2 Types of NutrientsMacronutrients – needed by the plant in large amounts (ESSENTIAL)Micronutrients – needed in smaller amounts but still needed by the plant.
3 Specific Macronutrients and Its FUNCTION Nitrogen – Promotes rapid growth and gives plants healthy green color.Phosphorus – Stimulates early growth, root formation, seed production, and makes plants hardy.Potassium – Improves plants ability to resist diseases, aids in production of carbo’s and flower formation.
4 MACRO’s ContinuedCalcium – Aids in Carbo movement and essential to cell walls and root structure.Magnesium – Essential for translocation of starches and ingredient of chlorophyllSulfur – Aids in the formation of oils and protein molecules.
5 Specific Micronutrients and their functions Boron – Aids in the assimilation of calciumCopper – Promotes Vitamin A formationManganese – Activator for enzymes in growth processesZinc – Essential for enzyme systems and help synthesize growth regulators
6 MICRO’s Continued Molybdenum – Required for utilization of Nitrogen Chlorine – Required in photosynthetic reactionsIron – Essential for the formation of chlorophyll and releases energy from sugars and starches