Unformatted text preview: nutrients will appear in new growth. Calcium deficiency, for example, is exhibited in new growth. The terminal bud usually dies. A key to mineral deficiency symptoms is reproduced at the end of these notes. (As an aside, the three most common deficiencies in plant growth are nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium. Micronutrient deficiencies are rare and localized.) Mineral deficiency in plants is studied by setting up hydroponic cultures that have nutrient solutions, each of which is missing one nutrient to be compared with a complete solution, all grown within the same environmental situation. Complete Lacking Complete nutrient solution Chlorine deficient Copper deficient Zinc deficient Potassium deficient Phosphorus deficient Magnesium deficient...
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- Fall '09
- Plants, Mineral Deficiency, Biology and pharmacology of chemical elements