Minerals for Healthy Growth in Plants

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  • Created on: 16-05-15 10:51
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    • Nitrates
      • For making amino acids & proteins
      • Need for cell growth
      • Will become stunted and have yellow older leaves if plant doesn't get enough
      • Contains nitrates
    • Phosphates
      • For making DNA, cell membranes
      • Needed for respiration and growth
      • Will have poor root growth and purple older leaves if plant doesn't get enough
      • Contains phosphorus
    • Potassium
      • To help enzymes
      • Needed for photosynthesis and respiration
      • Will have poor flower and fruit growth and discoloured leaves if the plant doesn't get enough

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