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Peter J. Russell + 2 others
ISBN: 9781305389892
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What factors affect a plant’s ability to absorb minerals from thesoil?

Summary Introduction

To review:

The factors affecting the ability of a plant to absorb minerals from the soil.

Introduction:

Plants absorb all nutrients that are required for growth from the soil. Different types of plants require different types of soils and nutritional components for their growth. There are numerous factors that can affect the capacity of a plant to absorb minerals from the soil. The soil texture, pH, water availability, light, and temperature are some examples of these factors.

Explanation

The factors affecting the ability of a plant to absorb minerals from the soil have been described below:

Soil texture: It depends upon the pores present between the layers of soil, which allow the supply of minerals from the soil.

pH: It directly affects the presence of mineral ions. It balances the exchange of cations and also the concentration of the H+ ion...

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