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ERIC Number: EJ843113
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 12
ISSN: ISSN-1059-9053
Combating Human Micronutrient Deficiencies through Soil Management Practices that Enhance Bioavailability of Nutrients to Plants
O'Meara, Mary
Journal of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Education, v38 p148-151 2009
Micronutrient malnutrition affects the health and well being of 3 billion people globally. Identifying means to improve the micronutrient density in the edible portions of crops is an important way to combat nutrient deficiencies. By studying how plants obtain micronutrients from the soil, we can develop methods to enhance uptake. Although more research is necessary, important farming methods include micronutrient and biofertilizers, crop rotations, organic matter management, and irrigation water fortification. (Contains 1 figure and 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Africa; Asia; China; Finland