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Nearly all the chemical elements that make up living things are mineral elements, the ultimate source of which is rock weathered into soil. The plant physiologist must horticulturist and forester meet problems almost daily which require for their solution specific knowledge dialing with the mineral nutrition of many kinds of plants, and lastly the fertilizer manufacturer, who is called upon to supply the mineral nutrients.
Mineral Nutrition of Plants explains that plant roots "mine" these nutrient elements from their inorganic substrate and introduce them into the realms of living things. The text is accessible both to undergraduate students in the plant Physiology, agronomy, horticulture and environmental studies and to researchers in these and other plant biological fields.