tuber quality in more detail. Green ammonia; Carbon footprint; Lower emissions, cleaner air; Ammonia emissions; Agronomy advice. Yields are low as few tubers are formed. Potato Res 52:305–317. Calcium deficiencies are most likely to occur on acid, sandy soils from which availabl對e Ca has been leached, and on strongly acid peat and muck soils where total soil Ca is low.\爀屲Symptom Description — As an immob\൩le nutrient in plants, Ca deficiency appears as browning and die back of growing tips of roots and leaves. K is also needed for stabilising a specified pH value for energy-providing ATP production for phloem loading, whereas for distribution of sucrose within the phloem, K establishes the needed osmotic pressure (Cakmak et al. Google Scholar, Andrews M, Raven JA, Lea PJ (2013) Do plants need nitrate? J Plant Physiol 171:656–669. Potatoes have a shallow root system and a relatively high demand for many nutrients (Table 1). It may so happen that the delivery by mass flow is higher than the uptake by plants, which would result in the accumulation of Mg in the rhizosphere (Zhang and George 2002). Besides, the highest Mg leaf concentrations were determined in plants receiving the lowest K supply (Koch et al. Am J Potato Res 84:3–18. Reasons Nitrogen deficiency (right). In this review, the importance of balanced fertilisation for potato yield formation and yield security is addressed by taking advantage of the results of field trials and existing literature. Article  2014). 2005; Galili and Amir 2013). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF02986910, Olivier M, Goffart J-P, Ledent J-F (2006) Threshold value for chlorophyll meter as decision tool for nitrogen management of potato. Based on the emerging challenges in modern agriculture, De Wit (1992) suggested that the laws developed by Liebig, Mitscherlich and Liebscher could be used as particular alternatives in one dynamic model. Biochemistry 25:1864–1869. Elsevier, Amsterdam, pp 99–125, Kelling KA, Hensler RF, Speth PE (2015) Importance of early-season nitrogen rate and placement to Russet Burbank potatoes. Elke Pawelzik. 2011). 1997). https://doi.org/10.2134/agronj2005.0108, Ospina CA, Lammerts van Bueren ET, Allefs JJHM, Engel B, van der Putten PEL, van der Linden CG, Struik PC (2014) Diversity of crop development traits and nitrogen use efficiency among potato cultivars grown under contrasting nitrogen regimes. Unfortunately, current literature dealing with fertilisation practices of nutrients other than N, P and K is often lacking (Table 2). It accounts for about 400 mg per 100 g fresh weight (White et al. Due to the shallow root system of potatoes, band application can be advantageous in terms of P use efficiency as the band is usually placed in close vicinity to the majority of the roots (Hopkins et al. Calculations on nutrient removal per hectare (as shown on the left axis) were based on a 40 t ha−1 tuber yield. 1982; Waterer 2002). Mg is required for phloem loading with sucrose as it is an allosteric activator of ATPases, which create a proton gradient that provides energy for the transport of sucrose and protons via sucrose/H+ symporters (Hermans et al. Am Potato J 71:165–173. 1998). small, margins chlorotic, incurled and may develop faint pink tints or Organic. The yellowing in nitrogen deficiency is uniform over the entire leaf including the veins. (2016) reported as a consequence of impaired phloem loading that plants which were deficient in Mg (and also K) accumulated sucrose in their leaves, whereas, simultaneously, the concentration of sucrose in the phloem sap decreased. https://doi.org/10.2134/agronj1982.00021962007400060028x, Verbruggen N, Hermans C (2013) Physiological and molecular responses to magnesium nutritional imbalance in plants. Macronutrients are those elements that are Usually, lower amounts of fertiliser P are needed under high soil test P levels. This plant failed to form tubers of appreciable size. