Importance of Micronutrients for Plants

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Human requires multi-vitamins and multi-minerals as well as right amount of water for better health so do the plants. Nutrients are very important for plants at any stage from flowering or bearing fruits at some point for plant metabolism, survival, optimum health and prosperity. In absence of nutrients, the plant is unable to complete a normal life cycle.

Farmers always focus on major nutrients such as nitrogen, phosphorous and potassium. However, there are other essential elements, i.e. secondary and trace elements that should not be overlooked. As the plants grow every day, the daily demand of nutrients is also increased.   


In general, plants need seventeen (17) important elements for the growth where each element has specific function performing on the plant. Nutrients must be available for the plants not only in sufficient amount but also in appropriate ratio as well as at appropriate time.

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Trace minerals are elements that are required only in minuscule amounts for standard growth of plants.  There are many types of trace elements such as boron, iron, copper, zinc, chromium, selenium, chlorine, cobalt, iodine, manganese and molybdenum, which are required in a minute amount to plants.

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Degraded soils which have been weathered and leached under high rainfall have lower trace minerals than young soils especially in drier areas. An unhealthy plant is suffering from a nutrient deficiency or overload.  Trace element levels are lost from a grazing system gradually unless replaced in fertilizers. 

When there are deficiencies of plants, stunted growth and poor flowering are all common symptoms, especially fruit and vegetables are particularly vulnerable, as are containerized plants and those growing in very acid or alkaline soils.

There are examples of plants deficiencies to be shown. From field experiment and analysis, iron deficiency turns new leaves pale yellow or white while the veins remain green. Copper deficiency causes the death of shots tips and brown spots occurs in leaves while zinc deficiency causes leaf discoloration, which causes tissue between the veins to turn yellow while the veins remain green. Plants suffering from selenium deficiency presents chlorosis whereas manganese deficiency symptoms appear as yellow leaves with green veins on young leaves and pale green leaves will have rolled margins when molybdenum deficiency in plants.

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Plant nutrient deficiencies often manifest as discoloration or distortion of the leaves and stems. Unfortunately, many problems have similar symptoms and sometimes it is a combination of problems, so managing the problem can be a bit of trial and error.



Plants require a compound and balance of nutrients to remain healthy. All of these nutrients are taken in through mainly the roots and secondarily the leaves. Water transfers the nutrients from the soil to the plant roots, so water is one key requirement of sufficient plant nutrition.

A second requirement of receiving nutrients is the appropriate soil pH for the plant being grown. Each plant prefers a specific pH range to be able to access the nutrients in the soil. Some plants are fussier than others, but if the soil pH is too acidic or alkaline, the plant will not be able to take in nutrients no matter how rich your soil may be.

In order to correct imbalances before the plants become extreme, it is vital applying a balanced and multi-nutrient of TOPLAND biofertilizer, which is the best choice of your decision. There are three (3) main active-compositions of TOPLAND biofertilizer, they are soluble macronutrients and micronutrients, organic and algae extracts as well as beneficial and effective microorganisms. Your plants are beneficial from TOPLAND biofertilizer with optimum outputs.

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Your plants are beneficial from TOPLAND biofertilizer with optimum outputs.

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