Synchrony of Nutrient Release and Plant Demand: Nature of Plant Litter, Soil Environment and Farmer Management Options.

TitleSynchrony of Nutrient Release and Plant Demand: Nature of Plant Litter, Soil Environment and Farmer Management Options.
Publication TypeBook Chapter
Year of Publication1997
AuthorsMyers B, van Noordwijk M, Vityakon P
ContactAuthorasb@cgiar.org
Book TitlePlant Litter Decomposition.
Chapter17
Pagination215 - 229
PublisherCABI
CityWallingford, UK.
Call NumberBC0082-04
Keywordsdemand, nutrient, plant, soil, supply, synchrony
AbstractSynchrony refers to the matching, through time, of nutrient availability and crop demand. When supply demands do not match, there may be periods of plant nutrient deficiency as well as periods of temporary surplus, even if total supply equals total demand. Lack of synchrony is of concern in two situations: when the supply comes too late for the demand, and when the supply comes earlier than the demand in a situation where available nutrients in excess of current plant demand are at risk of loss from the system or of being converts into unavailable forms.
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