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Anatomy of the Leaf pt. 2


The epidermis of the leaf has unique features that aid in the survival of the plant.  We are going to take a look into some of these unique features inside the lower epidermis of the leaf, starting with the outer protective layer of the epidermis.  It’s [...]

Anatomy of the Leaf pt. 22018-04-06T17:16:44-07:00

Calcium and Its Role In Plant Health


Calcium (Ca) is an element which is vital to virtually any living thing, be it plant or animal.  It has many different critical roles.  Calcium plays a very similar role in a plant as it does in animals.  It is essential in the development of a [...]

Calcium and Its Role In Plant Health2018-04-09T11:51:41-07:00

Phosphorus In Plants and Soils


Phosphorus (P), an essential macronutrient, is a vital component for several different factors of plant growth.  In the list of essential nutrients, there are two categories which help to divide the elements up based upon the quantities required for plants to thrive:  macronutrients and micronutrients.  Macronutrients [...]

Phosphorus In Plants and Soils2018-04-06T17:21:19-07:00

Chlorine Benefits to Plants


Solid Chlorine: By Alexander C. Wimmer Chlorine is actually one of the more plentiful elements on the entire planet.  It is found all around us, abundant in soils, minerals, plants and even animals.  Seawater is a major collector of dissolved chlorine.  Oceans accumulate chlorine [...]

Chlorine Benefits to Plants2018-04-06T17:29:20-07:00

Molybdenum in Plants and Soils


Molybdenum (Mo) does not always get the attention it deserves.  This essential element plays a very important role in the growth and development of plants.  In the majority of agricultural soils, the content of molybdenum is somewhere in the range of 0.6 ppm – 3.5 ppm [...]

Molybdenum in Plants and Soils2018-04-06T17:36:47-07:00

Sulfur in Soil and Plants


Despite the fact that it has been known for over 70 years that sulfur, in combination with other elements is necessary for plant nutrition, the question of sulfur content in plants seems to have gotten very little attention in the broad spectrum of plant health.  [...]

Sulfur in Soil and Plants2018-04-06T17:43:40-07:00

The Difference between Chlorophyll A & B and Photosynthesis Overview


Photosynthesis Photosynthesis is a naturally occurring process that takes place in plants, algae and even some forms of bacteria.  They utlize the sun’s energy to convert CO2 into carbohydrates. Photosynthesis is an essential part of life on Earth.  During photosynthesis CO2 expelled by animals, humans and [...]

The Difference between Chlorophyll A & B and Photosynthesis Overview2018-04-06T17:52:04-07:00

Function of the Phloem


The phloem collects photoassimilates in green leaves, distributes them in the plant and supplies the plant organs.  The phloem is specially designed for loading, long‐distance transport and unloading of assimilates.  The conducting cells are called sieve elements.  These cells are highly modified to create a simple [...]

Function of the Phloem2018-04-06T18:12:17-07:00