Plant Nutrient – Well Defined

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Plant Nutrient- Well Defined

 In this article of Plant Nutrient – Well Defined there are a lot you learn here now heading to the article. Green plants, unlike animals are able to manufacture the major organic constituents entirely from inorganic raw materials that are obtained form soil, water or a atmosphere using energy provided by photosynthesis. Photosynthesis is not the only way in which plants can manufacture its food, there are some mineral elements found in soil and also require lid by plants for their growth development and other life processes of over fifty elements found in plant tissue’s, only sixteen are considered essential nutrients of all plants of these, sixteen, nine are macronutrients and seven are micronutrient.

Mineral Requirements by plants.

Macronutrients: are mineral element required by plant in high amount for proper life processes. Most macronutrients are important constituent of organic molecules and most have more than one role.

They are also known as major elements or essentials elements because theu are 0.2% greater thanks plant dry mass

Examples of macro elements are:

  •  Hydrogen
  • Nitrogen
  • Oxygen
  •  Magnesium
  •  Potassium
  •  Calcium
  •  Phosphorus
  •  Carbon
  •  Sulphur

N.B.  A few other elements (nickel, silicon, and sodium are considered essential only for some plants.

soya bean require nickel, horsetails require silicon

Micronutrients: Are mineral elements required by plants in small amount for proper life processes. They often have special purposes.

The seven known micronutrients is 0.1 percent less than a plant dry weight. Examples of micro elements are:

  •  Copper
  •  Manganese
  •  Molybdenum
  •  Boron
  •  Zinc
  •  Iron
  •  Chlorine.


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