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1399-3054.2008.01067.x, Bucher M, Kossmann J (2011) Molecular physiology of the mineral nutrition of the potato. For more on the roles of K in determining potato quality, please refer to the second part of this review. New Phytol 97:1–13. Generally, nutrient deficiency in the plant occurs when a nutrient is insufficient in the growth medium and/ or cannot be absorbed and assimilated by the plants due to unfavorable environmental conditions. However, differences have been reported between different soil types: while non-sandy soils, such as loams, still show yield responses at high soil test P levels, these yield responses were found to be lower in sandy soils (Rosen et al. Can J Plant Sci 82:583–586. Usually, the water bodies (e.g. https://doi.org/10.1080/01904160903506266, Hopkins BG, Horneck DA, MacGuidwin AE (2014) Improving phosphorus use efficiency through potato rhizosphere modification and extension. Moreover, the authors could determine significant tuber yield and starch yield (g starch plant−1) reductions. potatoes, apples, cherries, grape vines, tomatoes, camellias, rhododendrons. Due to the high need of potato for P on the one hand and due to rather low P use efficiency on the other, P is often applied in excess amounts (Hopkins et al. Approximately 58–70% of the total N is taken up during this development stage (Ojala et al. POTATO IN SAND CULTURE — from the 1951 edition, Published by His Majesty's Stationary Office — 1943, POTATO IN SAND CULTURE — from the 1951 edition. and scorch due to potassium deficiency. 2019a). Nutrient disorders limit crop production in all types of soil around the world. This is why deficiency symptoms (as yellowing similar N deficiency) often occur first in younger leaves (Mengel and Kirkby 2001). https://doi.org/10.1007/s12230-012-9297-5, Smith SJ, van Aardenne J, Klimont Z, Andres RJ, Volke A, Delgado Arias S (2011) Anthropogenic sulfur dioxide emissions: 1850–2005. Field Crops Res 59:63–72. Here, soil mineral N (NO3− and NH4+) is extracted from soil layers from 0 to 60 cm soil depth prior to planting (Vos 2009). https://doi.org/10.1093/aob/mcr009, Tiemens-Hulscher M, Lammerts van Bueren ET, Struik PC (2014) Identifying nitrogen-efficient potato cultivars for organic farming. It seemed most likely to me that my tomatoes were suffering from magnesium deficiency – it’s a common problem with tomatoes and potatoes, especially on light sandy soils such as mine. complete mineral nutrient, tubers normal. Elsevier, Amsterdam, pp 311–330, Cakmak I (2005) The role of potassium in alleviating detrimental effects of abiotic stresses in plants. Atmos Chem Phys 11:1101–1116. 2014). The potato plant shows maximum uptake of K, similar to N, early in plant development, approximately 30 to 40 days after emergence (Stark et al. 2016). Potato Res 50:1–13. It does not seem to have an adverse affect on yield or quality even when plants show severe deficiency. This leads to higher water uptake and, therefore, higher vegetative growth. https://doi.org/10.1002/jpln.201600340, Jansen MAK (2002) Ultraviolet-B radiation effects on plants: induction of morphogenic responses. 159. 1). Better Crops 92:4–6, Hütsch BW, Keipp K, Glaser A-K, Schubert S (2018) Potato plants (Solanum tuberosum L.) are chloride-sensitive: is this dogma valid? While useful as a starting point to diagnosing production problems, keep in mind that multiple nutrition disorders often occur simultaneously. However, other severe problems related to low soil pH conditions may arise: these make it difficult to determine a recommendation for an ideal pH value for growing potatoes. Credits: IPNI Crop Nutrient Deficiency Image Collection. The usage type and maturity group might both have tremendous effect on the amount of assimilates needed for translocation to the tubers. In addition, potassium deficiency affects the ability of the plant to access and process other nutrients properly. 2015). Photosynthetica 44:76–82. https://doi.org/10.1007/BF02853766, Pote DH, Daniel TC, Moore PA, Nichols DJ, Sharpley AN, Edwards DR (1996) Relating extractable soil phosphorus to phosphorus losses in runoff. https://doi.org/10.1080/01904160701555846, Gransee A, Führs H (2013) Magnesium mobility in soils as a challenge for soil and plant analysis, magnesium fertilization and root uptake under adverse growth conditions. Food Chem 30:313–317. Plant Soil 243:209–217. 2005). Therefore, the danger of nitrate leaching beyond the rooting zone can increase under excess supply of water (Wolfe et al. Growth normal; foliage healthy green color. Koch et al. The mean values are presented in Fig. The growing tip may die. The potato crop is known to tolerate low soil pH values and is often grown under very acidic soil conditions, for example at pH values of 4.6 (van Lierop et al. Here, it bridges the phosphate and carboxylate groups of phospholipids and proteins at membrane surfaces (Legge et al. PubMed  The first step in identifying a nutrient deficiency is to determine where on the plant the deficiency is appearing. Physiol Plant 46:25–30. Both are based on a loss of chlorophyll. While useful as a starting point to diagnosing production problems, keep in mind that multiple nutrition disorders often occur simultaneously. Nutrient deficiencies-Potatoes; Manganese deficiency-Potatoes; ... Manganese deficiency is normally limited to high pH soils, where manganese in the soil is unavailable for the plants. Usually, chloroses are equally distributed over the whole leaf. Besides structural function in cell walls, Ca is fundamental for the stability of membranes. