Tuesday, 26 July 2011

Nutrient Requirement for Plant

Plant required macronutrient and micro nutrient in order to complete photosynthesis.

Macro Nutrients include the following
a) carbon
b) hydrogen
c) oxygen
e) phosphorus
f) potassium
g) magnesium
i) sulphur

Micro nutrient (trace element) include
a) boron
b) molybdenum
c)  zinc
d) manganesse
e) copper
f) iron

Macro and micro nutrient are required by plant in order to synthesis substances essential for healthy growth.

Carbon, hydrogen and oxygen are obtain from carbon dioxide and water.  The rest of nutrient are absorbed from the soil

Micronutrient are required to activate certain enzyme involved in cellular metabolism such as respiration.