Plant Nutrient Deficiency

Is your crop suffering from nutrient deficiency? Inadequate levels of any of these essential plant nutrients can have major effects on crop growth, health and yield. Click on the links below to find out more about the importance of each of key nutrient and how to identify the causes of symptoms of deficiency.

Low manganese status affects younger leaves and active growing points. Plants display slow growth, lax canopy and low vigour. Young leaves show a distinct mottled interveinal chlorosis.
Manganese deficiency restricts the conversion of sunlight to plant energy, resulting in slow growth rates, poor development and low tolerance to both biotic and abiotic stress. Low manganese status is often associated with alkaline soils and cold, wet growing conditions.
Check soil status and root development for compaction. Seed treatment and routine foliar treatment can be very effective, especially during the early stages of plant development and times of stress.

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 Treating Manganese Deficiency – choose your weapon carefully Manganese deficiency is the most commonly seen nutrient availability issue, seen especially at this time of year. It can be seen in winter crops entering the rapid growth stages and also in emerging spring crops. The most susceptible crops include wheat, barley, oats, sugar beet, peas and potatoes. Soils with either high pH or high ... Continue reading manganese