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New book rethinks the relationship between sulfur and crops
Date:10/6/2008

MADISON, WI, October 1, 2008 - As a nutrient, sulfur is often overlooked in favor of nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium, but a new book explains its crucial role in soil condition, plant growth and nutrition. For agricultural professionals, understanding how plants use sulfur is essential for optimizing crop yield and quality. Sulfur A Missing Link Between Soils, Crops and Nutrition, a new book from the American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America and Soil Science Society of America, provides detailed information on the importance of sulfur.

Edited by Dr. Joseph Jez of the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center in St. Louis, Missouri, Sulfur provides a unique perspective on the relationship that sulfur plays in the dietary needs of humans and animals. Dr. Jez was careful to include a highly regarded group of authors to share their insights on this timely topic, with expertise ranging from the molecular level to practical field work.

The book examines the central role that sulfur plays as a nutrient affecting crop yield and quality, animal feed value and human diet. Most previous books have dealt with the topic as it relates to molecular biology and the biochemistry of sulfur metabolism, but new insights are available here for a more comprehensive understanding.

The first chapter begins with a discussion of the different forms of sulfur and the cycling process in soil, and how those relate to sulfur fertility. Chapter titles include "Soil Sulfur Cycling in Temperate Agricultural Systems", "History of Sulfur Deficiency in Crops" and "Availability of Sulfur to Crops from Soil and Other Sources".

With its fresh look on the importance of sulfur to crop, Sulfur A Missing Link Between Soils, Crops and Nutrition provides practical and useful information for a wide range of professionals.


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Contact: Sara Uttech
suttech@agronomy.org
608-268-4948
American Society of Agronomy
Source:Eurekalert  

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