Journal of Plant Nutrition Impact Factor & Information

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Journal description

This authoritative journal serves as a comprehensive, convenient source of new and important findings exploring the influence of currently known essential and nonessential elements on plant physiology and growth - offering prompt publication of outstanding original research and review papers in this vital area of plant and soil science. Includes special symposium issues that focus on essential nutrients, heavy metals, and trace elements! Refereed by an internationally renowned editorial board ensuring the high level of scholarship, the Journal of Plant Nutrition provides insightful coverage of nutritional topics, such as hydroponics nutrient requirements for greenhouse crops container production media analysis of pine bark, peat, and artificial media floriculture production vegetable crop production fruit crop production ornamental production tropical crops foliage plants agronomic crops forestry and much more!

Current impact factor: 0.54

Impact Factor Rankings

2015 Impact Factor Available summer 2015
2013 / 2014 Impact Factor 0.536
2012 Impact Factor 0.526
2011 Impact Factor 0.641
2010 Impact Factor 0.726
2009 Impact Factor 0.512
2008 Impact Factor 0.569
2007 Impact Factor 0.593
2006 Impact Factor 0.441
2005 Impact Factor 0.497
2004 Impact Factor 0.462
2003 Impact Factor 0.43
2002 Impact Factor 0.593
2001 Impact Factor 0.577
2000 Impact Factor 0.543
1999 Impact Factor 0.48
1998 Impact Factor 0.583
1997 Impact Factor 0.385
1996 Impact Factor 0.401
1995 Impact Factor 0.422
1994 Impact Factor 0.589
1993 Impact Factor 0.53
1992 Impact Factor 0.555

Impact factor over time

Impact factor

Additional details

5-year impact 0.85
Cited half-life 0.00
Immediacy index 0.08
Eigenfactor 0.00
Article influence 0.21
Website Journal of Plant Nutrition website
Other titles Journal of plant nutrition (Online), Journal of plant nutrition
ISSN 0190-4167
OCLC 50775705
Material type Document, Periodical, Internet resource
Document type Internet Resource, Computer File, Journal / Magazine / Newspaper

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Publications in this journal

