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Nutrient Elements in Grassland
by David Whitehead

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This book is an essential reference source covering the chemical elements that are nutrients for plants or grazing animals. It deals with the concentrations and transformations of these elements in soils, grassland plants, and ruminant animals, particularly cattle and sheep.

For each element, the following data are given:

  • forms occurring in soil
  • factors that affect availability and concentration
  • uptake and distribution in grassland plants
  • role in animal nutrition
  • amounts and forms excreted by grazing animals
  • concentrations needed by ruminant animals

Ideal for all involved in soil science, environmental science, plant science and animal nutrition.


  • Introduction
  • Amounts, Sources and Availability of Nutrient Elements in Soils
  • Uptake and Concentrations of Nutrient Elements in Grassland Herbage
  • Nutrient Elements in Ruminant Animals
  • Nitrogen
  • Phosphorus
  • Sulphur
  • Macronutrient Cations: Potassium, Sodium, Calcium and Magnesium
  • Micronutrient Cations: Iron, Manganese, Zinc, Copper and Cobalt
  • The Nutrient Halogens: Chlorine and Iodine
  • Boron, Molybdenum and Selenium

About the Author

from the Department of Soil Science, University of Reading, UK


Submitted by: New Zealand Journal of Agricultural Research, 2003

"This book will be of great value to everyone studying, investigating or advising on the management of grazed pastures."

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Additional information

ISBN13: 9780851994376
Format: Hardback
Pages: 384
Language: English
Published: 2000

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