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2008
Sodium
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Sodium plays a well defined role in vascular bands and fibers that support the plant tissue.

Halophile plants, adopted an environment with high concentrations of sodium, this element is necessary for growth, give a better color of the leaves, increases disease resistance.

The halophile plants, the effects of sodium deficiency are the colored leaves, almost white, spotted narcotics.

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Magnesium

It is found in soil. Magnesium absorption by plants is conditioned by three main factors: the amount of land accessible, magnesium interactions with other elements and requirements of the plant. Insufficient magnesium produces necrosis of leaves. Magnesium accumulate in seeds, formed with phosphoric acid, fitina.

 
Iron

Iron must be present in the soil in a form assimilable otherwise occurs deficiency manifested by green-sickness. Iron deficiency is associated with a yellowing of leaves.

 
Phosphorus

Phosphorus is found in soil as organic and inorganic compounds. Soil organic phosphorus comes from the decomposition of organic residues from crop residues or organic fertilizers.

 
Potassium

Of all the elements, potassium is found in greatest quantity in plants, especially the young, in the form of inorganic salts.

Potassium deficiency is felt more strongly on soils with high salt content of calcium and magnesium and poor aeration. External symptom of potassium deficiency is the leaf color change, that the appearance of brown spots, especially near the extremities of the leaf.

 
Nitrogen

One of the major mineral elements of plant nutrition.

Nitrogen is found in soil so as combinations of organic and inorganic. Total nitrogen content can reach up to 0.5% of total dry substance of the soil, but more often this content oscillates around 0.1%.

 
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