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    Journal of Plant Nutrition 01/2047; 27(11-11):2047-2066. DOI:10.1081/PLN-200030112
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    ABSTRACT: The aim of the study was to examine effect of foliar titanium (Ti) application on vigor, fruiting, and quality and fruit storability of apple (Malus domestica Borkh.) trees. The experiment was carried out during 2000–2001 on mature “Szampion” apple trees/M.26 planted in a course-textured soil with a low level of organic matter and optimal status of nutrients. The trees were sprayed with TiCl4 solution: (1) before blooming, at the stage of green and pink bud; (2) during blooming, at the beginning of flowering and the petal fall; (3) after blooming, 1 and 3 weeks after petal fall; and (4) before fruit picking, 4 and 2 weeks before commercial harvest. In each spray, Ti was applied at a rate of 2.5 g ha. Trees sprayed with water served as a control. The results showed that foliar Ti sprays had no effect on vigor, fruit set, yielding, and appearance and apple storability. Foliar Ti application after flowering increased leaf Ti 30, 60, and 90 days after full bloom. Titanium sprays before harvest enhanced status of this element in fruit and leaves 90 days after bloom. Concentrations of essential macro- and microelements in leaf and fruit tissues were not affected by foliar Ti sprays. These results indicate that foliar Ti sprays of apple trees are not beneficial under conditions of optimal nutrition.
    Journal of Plant Nutrition 01/2033; 27(11):2033-2046. DOI:10.1081/PLN-200030108
  • Journal of Plant Nutrition 01/2019; 27(11):2019-2032. DOI:10.1081/PLN-200030106
  • Journal of Plant Nutrition 12/2015;
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    ABSTRACT: The aim of the study was to examine effects of fall sprays of nitrogen (N), boron (B) and zinc (Zn) on nutrition, reproductive response, and fruit quality of tart cherry (Prunus cerasus L.). The experiment was conducted during 2008–2010 in Poland on mature ‘Schattenmorelle’ sour cherry trees, planted at a spacing of 4.0 × 1.5 m on a coarse-textured soil with low level of organic matter, and adequate reaction and availabilities of macro- and micronutrients. Tart cherries were sprayed with boric acid-B, ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid (EDTA)-Zn, and urea-N at 40–50 d prior to initiation of leaf fall according to following schema: (i) spray of N at a rate of 23 kg ha−1; (ii) spray of B and Zn at doses of 1.1 kg ha−1 and 0.5 kg ha−1, respectively; and (iii) spray of N, B, and Zn at the same rates as in the above spray combinations. The trees sprayed with water were served as the control. The results showed that postharvest spray treatments had no effect on defoliation, cold damage of flower buds, fruit set, yielding, plant N status, mean fruit weight, and soluble solids concentration in fruit. Postharvest sprays of B and Zn with or without N enhanced status of Zn and B in fall leaves, and B in flowers but had no impact on levels of the above micronutrients in summer leaves. Leaf-absorbed B was withdrawn in the fall, whereas Zn was immobile. It is concluded that postharvest B sprays can be recommended to increase B status in flowers of tart cherry, whereas fall sprays of urea-N and Zn are not able to improve plant nutrition of those nutrients the following season.
    Journal of Plant Nutrition 07/2015; 38(9). DOI:10.1080/01904167.2015.1009095
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    ABSTRACT: The use of phosphate solubilising bacteria as inoculants increases plant phosphorus (P) uptake and thus crop yield. Strains from the genera Rhizobium are among the most powerful phosphate solubilizing microorganisms. In order to study efficiency in P uptake and nitrogen (N2) fixation, forty-two rhizobia strains natively from Tunisian soils were studied in symbiosis with Cicer aritenium variety i.e Béja1 frequently cultivated in Tunisia. Plants were inoculated separately with these strains under controlled conditions in perlite under tow source of P i.e. soluble monopotassium phosphate (KH2PO4) and insoluble P dicalcium phosphate (Ca2HPO4). At flowering stage, growth, nodulation, P uptake and N2 fixation were assessed in all symbiotic combinations.The results showed that the S27 strain efficiently mobilized P into plants as a significant increase of plant P content was observed when soil is supplied with insoluble P (Ca2 PO4). This was associated with a significant increase of plant biomass, nodule number and N content under insoluble P conditions. Additionally, inoculation with Mesorhizobium strains S27 significantly increased acid phosphatase activity in roots supplied with insoluble P. The results suggest that under low P availability, significant correlations were found between plant P content and the acid phosphatase activity. This result suggests that acid phosphatases contribute to increasing P use efficiency that is confirmed through field. In fact, all parameters increased for chickpea plants inoculated with dufferent rhizobia strain particularly under P supply phosphorus pentoxide (P2O5). Overall, these findings postulate that rhizobial inoculation should not only be based on the effectiveness of strains regarding N fixation potential, but also to more valuable traits such as P solubilisation potential.
    Journal of Plant Nutrition 07/2015;
