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Issue 4 (1) 2005 pp. 21–30

Massimo Tagliavini, Peter Millard

Fluxes of nitrogen within deciduous fruit trees

Abstract: Nitrogen (N) nutrition is a major means of controlling growth and fruiting of trees. In EU Countries, society’s expectations and political decisions have pushed for the adoption of sustainable ways to manage orchards. Guidelines for N management aim to limit fertiliser applications under threshold limits, in order to reduce N losses. Increasing the effectiveness of the recycling of the N present in the orchard is a basic step to reduce external N inputs. The availability of the stable isotope 15N as experimental tool has made possible significant advances in the knowledge of the fluxes of N at tree and orchard level. This paper discusses the N fluxes occurring within the tree both between the years and within the year (root-shoot-root N recycle) and their role in the vegetative and reproductive cycle of fruit trees.
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Keywords: Nitrogen storage, nitrogen remobilization, shoot-root-shoot nitrogen recycling, xylem sap composition

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MLA Tagliavini, Massimo, and Peter Millard. "Fluxes of nitrogen within deciduous fruit trees." Acta Sci.Pol. Hortorum Cultus 4.1 (2005): 4.
APA Tagliavini, M., & Millard, P. (2005). Fluxes of nitrogen within deciduous fruit trees. Acta Sci.Pol. Hortorum Cultus 4 (1), 4.
ISO 690 TAGLIAVINI, Massimo, MILLARD, Peter. Fluxes of nitrogen within deciduous fruit trees. Acta Sci.Pol. Hortorum Cultus, 2005, 4.1: 4.
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