Macro & Micro Nutrients in Plants Plants need the following for survival: a) Water b) CO2 c) Sunlight Mineral Elements

: Essential chemical elements required by plants to achieve optimal growth and development Macronutrients: Elements required by plants in relatively large amounts: a) Carbon, Hydrogen and Oxygen ~ Easily obtained from atmosphere and water from soil - defficiency rarely occurs ~ Most abundant elements found in plants that forms major organic compounds ie carbohydrates b) Nitrogen

c) Phosphorus

d) Potassium

e) Calcium

f) Magnesium

g) Sulphur

plant seedlings are grown in complete culture solutions called Knop's solutions which contains: a) Calcium Nitrate b) Potassium Nitrate c) Potassium dihydrogen phosphate d) Magnesium sulphate e) Ferum (111) phosphate f) Distilled water .Micronutrients Elements that are required by plants in small quantities a) Boron b)Copper c) Ferum d) Manganese e) Molybdenum f) Zinc To determine the elements required for growth.

Leaf structures and Functions .

Hydrogen and Oxygen b) Nitrogen c) Phosphorus d) Potassium e) Calcium f) Magnesium g) Sulphur .Macro & Micro Nutrients in Plants Plants need the following for survival: a) Water b) CO2 c) Sunlight Mineral Elements: Macronutrients: a) Carbon.

Micronutrients a) Boron b)Copper c) Ferum d) Manganese e) Molybdenum f) Zinc .

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