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Sweet Seventeen

Sweet Seventeen

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Published by Bariktrilochan
It is a technical poem on 17 nutrients essential for plant growth and development
It is a technical poem on 17 nutrients essential for plant growth and development

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Published by: Bariktrilochan on Apr 16, 2011
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SWEET SEVENTEEN
(A technical poem on 17 plant nutrients)BY Dr. Trilochan Barik,ProfessorAgronomy
Plants fall in love,with those sweet seventeen,Which keep them healthy,wealthy, and ever repaying.(1)NITROGENis a part of protein*,and keeps plants green*,Absence yellows leaf lamina,whole plant stays thin.(2)If it is root and pod,PHOSPHORUSis thought,Pink corn stem; or deep green (leaves),in rice is a must. (3)POTASHin nothing but pot-ash,wished by crop of tubers*,Food of luxury*, gives resistance*,or else a tip burner. (4)CALCIUMor lime forms cell wall*,andcorrects pHof soil*,Should be thought for peanut,or pops will reduce oil. (5)Chloplast interveinal (ofleaves),may be due toMAGNESIUM,If proceeds from bottom to top,while olds develop pigmentation. (6)SULPHUR like calcium,appears first in young growth,First fades green, then chlorosis,mind for mustard as an oath. (7)Interveinal chlorosis,is the universal rule forIRON,First in young then all leaves,in various pattern. (8)Lack of COPPERcausing dieback,is known to you all,Old leaves turn dry and papery,and new ones become small. (9)Frenching of citrus, khaira of paddy,and white bud of maize,All are due to lack of ZINC,mainly seen in young age. (10)Patch of chlorosis turning interveinal,first in middle leaves,Soil isdeficient inMANGANESE,as is marsh spot of peas. (11)Water-soaked small patches,cauliflower hollow-stem,

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