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Diagnosing Nutrient Disorders in Plants

Visual Symptoms as a Diagnostic Tool Symptoms caused by nutrient deficiencies are generally grouped into five categories:  Stunted growth,  Chlorosis,  Interveinal chlorosis,  Purplish-red coloring and  Necrosis. Stunting is a common symptom for many deficient nutrients due to their varied roles in the plant. For example, when nutrients involved in plant functions such as stem elongation, photosynthesis, […]

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A Short Introduction to Essential Plant Nutrients: Part 3

Factors effecting the availability of nutrients Soil In general, most plants grow by absorbing nutrients from the soil. Their ability to do this depends on the nature of the soil. Depending on its location, a soil contains some combination of sand, silt, clay, and organic matter. The makeup of a soil (soil texture) (Figure 1) […]

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A Short Introduction to Essential Plant Nutrients: Part 2

What are their function? Macronutrients Micronutrients With our global network of agronomists and fully competent distributors, we can customize a nutrition program for your crop. 

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Too Much Rain Can Be Managed!

After all the rain we have received in South Africa, many nutrients would have been leached from the soil. It is now of the utmost importance to ensure plants have enough nutrients for their continued growth. Using enhanced efficiency fertilizer will ensure nutrients do not leach from the soil and are still available to the […]

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A Short Introduction to Essential Plant Nutrients: Part 1

Crops have a biological potential yield that can be achieved if all other potential yield-limiting factors are removed. Unfortunately, practically there is always some yield-limiting factor. These factors include: Drought Too much heat Too much cold Not enough nutrients Pest and disease Which nutrients then? Plants are able to make their own food by capturing […]