The pressing need to improve crop yields has brought increased focus on the importance of mineral nutrition. The Use of Nutrients in Crop Plants presents a comprehensive review of essential crop nutrients. It provides information on nutrient uptake, discusses methods to improve crop productivity without degrading the environment, and includes authoritative coverage of experimental results regarding macro/micronutrients. The text compiles data on agricultural production; inorganic and organic fertilizer consumption; maximizing efficient nutrient use, and improving crop yields at lower cost. Extensive tables and figures throughout illustrate the latest data regarding improved crop yield worldwide.