Title

The Physiological Effects of Potassium, Phosphorus, and Nitrogen Deficiencies in Zea maya and Fragaria ananassa

Date

6-1-2017 11:00 AM

End Time

1-6-2017 1:00 PM

Location

WUC Pacific Room

Department

Biology

Session Chair

Jeff Snyder

Session Chair

Michael Baltzley

Session Title

The Kenneth M. Walker Scholarship in Biology poster Session

Faculty Sponsor(s)

Ava Howard

Presentation Type

Poster session

Abstract

Understanding the physiological effects of minimized availability of essential mineral nutrients on crop plants is critical in order to discern how to best grow crops in depleted or marginal soils. For this study, corn (Zea mays) and strawberry (Fragaria ananassa) were grown in a semi-randomized blocked design in a greenhouse. There was a control group for each species and three experimental treatments, each eliminating one of three essential macronutrients: phosphorus, nitrogen, or potassium. Several tests, including water potential, day- and nighttime gas exchange, stomatal size and density, and total biomass, were conducted to study the physiological effects of each treatment. Results from these measurement analyses will be presented.

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Jun 1st, 11:00 AM Jun 1st, 1:00 PM

The Physiological Effects of Potassium, Phosphorus, and Nitrogen Deficiencies in Zea maya and Fragaria ananassa

WUC Pacific Room

Understanding the physiological effects of minimized availability of essential mineral nutrients on crop plants is critical in order to discern how to best grow crops in depleted or marginal soils. For this study, corn (Zea mays) and strawberry (Fragaria ananassa) were grown in a semi-randomized blocked design in a greenhouse. There was a control group for each species and three experimental treatments, each eliminating one of three essential macronutrients: phosphorus, nitrogen, or potassium. Several tests, including water potential, day- and nighttime gas exchange, stomatal size and density, and total biomass, were conducted to study the physiological effects of each treatment. Results from these measurement analyses will be presented.