Sulfur: A Missing Link Between Soils, Crops, and Nutrition

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Joseph Jez, American Society of Agronomy
ASA-CSSA-SSSA, 2008 - Science - 323 pages
A current snapshot of the relationship between sulfur and nutrition in crops, animals, and humans. Readers will benefit from an up-to-date analysis of how the environmental sulfur cycle relates to specific crops and their nutritional needs. Chapters in this book also explore the interplay between sulfur and the dietary needs of animals and humans. Previous books have focused mainly on the molecular biology and biochemistry of sulfur metabolism and have not examined the central role of this nutrient as a link between crop yield and quality, animal feed value, and human diet.
 

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Contents

Sulfur Nutrition of Crops in the IndoGangetic
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Soil Sulfur Cycling in Temperate Agricultural Systems 25
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Availability of Sulfur to Crops from Soil and Other Sources
59
Sulfur and Cysteine Metabolism
83
Sulfur Response Based on Crop Source
105
Sulfur Management for Soybean Production
117
Sulfur in a Fertilizer Program for Corn
143
Sulfur Nutrition and Wheat Quality
153
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Evaluation of the Relative Significance of Sulfur
219
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Plant Sulfur Compounds and Human Health
281
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Subject Index
313

Sulfur and Marketable Yield of Potato
171
Sulfur Its Role in Onion Production and Related Alliums
183

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