Journal of Plant Nutrition (J PLANT NUTR)

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):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
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    ABSTRACT: Management practices have significant effects on crop micronutrient contents. This study examined effects of applying chemical fertilizers of nitrogen (N), phosphorus (P), and potassium (K) (NPK), alone or supplemented with straw or manure, under a wheat-maize cropping system in a 18-year experiment, on the crops’ iron (Fe), manganese (Mn), copper (Cu), and zinc (Zn) contents throughout the crops’ development. The micronutrient contents of both wheat and maize were above critical values during vegetative development, but Zn contents of maize ear leaves were sub-sufficient under all treatments. The wheat grain Mn, Cu, and Zn contents were lower under fertilized treatments than in unfertilized controls. Nutrient balance calculations showed that NPK application alone or with straw resulted in deficits of the four micronutrients, but not application of NPK supplemented with manure. Hence, application of micronutrients, such as Zn, through organic or inorganic fertilizers is recommended for this cropping system.
    Journal of Plant Nutrition 04/2015; 38(5). DOI:10.1080/01904167.2014.957390
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    ABSTRACT: A pot trial with acid yellow-brown soil was conducted to investigate the effects of molybdenum (Mo) and phosphorus (P) fertilizers on cold resistances of winter wheat. Molybdenum was applied at two rates (0 and 0.15 mg Mo kg−1 soil) and P at four rates [0, 100, 200, and 300 mg phosphorus pentoxide (P2O5) kg−1 soil] in experiment 1. Both Mo and P fertilizers were applied at two rates (0 and 0.15 mg Mo kg−1 soil; 0, 150 mg P2O5 kg−1 soil) in experiment 2. Seed yield, soluble sugar, water-soluble protein, ascorbic acid (AsA), malondialdehyde (MDA), and abscisic acid (ABA) concentrations were studied. The results indicated that Mo and P fertilizer increased seed yield, soluble sugar, water-soluble protein, and AsA but decreased the MDA. It implied that appropriate Mo applied with P application had beneficial effects on increasing seed yield and enhancing the cold resistance ability through changing biological substances concentration in winter wheat.
    Journal of Plant Nutrition 04/2015; 38(5). DOI:10.1080/01904167.2014.939289
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    ABSTRACT: Zinc (Zn) deficiency is common among crops grown in the tropics in acid and weathered soils. In response, the use of amino-acids (AAs) to increase the uptake of this nutrient has been increasing dramatically in recent years. Nevertheless, there is a scarcity of results reported on the effect of applying AAs and adequate quantities of Zn on alfalfa grown under tropical edaphoclimatic conditions. Therefore, a greenhouse experiment was conducted with a completely randomized block in a factorial scheme (4×2) of four Zn rates of 0, 4, 8, and 16 mg kg−1) with and without spraying of AAs during the sprouting phase, to study the effects on the shoot dry weight (SDW) yield, nutritional state, physiological parameters, and soil fertility. The harvests were repeated over time (three cuts). The SDW yield was significantly influenced up to a rate of 4.0 mg kg−1 of Zn, after which it stabilized. Independent of the Zn rate, the application of AAs did not influence the SDW yield. Based on the averages for the three cuts, only the Zn rates altered the photosynthesis and chlorophyll content, with no effect of the AAs. The concentrations of Zn in the soil extracted by the Mehlich 1 and diethylenetraminepenta acetic acid (DTPA)- triethanolamine (TEA) methods were strongly and significantly correlated (r = 0.99, P ≤ 0.05) with the Zn rates and the Zn concentrations in the plant tissue. The agronomic, physiological, and zinc use efficiencies diminished with increased Zn rates, while the inverse occurred with the Zn efficiency index.
    Journal of Plant Nutrition 04/2015; 38(5). DOI:10.1080/01904167.2014.944710
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    ABSTRACT: The aim of this study was to determine how phosphorus (P) concentration affects growth, concentration and distribution of nutrients in Leucospermum cordifolium ‘Flame Spike’ (Proteaceae). The trials were performed at the School of Agriculture (ETSIA) of the University of La Laguna (28° 28′ 43′′ N, 16° 19′ 7′′ W) with 64 plants (1-year-old) grown for 12 months in silica sand, fed with nutrient solutions containing different levels of Pi (5, 10, 15 and 20 mg L−1). At 6, 9, and 12 months, whole plants were taken from each experimental unit and divided into root, stem (main, first, second, and third growth) and leaves (adult, first, second, and third growth), which were measured, weighed, and analyzed. The data enabled a nutritional diagnosis, including the limiting P concentrations and nutrient interactions. P concentrations above 5 mg L−1 caused a reduction in growth, which in the third samples was significant (P −1 P attained similar dry weights (P > 0.05). Some young leaves showed a certain degree of chlorosis, probably due to iron (Fe) deficiency. Fully developed young leaves (YFEL) were suitable for nutritional diagnosis of P, and the P concentration of the nutrient solution affected the foliar manganese (Mn) concentration. This latter factor was related to the zinc (Zn) concentration in the roots.
