Plants use molybdenum for one purpose, but that purpose is of tremendous importance—producing enzymes to enable the plant to use nitrogen.
Manganese is an important micronutrient. It helps to activate some of the key enzyme systems in plants. But it has many other roles, too.
Magnesium serves two roles affecting plants. One is improving plant health via the soil, and the other is improving plant health directly.
Did you know that plants need iron? No iron, no chlorophyll, and therefore no photosynthesis.
Plants depend on calcium to properly grow, photosynthesize, absorb nutrients, and resist stress.
To say that boron is important to plants would be the height of understatement. To put it more plainly, plants simply would not exist without boron. The reason boron is so crucial to plant health is that it is involved in ion exchange and the movement of other nutrients across cell membranes. Without boron, plantsContinue reading “Boron in Plants”
Most people probably don’t think of aluminum as a key nutrient for field, garden, or orchard crops, and indeed scientists don’t consider it essential for plant growth. Nevertheless, it appears to have an important role in keeping pathogens in check. In particular, we know that aluminum helps prevent late blight in potatoes, and it appearsContinue reading “Aluminum in Plants”
The good news is that there are simple steps you can take to avoid introducing and spreading plant diseases in your garden.
Take comfort in the fact that not everything in the food supply is automatically bioengineered.
The Backyard Homestead Seasonal Planner is a season-guided approach to keeping up with the homestead chores in sync with nature.