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Influence of nitrate: Ammonium ratios on growth and elemental concentration in two azalea cultivars
Author(s): M. B. Clark, H. A. Mills, C. D. Robacker and J. G. Latimer
Publication Type: Article
Journal: Journal of Plant Nutrition
Article Topic(s): Nutrients
Research Setting(s): Greenhouse
Species Referenced: Rhododendron austrinum (Orange azalea),
AbstractThe affect of ammonium:nitrate ratio on growth, chlorophyll content, plant nutrient concentration and the quality of plants was characterized in two azalea cultivars: Rhododendron canescens "Brook" and Rhododendron austrinum. NO3- had a negative effect on plant growth and quality in both cultivars compared to plants grown with NH4+ as a nitrate source Leaf elemental concentrations varied by nitrate source.
Suggested CitationM. B. Clark, H. A. Mills, C. D. Robacker and J. G. Latimer. "Influence of nitrate: Ammonium ratios on growth and elemental concentration in two azalea cultivars." Journal of Plant Nutrition 26.12 (2003): 2503-2520.