    Journal of Plant Nutrition 04/2015; 38(5). DOI:10.1080/01904167.2014.936614
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    ABSTRACT: The application of conservative agricultural practices such as crop rotation, shallow tillage, and organic fertilizer could usefully sustain crop yield and increase soil fertility, thus playing an important role in the sustainable agriculture. This study was conducted to determine the effects of conservative agronomic practices on yield and quality of wheat. The effects of these practices on soil fertility were further investigated in this four-year study (2005–2008). Two cropping systems, durum wheat in continuous cropping, and in two-year rotation with leguminous crops, were investigated at Foggia (Southern Italy) in rain-fed conditions. Within each cropping system, two levels of crop management were compared: i) conventional, characterized by a higher soil tillage management and mineral fertilizers application; ii) conservative, with a lower soil tillage management and organic-mineral fertilizers. The seasonal weather greatly affected the wheat yield and quality, inducing lower production in years that were characterized by unfavorable climatic conditions. This trend was found when the conventional treatment was applied, both in continuous cropping and rotations. The effects of cropping systems and crop management pointed out the positive role played by the leguminous crops (common vetch and chickpea) in crop rotation. This introduction improved wheat yield in rotation (6.47% compared to the continuous cropping), improved grain protein content (5.88%), and reduced the productive gap between conventional and conservative treatments (9.24 and 14.14% of the wheat in rotation and continuous cropping, respectively). Conversely, the effects of cropping systems and crop management on soil fertility were not very high, since the differences found at the end of the study in total nitrogen values were poor. However, total organic carbon (16.04 and 17.58% for cropping system and crop management, respectively) and available phosphorus values (11.30 and 7.43%) depend on root organic matter contribution, plant biomass residues, and fertilizations. The suitable crop rotation and the sustainable crop management appear important agronomical practices to improve yield and quality of wheat, and may reduce the environmental risks resulting from conventional intensive cropping systems.
    Journal of Plant Nutrition 03/2015; 38(4). DOI:10.1080/01904167.2014.988356
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    ABSTRACT: The effect of increasing chloride content in nutrient solution on nutrient composition in root environment, interaction of nutrients in leaves and yield of greenhouse tomato cv. ‘Grace F1’ grown in rockwool were searched. In Experiment I (2004–2005) the levels of 15, 30, 60, and 90 mg Cl·L−1 but in Experiment II (2006) 30, 60, 90 and 120 mg Cl·L−1 of nutrient solution were tested. The sources of chloride were water (9.6–10.7 mg Cl·L−1) and calcium chloride (CaCl2·2H2O) but the rest of nutrients and sodium in all treatments were on the same levels. It was found that increasing content of chloride from 15 to 60 mg Cl·L−1 enhanced the total and marketable fruit yield. Within the range of 60 to 90 mg Cl·L−1 the yield was on the optimum level but the content of 120 mg Cl·L−1 declined it. Increasing chloride content in the nutrient solutions was reflected in rising of chlorine content in leaves. The concentration of chloride above 60 mg C·L−1 reduced the content of nitrogen but above 90 mg C·L−1 declined the content of calcium, sulfur and zinc in leaves. The antagonism between Cl:N, Cl:Ca: Cl:S and Cl:Zn was appeared. More variable interaction were between Cl:K and Cl:B. At the low levels of chloride, from 15 to 60 mg Cl·L−1, potassium and boron content were decreased but at the higher ones, from 90 to 120 mg·L−1, these nutrients had increasing course. It was not found out the effect of chloride contents on macro and microelement contents in nutrient solution emitted from drippers however their content upraising in root medium (rockwool). The highest increase was found out for Na 95.1 and 64.9 % (Exp. I and II - respectively), next for Ca (76.0, 70.1 %), Cu (62.5 and 71.0 %), Cl (43.6, 24.4), B (33.3, 21.0 %), N-NO3 (30.4, 49.6 %), Zn (29.5, 32.8 %), S-SO4 (25.9, 25.5 %), K (24.5, 24.1 %), Fe (19.8, 19.2 %), Mn (17.5, 21.3 %) and Mg (14.9, 11.7). Advantageous effect of chloride on tomato yield justified the need to introduce for the practice adequate chlorine nutrition, and recommend to maintain 60 to 90 mg Cl·L−1 in nutrient solution. The best yield appeared when content of chlorine in leaves (8th or 9th leaf from the top) was in the range 0.48-0.60 % of Cl in d. m.
