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For healthy growth, plants need mineral ions which they absorb from the soil through their roots. The necessary mineral ions include..

  • Nitrates
  • Magnesium

Nitrates are needed to make amino acids which are used to make proteins. A shortage of nitrates leads to stunted growth.

Magnesium is need for chlorophyll production. A shortage leads to yellow leaves.

Green plants don't absorb food from the soil. They make…




very good but there are other mineral ions e.g. phosphates

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