Did you know that plants need iron? No iron, no chlorophyll, and therefore no photosynthesis.
In recent years, it has come to light that cobalt is indeed an essential micronutrient for at least some plant species, particularly legumes.
You may be surprised to know that chlorine is an important nutrient in plants. It plays a key role in splitting water to produce oxygen.
Plants depend on calcium to properly grow, photosynthesize, absorb nutrients, and resist stress.
You’ve decided that the country life is for you. You’re ready to get back to your roots, to get closer to nature, and to become more self-reliant. Or maybe you already have your place in the country. You’ve been keeping livestock and a garden for years. But somehow you’ve run into difficulties. Your lifestyle just…… Continue reading Introducing Your Path to Abundant Living in Flyover Country
Lumpy strawberry, characteristic of boron deficiency 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…… Continue reading Boron in Plants
Aluminum toxicity in corn; note how the two center rows appear pale and stunted relative to the row on the right. Photo courtesy of USDA ARS. 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…… Continue reading Aluminum in Plants
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