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.agwat.2015.05.021, Maier NA, McLaughlin MJ, Heap M, Butt M, Smart MK (2002) Effect of current-season application of calcitic lime and phosphorus fertilization on soil pH, potato growth, yield, dry matter content, and cadmium concentration. Young leaver strongly chlorotic; veins may remain green; margins and J Plant Nutr 36:1287–1306. by Thomas Wallace, M.C., D.Sc., A.I.C. Springer Nature remains neutral with regard to jurisdictional claims in published maps and institutional affiliations. Plants that are not able to intake enough sulfur will exhibit yellowing of leaves that seems remarkably similar to nitrogen deficiency. The Need for K . https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envexpbot.2009.09.008, Gerendás J, Heuser F, Sattelmacher B (2007) Influence of nitrogen and potassium supply on contents of acrylamide precursors in potato tubers and on acrylamide accumulation in french fries. J Sci Food Agric 98:3161–3168. https://doi.org/10.2135/cropsci1999.3961544x, Eves-van den Akker S, Laetsch DR, Thorpe P, Lilley CJ, Danchin EGJ, Da Rocha M, Rancurel C, Holroyd NE, Cotton JA, Szitenberg A, Grenier E, Montarry J, Mimee B, Duceppe M-O, Boyes I, Marvin JMC, Jones LM, Yusup HB, Lafond-Lapalme J, Esquibet M, Sabeh M, Rott M, Overmars H, Finkers-Tomczak A, Smant G, Koutsovoulos G, Blok V, Mantelin S, Cock PJA, Phillips W, Henrissat B, Urwin PE, Blaxter M, Jones JT (2016) The genome of the yellow potato cyst nematode, Globodera rostochiensis, reveals insights into the basis of parasitism and virulence. Tel: +254 724255370/ 724255371 Growth thin, few stems; leaflets marginal scorch, older leaves shed. 100 North Tampa Street, Suite 3200 - Tampa, FL (813) 222-5700. https://research.libraries.wsu.edu/xmlui/bitstream/handle/2376/5239/xb1004e.pdf?sequence=1. Potassium deficiency Potassium deficiency. To maintain a proper working photosynthesis, an accurate working stomatal movement is needed to take up considerable amounts of CO2 for fixation in the Calvin cycle (Cakmak 2005; Zörb et al. Agron J 90:10–15. Plants need the right combination of nutrients to live, grow and reproduce. Nutr Cycl Agroecosyst 104:175–185. Similar to N, the need for P is rather low in the first weeks of growth but, contrary to N, P is also taken up in comparatively large amounts after tuber bulking during the maturity phase of tubers. Symptom. Nutrient deficiency in crops Crop success (yield/quality) is controlled not by the total amount of nutrients available to the plant, but by the nutrient in limited supply. 2014). This will conserve moisture, prevent the leaching of nutrients during heavy rainfall, and provide the soil with sufficient quantities of magnesium to keep your plants healthy. 2002) or acrylamide content (Gerendás et al. Am Potato J 62:227–236. Ann Bot 92:487–511. and marginal scorch present. Besides, N can influence several potato quality determinants such as the nitrate (Bélanger et al. nitrogen deficiency in potato plants Marie-Christine Bélanger a, Alain A. Viau , Guy Samson b and Martin ... plant fluorescence might detect nutrient deficiencies before the symptoms appear into the visible portion of the electromagnetic spectrum (Pinter et al., 2003). The mechanisms by which nitrogen form affects plants. Google Scholar, Ojala JC, Stark JC, Kleinkopf GE (1990) Influence of irrigation and nitrogen management on potato yield and quality. However, pH values in the acid as well as in the alkaline range can both adversely affect P availability (Hopkins 2013; Rosen et al. Moreover, Mg specifically binds to RuBP and thereby enhances its catalytical activity (Belknap and Portis 1986). Google Scholar, Bélanger G, Walsh JR, Richards JE, Milburn PH, Ziadi N (2002) Nitrogen fertilization and irrigation affects tuber characteristics of two potato cultivars. Therefore, interactions with abiotic and biotic factors, for instance interactions between two different plant nutrients in the soil and the plant, are taken into account. This review aims to give an overview on the macronutrients N, P, K, magnesium (Mg), calcium (Ca) and sulphur (S) with respect to (1) their