Author(s): Alloway, B.J.
Publisher(s): International Zinc Association (IZA), IFA, Second Edition, Brussels, Belgium and Paris, France, October 2008
Format(s): HARDCOPY, PDF
Number of pages: 136
Zinc (Zn) is an essential micronutrient but Zinc deficiency appears to be the most widespread and frequent micronutrient deficiency problem in crops worldwide particularly in countries such as India, China, Pakistan and Turkey where soils are low in available Zn, and cereals are the major source of calorie intake. It is, therefore, highly important to develop cost-effective and quick solutions to the Zn deficiency problem.
A basic knowledge of the dynamics of Zn in soils, understanding of the uptake and transport of Zn in plant systems and characterizing the response of plants to Zn deficiency are essential steps in achieving sustainable solutions to the problem of Zn deficiency in plants and humans.