COURSE CODE: PCP 508
COURSE TITLE: PLANT NUTRIRTION AND WATER RELATIONS
NUMBER OF UNITS: 2 Units
COURSE DURATION: Two hours per week
Course Coordinator: Prof. Victor Idowu Olugbenga Olowe MSc, PhD
Office Location: IFESRAR Office, Research & Extension building
Other Lecturers: Dr. O.S. Sakariyawo
Historical perspective of plant mineral nutrition. Criteria for essentiality of elements. Role and functions of elements as constituents of metabolites and complexes, activators, co-factors or regulators of enzymes, elements involved in physiological processes. Ecological aspects of plant mineral nutrition. Nitrogen fixation. Properties of water, Concept of water potential. Water relations of whole plant. Factors controlling rate of water uptake and movement.