    Journal of Plant Nutrition 02/2015; 38(3). DOI:10.1080/01904167.2014.934466
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    ABSTRACT: Nutrient supply is important for yield and quality of canola (Brassica napus L.) crop production. A controlled study was conducted to determine the effects of nitrogen (N), phosphorus (P), and zinc (Zn) supply and their interactions on yield and accumulation of four microelements in canola grain. Results showed that seed yield increased 1.45 to 5 times by increasing N and up to 24.4% by increasing P supply, with significant N-by-P interactions. Nitrogen-by-Zn interaction also exhibited large effects on grain metal concentrations, with increased iron (Fe) and copper (Cu) as increasing N supply, and decreased Mn concentration at all N supply levels above 0 N. Zinc concentration was decreased at low N and increased at high N levels compared to 0 N. Increasing P supply reduced grain Fe and Zn accumulations, but had no effect on Mn and Cu. Overall, this study revealed that canola yield and micronutrient accumulations can be improved by appropriate nutrient supply.
    Journal of Plant Nutrition 02/2015; 38(3). DOI:10.1080/01904167.2014.963121
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    ABSTRACT: Some legume species are able to utilize phosphorus (P) from sparingly soluble P sources benefiting companion crops or those following in the rotation. Lupinus albus, Vicia villosa, and a mixture of eleven annual pasture legumes were used in olive orchards as mulched cover crops as a means of increasing the soil P availability. By soil testing and growing bioindicator P plants in the next season, it was possible to detect a slight but consistent increase in soil P availability. The results indicated that the increase in soil P availability was mainly due to the mineralization of the high P content legume residues, rather than the direct effect in the rhizosphere of the living plants. The results also suggested that the good adaptation of white lupine to low P environments might be due to a high internal P use efficiency of this species, producing high dry matter yields with low P concentration in their tissues.
    Journal of Plant Nutrition 02/2015; DOI:10.1080/01904167.2015.1009104
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    ABSTRACT: The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of experimental amendments on yields of Trifolium subterraneum L., Pisum arvense L., and Lolium multiflorum Lam., and on soil characteristics. A two-year research was carried out comparing anaerobic digestate (AD) and olive-pomace compost (OPC) with mineral fertilizer (Min), commercial organic-mineral fertilizer (Org-min), and unfertilized control (Cont). Anaerobic digestate and OPC were firstly analyzed for their chemical characteristics. The most important parameters were recorded and soil properties were investigated. Anaerobic digestate showed the highest dry weight for ryegrass, the best yield in pea, and good level of dry matter in clover. Good responses were achieved by OPC. Anaerobic digestate increased total soil organic carbon by 14.4, 8.1 and 7.6% than Min, Org-min and Cont, respectively. Olive-pomace compost increased the same parameter by 16.3, 10.0, and 9.5%. The findings indicated the possibility to substitute mineral fertilizers with organic ones without decreasing yields and support soil fertility.
    Journal of Plant Nutrition 02/2015; DOI:10.1080/01904167.2015.1016177
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    ABSTRACT: Understanding the mechanisms of phosphorus (P)-use efficiency (PUE) may contribute to enhancing crop P nutrition because species growth variability at low-P is well known. The experiment was carried out to evaluate the response of kale genotypes to different P supply in randomized block design in three replications. Low-P supply led to a decrease in most parameters, whereas an increase was recorded in root growth parameters. Genotypes differed in shoot dry weight (DW), leaf area, root lenght and area, and shoot and root P content and concentration. Root traits significantly positively correlated with PUE. Genotypes Red Russian (RR) and IJK 17 were superior in terms of shoot DW production at low P supply, and had the highest uptake efficiency. Genotypes IJK 17 and 81░had the highest P utilization efficiency, while Vates blue curled (VBC) showed the lowest PUE. Genotypes had similar shoot P content and concentration at low P supply, but large PUE differences, implying the importance of P utilization efficiency.
