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Peter J. Russell + 2 others
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Peter J. Russell + 2 others
ISBN: 9781305389892
Textbook Problem

Do all plants require the same basic nutrients in the same amounts? Explain.

Summary Introduction

To review:

The statement whether all plants require the same basic nutrients in the same amounts.

Introduction:

Plants take up the essential elements from the soil with the help of roots and from the air with the help of their leaves. The plant nutrition includes the chemical elements and various compounds, which are important for different metabolic reactions.

Explanation

Macronutrients and micronutrients play vital roles in plant metabolism and their normal growth. There are some species of plants, which need additional nutrients especially micronutrients. Plants are different in terms of the quantity of nutrients they require. The quantity of one essential element is sufficient for one plant but may be inadequate for another plant.

The plants that adapt to the dry and hot conditions require more sodium. The leafy plants need more nitrogen and magnesium as compared to other plants’ requirement...

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