Eriksen, J; Nielsen, M; Mortensen, JV and Schjørring, JK (2001) Redistribution of sulphur during generative growth of barley with different sulphur and nitrogen status. Plant and Soil, 230, pp. 239-246.
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The effect of S and N application on the distribution and redistribution of S compounds in spring barley (Hordeum vulgare L.) was investigated in pot experiments by determination of changes in the content of total-, sulphate- and thiol-S in leaves, ears and stems during the grain-filling period. Nitrogen and sulphur had a clear interactive effect on the yield of all plant parts with little or no effect of S at low N application rates and similar low effect of N without S application. The sulphate concentration in the different plant parts was markedly affected by the S application rate. This effect was most pronounced in leaves, less in stems and least in ears. In S-replete plants leaf S decreased during grain development by an average of 28%, while in S-deficient plants the leaf S content did not change during the grain-filling period. About 70% of leaf N was redistributed to the ears in plants growing at adequate S supply compared with about 35% of leaf N in S-deficient plants. The proportion of ear N and S originating from the redistribution of leaf N and S was 49% and 23%, respectively. This study verifies that S is relatively immobile in plants as the proportion of S redistributed from leaf tissue was considerably smaller than that of N. The results suggest that the availability of soil or root S during grain-filling is important for an adequate S supply to the developing grains as the distribution of S to the ears considerably exceeded the amount exported from the leaves.
|EPrint Type:||Journal paper|
|Subjects:||Soil > Nutrient turnover|
|Research affiliation:||Denmark > DARCOF I (1996-2001) > IV.1 Availability and utilisation of potassium, phosphorus and sulphur|
|Deposited By:||Eriksen, Senior scientist Jørgen|
|Deposited On:||11 Oct 2002|
|Last Modified:||12 Apr 2010 07:27|
|Refereed:||Peer-reviewed and accepted|
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