Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Micronutrients and their benefit to plants

The most common micronutrients and some of their most obvious benefits to plants include:
o Iron: Iron is vital to chlorophyll production.
o Magnesium: Magnesium is one of the components of chlorophyll. Magnesium is also involved in distributing phosphorus throughout the plant.
o Boron: Boron is needed in very small amounts. No one has yet to discover how plants use Boron.
o Calcium: Calcium encourages root growth in plants. It also helps plants absorb potassium.
o Zinc: Zinc is essential in the transference of energy in plants.
o Manganese: Manganese aids a plant in the absorption of nitrogen. It is also an important component in the energy transference process.
o Sulfur: Sulfur heightens the effectiveness of phosphorus and assists in the production of plant energy.
o Molybdenum: Molybdenum assists in the chemical reactions that take place in plants.

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