Towards a New Concept of Sustainable Plant Nutrition

Document Type : Note


1 Soil and Water Dept., Kafrelsheikh Uni.

2 Estonian Crop Research Institute J. Aamisepa 1, Jogeva alevik, 48309, Jogevamaa, Estonia

3 University of Rostock, Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Justus-von-Liebig-Weg 6, 18059 Rostock, Germany

4 Institute for Crop and Soil Science, Julius Kühn-Institut, Bundesallee 69, 38116 Braunschweig, Germany


Plant nutrition is considered one of the most important plant sciences dealing with plant productivity and hence has a great role in global food security. The proper nutrition of cultivated plants in its time, source, amount, and place is the guarantee for this satisfied production. Therefore, the science of plant nutrition is an increasingly important area in plant sciences, which has direct and indirect link with human health. The concept of plant nutrition has been changed from investigation of the application, translocation and metabolism of nutrients by plants into the "engineering" of these applied nutrients for human health. So, it has been established that "feed the soil to feed the human". Thus, recent developments in the field of plant nutrition have led to a renewed interest in the relationship between plant nutrition and human health. Therefore, this is an introduction to highlight on the new book series "Sustainable Plant Nutrition under a Changing World", which will be published by Springer Nature. This book series will focus on advance issues in plant nutrition under stressful environments starting with the changing in global climate and reaching to the production of cultivated crops biofortified with desirable nutrients like iodine, and selenium.


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