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    ABSTRACT: The growth and essential oil (EO) production of parsley were evaluated in response to salinity and nutrient solution concentrations in a soilless culture. Parsley plants that were 60 days old were potted in a coconut fiber and peat moss medium and were treated with 4 different nutrient solutions, including T1, T2, T3 and T4. The T1 nutrient solution was the standard, the T2 and T3 solutions contained incremental macronutrient concentrations with an electrical conductivity (EC) of up to 2.2 and 3.2 dS m−1, respectively, and the T4 solution was the same as T2 but with sodium chloride (NaCl) and an incremental macronutrient concentration with an EC of 3.2 dS m−1. Next, these plants were grown for 90 days in a greenhouse with natural daylight in Nador, Morocco. Shoot and root growth significant decreased with increasing EC. However, the salinity that resulted from the addition of NaCl did not affect plant growth in the nutrient solutions. The optimum obtained growth and EO production were 1.2 and 2.2 dS m1, respectively. Consequently, the optimum EC value (based on the EO production) of parsley in the soilless culture was 1.2–2.2 dS m−1.
    Journal of Plant Nutrition 07/2015; Accepted author version posted online: 06 Jul 2015. DOI:10.1080/01904167.2015.1061552
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    ABSTRACT: Conventional over-fertilization in green leafy vegetables has promoted the need for alternative nitrogen management practices. A novel slow-release fertilizer, coated with inorganic minerals, was developed in our lab. The membrane structural characteristics and nitrogen release profile of the product were systematically studied. Furthermore, different fertilization treatments were prepared to study the potential nitrogen use efficiency in Brassica chinensis L., cultivated under open field and greenhouse cultivation patterns. With a relatively smooth surface, coating layer of the newly developed fertilizer stacked by bonded multi-layer of polyaryl polymethylene isocyanate was formed by tightly arraying solid phosphate rock powder granules. After immersing the fertilizer in water, there was about 13% nitrogen released after 24 h and 30% of nitrogen released in 7 days. Moreover, the fertilizer significantly enhanced the yield of Brassica chinensis L. by 28.2%. Nitrogen use efficiency of vegetables treated with the fertilizer was much higher than that of conventional fertilization.
    Journal of Plant Nutrition 06/2015; DOI:10.1080/01904167.2015.1050508
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    ABSTRACT: Influence of different phosphorus (P) sources on growth, yield and oil quality of linola was evaluated when randomized in complete block design using three replications. Treatments were control (No P), hydropriming, soil phosphorus (50 kg ha-1), seed inoculation with phosphate solubilizing bacteria (PSB, Bacillus spp.) and seed priming with single super phosphate (2%) alone and combined with reduced soil phosphorus (25 kg P ha-1). Among treatments, hydropriming and seed inoculation reduced seedling 50% and mean emergence time with highest emergence index, seedling fresh and dry weights and chlorophyll contents. Seed inoculation with soil P (25 kg ha-1) produced highest seeds per capsule, 100-seed weight, seed and biological yield, harvest index. Maximum oil percentage, low protein contents and high cost benefit ratio with net economic returns were also found for seed inoculation combined with soil phosphorus. Nonetheless, soil phosphorus application can be reduced when seed inoculation with PSB is employed.
    Journal of Plant Nutrition 06/2015;
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    ABSTRACT: The distribution in soil and plant uptake of zinc (Zn) and lead (Pb) as influenced by pine bark-goat manure (PBG) compost additions were investigated from the soils artificially contaminated with Zn or Pb ions using maize (Zea mays L.) as a test crop. Soils were amended with four rates of pine bark-goat manure compost (0, 50, 100, and 200 tons ha−1) and four rates (0, 300, 600 and 1200 mg kg−1) of Zn or Pb. Maize was planted and grown for 42 days. At harvest, plants samples were analyzed for Zn and Pb concentration. Soils samples were analyzed for pH, extractable and diethylene triamine pentaacetic acid (DTPA) extractable Zn and Pb. Extractable Zn and Pb was lower in PBG compost amended soils than in unamended soils and steadily declined with increasing amount of compost applied. The extractable fraction for Zn dropped by 62.2, 65.0 and 44.6% for 300, 600 and 1200 mg Zn kg−1, respectively when 200 t ha−1 of PBG compost was applied. Metal uptake by maize plants were directly related to the rate of applied heavy metal ions with greater concentrations of metals ions found where metal ions were added to non-amended soils.
    Journal of Plant Nutrition 05/2015; DOI:10.1080/01904167.2015.1047519
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    ABSTRACT: Recovery and recycling of plant nutrients from municipal sewage effluent (SE) can reduce consumption of costly chemical fertilizers, besides reducing eutrophication of water bodies. Field experiment was conducted on Vertisol of central India for six years with the objective of quantifying recovery of major plant nutrients by aboveground biomass of wheat-soybean cropping system from untreated SE. Wheat crop was grown with irrigation (groundwater and sewage effluent) and fertilizer treatments; while soybean was grown without any treatments. Recoveries of nitrogen (N), phosphorus P) and potassium (K) by the aboveground biomass were considerably more from SE than from fertilizers and manures. Recovery of nutrients from SE was the highest by wheat grain for N and by soybean straw for P and K. Straw biomass of both the crops recovered about 31% N, 22% P and 69% K from SE, which can be recycled back into agricultural land of groundwater (GW) irrigated as well as rainfed area.
