Professor Victoria Fernández: Insight into key factors affecting foliar nutrient absorption

Professor Victoria Fernández

Foliar fertilisers are broadly applied in agriculture, but their efficacy may be variable depending of many factors which are not fully understood to date.

The presentation will focus on the influence of nutrient salt efflorescence and deliquescence relative humidity (ERH and DRH, respectively) combined with leaf wettability using model plant species.

It is derived that the absorption of foliar fertilisers cannot be simply improved on the basis of single physico-chemical properties of active ingredients.

Victoria Fernández is professor at Technical University of Madrid, Spain.​