How Nutrients React With One Another In the Soil


Nutrient deficiencies in your crops can be caused by several factors ranging from poor soil conditions to bad weather. Another factor that can cause these deficiencies, however, is the over application of certain micronutrients that can suppress others. In many cases with nutrients, as with other crop inputs, more is definitely not better.

Fertilizing your crops is all about balance. A deficiency of one mineral may be caused by an excess of another mineral. For example, too much phosphorous can depress aluminium, zinc, iron, calcium, manganese and magnesium. It can also work the other way – too much of most of these micronutrients can depress P in return. The Mineral Wheel diagram below outlines how micronutrients interact with one another, and the effects imbalance can have on your crops.

Be sure to properly soil test before application of nutrients and send your samples to your local lab. Use the results as recommendations for fertilizer application.

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