most important roles in plant metabolism, (2) their roles for potato yield formation, (3) fertilisation practices (Table 2) and recommendations in potato production, if available, and (4) interactions with abiotic factors influencing the plant availability. Iron is highly insoluble in water and, when applied foliage, must be in a chelated form. 2004) or with help of visual analysis. Copper. © 2020 Springer Nature Switzerland AG. Justin E. Schabow, Jiwan P. Palta, Intumescence Injury in the Leaves of Russet Burbank Potato Plants is Mitigated by Calcium Nutrition, American Journal of Potato Research, 10.1007/s12230-018 … According to the yield potential concept, the potential yield is never fully reached in natural production systems as biotic and abiotic factors interfere with the potato crop negatively and affect plant growth and tuber development. At the end of the nineteenth century and at the beginning of the twentieth century, a lot of effort was put into investigating the relationships between production factors, such as the nutrient supply of the plant, and the yield of crops (De Wit 1994). In: Singh J, Kaur L (eds) Advances in potato chemistry and technology. These facts are also reflected in the high amounts of K removal by potatoes (Fig. https://doi.org/10.1080/01904167.2014.983124, Stark JC, Westermann DT, Hopkins B (2004) Nutrient management guidelines for Russet Burbank potatoes. When there is a lack of adequate quantities of nutrients, plants suffer from malnutrition. Leaflets of terminal leaves slightly chlorotic, margins scorched and Am J Potato Res 79:269–279. However, the P use efficiency of potato is rather low even at a later growth stage, similar to that for N (Hopkins 2013). This can be attributed to K’s role in osmoregulation and cell extension (Gerardeaux et al. Young foliage may be a mottled yellow green while older leaves become chlorotic with tip dieback and sunken areas. https://doi.org/10.2136/sssaj1999.6351055x, Van Keulen H, Stol W (1995) Agro-ecological zonation for potato production. J Plant Nutr 38:1595–1610. Mitsuru Osaki, Hiroyuki Ueda, Takuro Shinano, Hirokazu Matsui, Toshiaki Tadano, Accumulation of carbon and nitrogen compounds in sweet potato plants grown under deficiency of N, P, or K nutrients, Soil Science and Plant Nutrition, 10.1080/00380768.1995.10419617, 41, 3, (557-566), (1995). However, P petiole tests during crop growth are still recommended to identify possible P limitations for crop growth (Rosen et al. J Plant Nutr 33:529–540. The International Plant Nutrition Institute (IPNI), J.R. Simplot Company, and Tennessee State University have collaborated on a new publication that provides readers with access to a unique collection of hundreds of high resolution photographs that document a wide range of nutrient deficiency symptoms in potato plants with remarkable clarity. Smart fertility management is critical to the success of any potato crop, and in the plants' early growth stages, that's especially true of potassium. New Phytol 182:49–84. Clover, The Diagnosis of Mineral Deficiencies in Plants by Visual Symptoms Furthermore, important roles of the nutrients in determining potato quality will only briefly be addressed as this review focuses on the importance of plant nutrients for potato yield. inspecting potatoes. Arable crops; Grassland and forage crops ; Vegetable crops; Fruit crops; Grow the future. 2014). Plant Foods Hum Nutr 45:299–313. Therefore, the proper amount of application and the placement of nutrients is important. Only You can bring Good Health and Healing into Your Body. Plant Sci 175:839–852. John Wiley & Sons, Wageningen, pp 41–55, Deng W, Luo K, Li D, Zheng X, Wei X, Smith W, Thammina C, Lu L, Li Y, Pei Y (2006) Overexpression of an Arabidopsis magnesium transport gene, AtMGT1, in Nicotiana benthamiana confers Al tolerance. lakes) where these P sources enter are limited in P. Thus, the arrival of P can result in immense algae blooms leading, finally, to eutrophication of the water body (Withers and Haygarth 2007; Hopkins et al. However, as described for K, the starch concentrations (% in DW) did not differ between Mg deficient and sufficient supplied plants. Yellow or reddish coloured leaves, stunted growth and poor flowering are all common symptoms of nitrogen, magnesium or potassium deficiency. Field view showing calcium deficiency induced by heavy potassic manuring on 2007). These include, for example, the amount of available water or temperature throughout the growing season (Vos 2009). 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