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11/19/2017
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What Plants Need

  Necessary Elements
  Three Major Nutrients

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Necessary Elements

Plants need a variety of different elements in order to thrive and grow. Plants obtain these elements from either water and air or from the soil and fertilizer.

 

NUTRIENTS FROM WATER AND AIR
HydrogenH
OxygenO
CarbonC
 
NUTRIENTS FROM SOIL AND FERTILIZER
Macronutrients
NitrogenN
PhosphorusP
PotassiumK
SulfurS
MagnesiumMg
CalciumCa
Micronutrients
IronFe
ManganeseMn
BoronB
ChlorineCl
ZincSn
CopperCu
MolybdenumMo

Generally, macronutrients are required in fairly large quantities, while micronutrients, though essential for proper growth and health in a plant, are required in very small (trace) amounts.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

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