Micronutrient Fertilizers for Plant Growth
May 25, 2016

Boron (B)

· Helps in the use of nutrients and regulates other nutrients. 

· Aids production of sugar and carbohydrates. 

· Essential for seed and fruit development. 

· Sources of boron are organic matter and borax

Copper (Cu)

· Important for reproductive growth.

· Aids in root metabolism and helps in the utilization of proteins. 

Chloride (Cl)

· Aids plant metabolism. 

· Chloride is found in the soil. 

Iron (Fe) 

· Essential for formation of chlorophyll.

· Sources of iron are the soil, iron sulfate, iron chelate. 

Manganese (Mn) 

· Functions with enzyme systems involved in breakdown of carbohydrates, and nitrogen metabolism. 

· Soil is a source of manganese.

Molybdenum (Mo) 

· Helps in the use of nitrogen

· Soil is a source of molybdenum. 

Zinc (Zn) 

· Essential for the transformation of carbohydrates.

· Regulates consumption of sugars.

· Part of the enzyme systems which regulate plant growth. 

· Sources of zinc are soil, zinc oxide, zinc sulfate, zinc chelate.