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Cover for Peas.

This chapter focuses on the genetics, physiology, seed anatomy and germination, vegetative growth, nitrogen fixation, flower formation, pod and seed development and senescence of peas. Information on the various factors affecting productivity, physiological disorders and pea types are also...

Author(s)
Davies, P. J.; Muehlbauer, F. J.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786393777)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Heavy-metal toxicity in plants.

Heavy metals include the transition-metal elements essential to plant nutrition: iron (Fe), zinc (Zn), manganese (Mn), copper (Cu), nickel (Ni) and molybdenum (Mo), cobalt (Co) (which is required for nitrogen fixation in legumes); and the non-essential elements chromium (Cr), cadmium (Cd), mercury...

Author(s)
White, P. J.; Pongrac, P.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780647296)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Botany and physiology.

All legume crops benefit from the symbiotic relationship with Rhizobium which ensures a sufficient supply of nitrate through fixation to maintain growth and development of the mature crop. In agricultural systems, this supply of nitrogen is environmentally beneficial by reducing the crop's...

Author(s)
Biddle, A. J.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780640914)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Nitrogen and phosphorus losses from legume-supported cropping.

The loss of nutrients from agricultural systems is recognized as a major environmental problem, contributing to air pollution and nutrient enrichment in rivers and oceans. The use of legumes within agriculture provides an opportunity to reduce some of these losses in ways which maintain or enhance...

Author(s)
Williams, M.; Pappa, V. A.; Rees, R.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644981)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Red clover in cropping systems.

Red clover has played an important role as a supplier of reactive nitrogen to cropping systems in European agriculture for hundreds of years. Today, it is mostly valued for its good nutritional properties for ruminants, and for reducing the need for nitrogen fertilizer inputs. Red clover is a...

Author(s)
Frankow-Lindberg, B.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644981)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The role of legumes in bringing protein to the table.

This chapter examines the role of legumes in the provision of nitrogen and protein in the European food system. It follows the nitrogen cycle starting with a description of biological nitrogen fixation (BNF) and its role in generating reactive nitrogen that is essential to the functioning of...

Author(s)
Murphy-Bokern, D.; Peeters, A.; Westhoek, H.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644981)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Legume crops and biodiversity.

Modern intensive cropping systems rely on simple cropping sequences, mineral fertilizers and chemical crop protection. This has led to a reduction of crop diversity, simplified landscapes and declines in biodiversity. However, even today in intensive farming systems, legume-supported cropping has...

Author(s)
Everwand, G.; Cass, S.; Dauber, J.; Williams, M.; Stout, J.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644981)
Type
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Cover for Legume-based green manure crops.

Legume-based green manures (LGMs) are crops that are grown with the specific purpose of improving soil quality and consequently the long-term productivity of crops. Although the traditional focus has been on the supply of nitrogen (N) to the system, they have a wide range of potential benefits that ...

Author(s)
Baddeley, J. A.; Pappa, V. A.; Pristeri, A.; Bergkvist, G.; Monti, M.; Reckling, M.; Schläfke, N.; Watson, C. A.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644981)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for White clover supported pasture-based systems in north-west Europe.

White clover (WC) (Trifolium repens L.) is a useful component of European grasslands due to: (i) its capacity to convert dinitrogen (N2) gas to plant-available nitrogen (N) in the soil via biological nitrogen fixation (BNF); (ii) its tolerance of grazing; and (iii) its high nutritive value for...

Author(s)
Humphreys, J.; Phelan, P.; Li DeJun; Burchill, W.; Eriksen, J.; Casey, I.; Enríquez-Hidalgo, D.; Søegaard, K.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644981)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Uptake, transport and redistribution of amino nitrogen in woody plants.

Nitrogen (N) is the main limiting macronutrient for plant growth and N deficits lead to severe negative effects in plant metabolism and development. Hence, knowledge about the complex dynamics of plant N nutrition is essential to comprehend plant functioning in natural and managed ecosystems. The...

Author(s)
Pfautsch, S.; Bell, T. L.; Gessler, A.
ISBN
2015 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780642635)
Type
Book chapter

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