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`Nutrient utilisation, growth and development of field vegetables under reduced input conditions.` - HH1404SFV

(i) To quantify the effects of reductions in the external nutrient supply on growth and development, yield and maturity date of contrasting vegetable crops.
(ii) To identify the mechanisms by which vegetable crops adapt their physiological and morphological development in response to reductions in nutrient supply and to determine their role in minimising the effects on growth and final yield.
(iii) To determine how factors affecting the uptake and assimilation of nutrients by crops influence their nutrient reserves and the extent to which these can be utilised and exploited during periods of sub-optimal supply to minimise any adverse effects on production.
(iv) To use the results to develop strategies for optimising production using reduced inputs of fertiliser and, where possible, test these in collaborative experiments in the field.
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 1995

To: 1999

Cost: £573,427
Contractor / Funded Organisations
Horticulture Research International
Fields of Study