    Journal of Plant Nutrition 02/2015; DOI:10.1080/01904167.2015.1016174
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    ABSTRACT: In Brazil there are two usual forms of supplying zinc (Zn) to coffee plants, in the soil with macronutrient fertilizers or by means of foliar sprayings. Both have limitations that compromise the Zn availability to the plant. This study examined the plant responses to the foliar sprays with ZnSO4 and insertion of Zn salt tablets, made with a mix of Zn sources, into the orthotropic branches of Coffea arabica L. Zinc supplied by foliar sprays or tablets inserted into the trunk both increased leaf Zn content, although the tablets provided more consistent Zn supply. Coffee production was higher with Zn treatments, regardless of the method of supply. The supply of Zn by the insertion of tablets into coffee tree trunks thus proved to be a promising way to supply Zn.
    Journal of Plant Nutrition 02/2015; DOI:10.1080/01904167.2015.1016175
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    ABSTRACT: The approach to select new growing media, has been focused on selecting materials only from the physical point of view. The objective of this study was to describe the physiological mechanisms involved in I. wallerana growth when cropped on a broad range of growing media created from alternative components. Results showed a close relationship between I. wallerana growth and fine particle size at the beginning of the experiments. Shoot fresh weight was determined mainly by the root system size. There were small differences in the relative growth rate (RGR) between the control substrate and the thirty alternative substrates tested. The lower RGR values resulted from a decrease in the net assimilation rate and the leaf area ratio. The mechanism involved would be associated with a change in photosynthate partitioning, which favored root growth. A close relationship between growth (as total dry weight) and nitrogen content was found as well.
    Journal of Plant Nutrition 02/2015; DOI:10.1080/01904167.2014.988357
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    ABSTRACT: In order to reduce nutrient wastes to the environment the supply should be in accordance to the demand for these. Two experiments were conducted to study and quantify the effect of temperature, irradiance, and plant age on the uptake of nitrate (NO3−), ammonium (NH4+), dihydrogen phosphate ion (H2PO4−), potassium (K+), calcium (Ca2+), magnesium (Mg2+), and sulfate (SO42). In the first experiment, various levels of temperature and irradiance were applied to plants in a growth chamber, while in the second experiment the uptake was studied along the crop season under greenhouse conditions. The uptake rates were calculated at 2-hour intervals through sampling the nutrient solution and analyzing it by inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectrometry (ICP-AES). Increasing light and temperature enhance the uptake rates, while the rates decrease with plant age. Nitrogen absorption was similar during the day as during the night. No differences were found in the absorption of H2PO4−, K+, Ca2+, Mg2+, and SO42− between day and night. Nitrate absorption was found to have a positive correlation with the absorption of all the ions except for NH4+.
    Journal of Plant Nutrition 02/2015; DOI:10.1080/01904167.2015.1009098
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    ABSTRACT: Eighteen bread wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) and two durum wheat genotypes (Triticum turgidum L.) were used to explore relationship among their morpho-physiological traits. Two separate field experiments were conducted at the Experimental Station, College of Agricultural, Shiraz University. Each experiment was designed as a randomized completed block with three replications. Twenty five morpho-physiological drought resistance related traits were measured and multivariate statistical techniques were used to consider these relationships. Based on the results of the factor analysis, electrolyte leakage (EL) had the highest positive correlation, while membrane stability index (MSI) had the highest negative correlation with the first factor, canopy temperature depression (CTD). Ot could be clearly detected that these two variables had high effect on canopy temperature and the genotype with lower EL and higher MSI resulted in lower canopy temperature. This factor also showed that reactive oxygen species (ROS) related traits and plant water relationship related traits had significant effect on CTD. Since yield stability (YS) had the highest coefficient in factor 3, this factor was the most important one showing effective variables on this trait, thus factor's suggested name was YS. The significant positive correlations with factor 3 were relative water protected (RWP), which is a new index, and cellular membrane stability (CMS). This result clearly shows that new index of RWP can be an efficient indirect criterion to screen higher YS genotypes together with CMS. Cluster analysis grouped variables into 3 clusters. These results were confirmed by the results of principal and discriminate function analysis. In addition, the results of the factor analysis for considering relationships among measured traits were confirmed through the cluster analysis.
    Journal of Plant Nutrition 02/2015; DOI:10.1080/01904167.2015.1009099