Cobalt (Co) is an element which is not commonly thought to play as crucial of a role in the health of a plant. However, cobalt is one of the elements which is classified as an essential micronutrient. Cobalt is intimately involved in many different processes of [...]
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What is powdery mildew? Many of those who do agriculture and growers alike have a vague idea as to what a plant infestation presenting itself in the form of a powdery mildew truly is. And nearly all those who have gardens would more than likely recognize [...]
In previous blogs we have talked about the risks that accompany an iron shortage in plants. This is one of the more common diseases that has a profound impact on the overall health of a plant. A shortage of iron in a plant will result in [...]
Copper is a highly essential component to healthy plant growth. A majority of soils contain some levels of copper in one form or another, however, often times the amounts of copper that are naturally occurring in the soils are not enough for the plant to be [...]
Among the major elements that are classified as essential elements for plant growth and health, there are some that receive much more attention than others in their importance to the overall growth that a plant has. Among them are those which are considered as macro elements, [...]
Potassium (K) plays a very vital role in the health and growth of a plant. It is one of the three most important essential elements of the 17 elements that are essential for plant life. Potassium, along with nitrogen and phosphorus, is one of the six [...]
Have you ever gone to a golf course and wondered how they care for the grass? How is it that they are able to maintain such a highly pristine appearance? How is it that the grass at the golf course is so green all year round? [...]
The uniting of the pollen (male) with the egg (female) to make a seed is called sexual propagation. The seed consists of three parts: the outer coat, which provides protection; the endosperm provides a food source; and the embryo, the young plant itself. Once a seed [...]
Magnesium is a component of several primary and secondary minerals in the soil, which are essentially insoluble, for agricultural considerations. These materials are the original sources of the soluble or available forms of Mg. But just what role does magnesium play in the development and growth [...]
Of the 17 elements that are essential for plant growth, each is as vital to the overall health as the other in one aspect. A plant requires them each for their individual roles in order to reach its full potential. Iron (Fe) is no exception to [...]