Nutri-Facts - Australia & New Zealand

A series of fact sheets written by scientific staff of the International Plant Nutrition Institute (IPNI) that is focused on essential plant nutrients and their use.



Boron deficiency is one of the most prevalent micronutrient deficiencies seen in agricultural soils around the world.

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Chloride is the plant available form of chlorine, which under standard conditions is an unstable yellow-green gas that rarely occurs in nature

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Copper is a micronutrient required by plants in very small amounts for normal growth and reproduction to occur

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Magnesium (Mg) is one of nine macronutrients and is taken up by plants in quantities similar to that of phosphorus (P).

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Molybdenum is a trace element required in very small amounts for the growth of both plants and animals

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Nickel is the most recent element to be added to the list of essential plant nutrients.

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Potassium (K) is an essential plant macronutrient taken up in large quantities, like nitrogen. In plants, K does not become part of complex organic molecules. It moves as a free ion and performs many functions.

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Selenium is not an essential nutrient for plants but is required for many physiological functions in humans and animals.

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Soluble sulfate is the primary source of S nutrition for plants provided by the soil.

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