Plant nutrition

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Plant nutrition is the study of the chemical elements and compounds necessary for plant growth, plant metabolism and their external supply.wikipedia
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Carnivorous plant

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The essential plant nutrients include carbon, oxygen and hydrogen which are absorbed from the air, whereas other nutrients including nitrogen are typically obtained from the soil (exceptions include some parasitic or carnivorous plants).
Carnivorous plants are plants that derive some or most of their nutrients (but not energy) from trapping and consuming animals or protozoans, typically insects and other arthropods.

Fertilizer

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Most soil conditions across the world can provide plants adapted to that climate and soil with sufficient nutrition for a complete life cycle, without the addition of nutrients as fertilizer. However, if the soil is cropped it is necessary to artificially modify soil fertility through the addition of fertilizer to promote vigorous growth and increase or sustain yield. These can be supplied by mineralization of soil organic matter or added plant residues, nitrogen fixing bacteria, animal waste, through the breaking of triple bonded N 2 molecules by lightning strikes or through the application of fertilizers.
A fertilizer (American English) or fertiliser (British English; [[American and British English spelling differences#-ise, -ize (-isation, -ization)|see spelling differences]]) is any material of natural or synthetic origin (other than liming materials) that is applied to soils or to plant tissues to supply one or more plant nutrients essential to the growth of plants.

Soil fertility

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However, if the soil is cropped it is necessary to artificially modify soil fertility through the addition of fertilizer to promote vigorous growth and increase or sustain yield.
The ability to supply essential plant nutrients and water in adequate amounts and proportions for plant growth and reproduction; and

Xylem

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Xylem moves water and mineral ions within the plant and phloem accounts for organic molecule transportation.
The basic function of xylem is to transport water from roots to stems and leaves, but it also transports nutrients.

Soil organic matter

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These can be supplied by mineralization of soil organic matter or added plant residues, nitrogen fixing bacteria, animal waste, through the breaking of triple bonded N 2 molecules by lightning strikes or through the application of fertilizers.
SOM increases soil fertility by providing cation exchange sites and acting as reserve of plant nutrients, especially nitrogen (N), phosphorus (P), and sulfur (S), along with micronutrients, which are slowly released upon SOM mineralization.

Soil

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Most soil conditions across the world can provide plants adapted to that climate and soil with sufficient nutrition for a complete life cycle, without the addition of nutrients as fertilizer. On some soils, the phosphorus nutrition of some conifers, including the spruces, depends on the ability of mycorrhizae to take up, and make soil phosphorus available to the tree, hitherto unobtainable to the non-mycorrhizal root.
The chemistry of a soil determines its ability to supply available plant nutrients and affects its physical properties and the health of its microbial population.

Sulfur

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the macronutrients: nitrogen (N), phosphorus (P), potassium (K), calcium (Ca), sulfur (S), magnesium (Mg), carbon (C), oxygen(O), hydrogen (H)
It is an essential nutrient for plant growth, root nodule formation of legumes, and immunity and defense systems.

Molybdenum deficiency (plant disorder)

Molybdenum deficiency
Reduced productivity as a result of molybdenum deficiency is usually associated with the reduced activity of one or more of these enzymes.
Molybdenum (Mo) deficiency occurs when plant growth is limited because the plant cannot take up sufficient quantities of this essential micronutrient from its growing medium.

Zinc deficiency (plant disorder)

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A typical symptom of zinc deficiency is the stunted growth of leaves, commonly known as "little leaf" and is caused by the oxidative degradation of the growth hormone auxin.
Zinc deficiency occurs when plant growth is limited because the plant cannot take up sufficient quantities of this essential micronutrient from its growing medium.

Mineralization (soil science)

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These can be supplied by mineralization of soil organic matter or added plant residues, nitrogen fixing bacteria, animal waste, through the breaking of triple bonded N 2 molecules by lightning strikes or through the application of fertilizers.
Mineral matter in plants

International Plant Nutrition Colloquium

International Plant Nutrition Colloquium
The International Plant Nutrition Colloquium (IPNC) is an international conference held every four years for the promotion of research within the field of plant nutrition.

Plant physiology

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Plant physiology
Fundamental processes such as photosynthesis, respiration, plant nutrition, plant hormone functions, tropisms, nastic movements, photoperiodism, photomorphogenesis, circadian rhythms, environmental stress physiology, seed germination, dormancy and stomata function and transpiration, both parts of plant water relations, are studied by plant physiologists.

Soil pH

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Soil pH
It specifically affects plant nutrient availability by controlling the chemical forms of the different nutrients and influencing the chemical reactions they undergo.

Hydroponics

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Hydroponics is a method for growing plants in a water-nutrient solution without the use of nutrient-rich soil.
The formulation of hydroponic solutions is an application of plant nutrition, with nutrient deficiency symptoms mirroring those found in traditional soil based agriculture.

Pinophyta

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On some soils, the phosphorus nutrition of some conifers, including the spruces, depends on the ability of mycorrhizae to take up, and make soil phosphorus available to the tree, hitherto unobtainable to the non-mycorrhizal root.
Conifers can absorb nitrogen in either the ammonium (NH 4 + ) or nitrate (NO 3 − ) form, but the forms are not physiologically equivalent.

Calcium deficiency (plant disorder)

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Calcium deficiency results in stunting.
Plant nutrition

Horticulture

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Horticulture
Plant nutrition

Chemical element

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Plant nutrition is the study of the chemical elements and compounds necessary for plant growth, plant metabolism and their external supply.

Chemical compound

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Plant nutrition is the study of the chemical elements and compounds necessary for plant growth, plant metabolism and their external supply.

Liebig's law of the minimum

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This is in accordance with Justus von Liebig's law of the minimum.

Carbon

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The essential plant nutrients include carbon, oxygen and hydrogen which are absorbed from the air, whereas other nutrients including nitrogen are typically obtained from the soil (exceptions include some parasitic or carnivorous plants). the macronutrients: nitrogen (N), phosphorus (P), potassium (K), calcium (Ca), sulfur (S), magnesium (Mg), carbon (C), oxygen(O), hydrogen (H)

Oxygen

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The essential plant nutrients include carbon, oxygen and hydrogen which are absorbed from the air, whereas other nutrients including nitrogen are typically obtained from the soil (exceptions include some parasitic or carnivorous plants). the macronutrients: nitrogen (N), phosphorus (P), potassium (K), calcium (Ca), sulfur (S), magnesium (Mg), carbon (C), oxygen(O), hydrogen (H)

Hydrogen

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The essential plant nutrients include carbon, oxygen and hydrogen which are absorbed from the air, whereas other nutrients including nitrogen are typically obtained from the soil (exceptions include some parasitic or carnivorous plants). the macronutrients: nitrogen (N), phosphorus (P), potassium (K), calcium (Ca), sulfur (S), magnesium (Mg), carbon (C), oxygen(O), hydrogen (H)

Parasitic plant

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The essential plant nutrients include carbon, oxygen and hydrogen which are absorbed from the air, whereas other nutrients including nitrogen are typically obtained from the soil (exceptions include some parasitic or carnivorous plants).

Salt (chemistry)

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These elements stay beneath soil as salts, so plants consume these elements as ions.