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TitleTeaming with Nutrients: The Organic Gardener's Guide to Optimizing Plant Nutrition
LanguageEnglish
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Table of Contents
                            Foreword by Dr. Mike Amaranthus
Acknowledgments
Introduction
ONE
The Plant Cell
TWO
Some Basic Chemistry
THREE
Botany for Plant Nutrition
FOUR
The Nutrients
FIVE
Water Movement through Plants
SIX
Nutrient Movement through Plants
SEVEN
The Molecules of Life
EIGHT
The Importance of Soil Testing
NINE
Factors Influencing Nutrient Availability
TEN
What and When to Feed Plants
Epilogue
Resources
Glossary
Index
Photo and Illustration Credits
                        
Document Text Contents
Page 137

KEY POINTS

Water in the soil

During transpiration

Root pressure

The apoplastic pathway

The waterproof Casparian

The symplastic pathway

Water and the nutrients

Phloem sieve tubes

Page 138

SIX Nutrient Movement through
Plants

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and stomata, 93
wood ashes, 208
woody plants: acidic soils for, 185; bark (periderm), 84;

cell walls of, 26; cork, 84; fertilizing, 220; Law of
Return and, 167; lignin and, 26, 79–80; maple and
birch sap, 82, 148; mycorrhizal fungi and, 212;
number of cells in a tree, 225; rings in trees, 127;
root endodermis, 26; secondary cell walls, 26;
tracheids in symnosperms, 79; vessel elements in
hardwoods, 79

xylem, 18, 27, 29, 71, 78–79, 87, 92, 93, 126, 127, 132,
149, 152, 236; environmental conditions and,
127; movement of water through, 80–82, 93, 121,
126–27, 131, 147–49, 153; sap and, 147–49, 150

zinc (Zn), 18, 66, 111, 114, 163; applying, methods, 219;
biofertilizers for, 211, 212; deficiency, 110, 112,
113; factors influencing availability, 185, 191; as
micronutrient, 94, 97, 109–10, 120; mobility, 112,
115, 120, 189, 193; movement into and around
the plant, 141, 142, 145; mycorrhizal fungi and,
137, 222; root uptake, 89, 135, 136, 150

Page 274

PHOTO AND ILLUSTRATION CREDITS



Michael Amaranthus, Mycorrhizae.com, pages 136, 211
Jeremy Burgess, Science Photo Library, page 226
Dave Carlson Studios, Carlson-Art.com, pages 23, 30, 37 (right), 43, 45, 48, 50,

86, 91
Alessandro Catenazzi, page 207
Markus Dubach, U.S. Department of Agriculture, page 210
Steve Hillebrand, page 209
Judith Hoersting, pages 170, 187, 219
Tom Hoffman Graphic Design, pages 56, 57, 59, 65, 159
Louisa Howard, Dartmouth Electron Microscope Facility, pages 77, 81
Louisa Howard and Charles Daghlian, Dartmouth Electron Microscope Facility,

page 82
Dennis Kunkel Microscopy, Inc., pages 2, 24, 25, 44, 74, 76, 79, 85
Kari Lounatmaa, Science Photo Library, pages 39, 41
Darius Malinowski, page 196
Arthur Mount, pages 101, 103, 128, 144, 182
Arthur Mount, based on illustration by Tom Hoffman, pages 14, 113
Pietro M. Motta and Tomonori Naguro, Photo Researchers, Inc., page 37 (left)
Markus Nolf, page 46
Gary Raham, Biostration.com, pages 27, 29, 35, 42, 78, 116, 124, 130
Hermann Schillers and Dr. H. Oberleithner, Science Photo Library, page 33
U.S. Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service, page

212
U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration, page 199
Keith Weller, page 87
Laken Wright, pages 142, 161

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