    Journal of Plant Nutrition 05/2015; DOI:10.1080/01904167.2015.1043381
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    ABSTRACT: Boron (B) requirement and its interaction with liming for eucalyptus plantations in sandy soils of Brazilian Pampa are poorly understood. Aiming to diminish this gap, seedlings of Eucalyptus urograndis were grown in pots with Arenosol fertilized with B at rates 0.0, 1.0, 2.5, 5.0 and 10.0 mg B dm−3, with and without liming. Results of shoot and root dry matter and stem diameter did not evidence the necessity of B fertilization. With the exception of the 1.0 mg B dm−3+lime, all other B-fertilized treatments promoted visual symptoms of toxicity, which were partially mitigated by liming. Liming exacerbated the B loss by leaching, but after five months, limed soils had higher content of available B and their plants had higher B concentration in shoots and roots. For our conditions, application of ≥2.5 mg B dm−3 can cause serious toxic injuries to plants and enlarge dramatically the B losses leaching.
    Journal of Plant Nutrition 05/2015; DOI:10.1080/01904167.2015.1047517
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    ABSTRACT: Water and fertilizer are the two main factors promoting the rapid growth of tea plants (Camellia sinensis). Using two-year-old rooted cutting of Wuniuzao (Camellia sinensis) as experimental materials, “311-B” D-saturation optimization design was carried out using 5, 4, and 4 levels of irrigation regimes, fertilizer Nitrogen, and fertilizer Phosphorus, with six replications. The raw date obtained was used of quadratic regression fitting for the plant height, new-tip length and dry matter weight. The coupling effects of these three factors (nitrogen (N0, water, and phosphorus (P)) on dry matter weight were significant. The effect order of single factor on dry matter weight was N>water>P, while the interactive effect order on the dry matter weight was N and water>P and water>N and P. An optimal combination with 0.485 g·pot−1 N, 0.274 g·pot−1 P, and once every 4-5 days of watering was proposed for the highest tea dry matter yield.
    Journal of Plant Nutrition 05/2015; DOI:10.1080/01904167.2015.1047521
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    ABSTRACT: The influence of foliar application of 1% urea and four rates of urea (100, 200, 300 and 400 g tree−1) as soil application (deep fertilizer placement) were studied on leaf nutrients concentrations, yield and fruit quality of ‘Malas e Torsh e Saveh’ pomegranate (Punica granatum L.) during 2010 and 2011 growing seasons. Trees that received 300 and 400 g urea as soil application showed positive significant response on fruit yield, average fruit weight, aril weight percent of fruit, 100 arils weight, fruit diameter and TSS. Foliar application of urea had also significant effects on average fruit weight, aril weight percent of fruit and 100 arils weight. Nitrogen concentration increased linearly in leaves with the increase in rate of urea-applied. According to results, deep soil application of urea under the conditions of this study was more effective on pomegranate fruit yield and quality characters than foliar application of urea.
    Journal of Plant Nutrition 05/2015; DOI:10.1080/01904167.2015.1047525
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    ABSTRACT: To study the effects of progressive drought stress on photosystem II behavior of wild (Spantaneum) and cultivated barley (Morocco), different levels of soil water availability, including control, moderate, mild, and severe water stress (70%, 50%, 30%, and 10% water holding capacity of soil, respectively) and rehydration were used. Polyphasic OJIP fluorescence transient of Morocco plants exhibited a considerable increase in fluorescence intensity at O, J, and I steps under mild and severe stress relative to slight increase in wild barley. Values of fluorescence parameters and quantum efficiencies, including minimal fluorescence, relative variable fluorescence at phase J and I, maximal quantum yield of photosystem II (PSII), performance index, electron transport yield, and excitation transfer efficiency were influenced by water stress in both genotypes. These parameters were significantly less affected in wild barley by progressive drought stress compared to Morocco. After re-watering, both genotypes were able to restore from severe drought in most of the traits. Based on our findings, highly correlated values of relative water content (RWC) and independent JIP-test parameters (P
    Journal of Plant Nutrition 05/2015; DOI:10.1080/01904167.2015.1047522
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    ABSTRACT: Field experiments were conducted in 2006-07 and 2007-08 to evaluate the effects of three calcium carbide (CaC2) based formulations (slow release sources of acetylene and ethylene) - matrix-1 [(M-1)(21% CaC2, 58% polyethylene and 21% plaster of paris)], matrix-2 [(M-2)(42% CaC2, 48% polyethylene and 10% plaster of paris)] and paint coated [(PC)(35% CaC2, 44% paint and 21% plaster of paris)] - on nitrification inhibition; growth, yield and nitrogen (N)-uptake of wheat. All the three CaC2 formulations (CCF,s) inhibited nitrification, reduced plant height, and improved N-uptake, spike bearing tillers, 1000-grains weight and yield of Inqulab-91 and Bhakhar-02 wheat cultivars. Increase in grain yield was found maximum (22% over the control) with M-1 applied at 30 kg CaC2 ha−1; followed by M-2 and PC. Furthermore, CaC2 significantly reduced lodging in Bhakhar-02 plots. It is concluded that grain yield of wheat can be enhanced by the application of CaC2 formulations particularly M-1 along with NPK fertilizers.
    Journal of Plant Nutrition 05/2015; DOI:10.1080/01904167.2015.1047520