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Plant Health: Why a Fertilizer is Recommended

To keep your plants happy you only need to satisfy specific criteria. Knowing these criteria can make your job easier and your plant happier.

Q: What do plants need to stay healthy?

Oxygen & Carbon Dioxide Believe it or not, these are significant nutrients for plants. Plants need carbon and can absorb it in the form of Carbon Dioxide to produce sugar. When the plant later burns / eats the sugar it needs oxygen for the aerobic (with oxygen) breakdown of sugar. Breaking down sugar provides a lot more energy than breaking down sugar without oxygen. Water All known life needs water, but plants need it for different reasons than people. Plants need water to conduct photosynthesis. Plants split water in half then later form a water molecule through one cycle of photosynthesis. I guess there is a lot of energy in light. Plants also need water to maintain their shape. Animal cells don’t have cell walls. Plant cells have membranes, like animals do plus
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You are What you Eat: the Correlation of Plant Nutrition and Disease

Want to decrease or prevent plant diseases? Plant nutrition is an effective way to grow vigorous, healthy plants that can fight against a plant pathogen. A foliar feed system gives the nutrients a plant needs while decreasing our ecological footprint. What should be in a foliar fertilizing spray so you can grow a happy, healthy disease free plant?

Disease Triangle

For a disease to occur you need three pieces: environmental conditions, pathogen present, susceptible plant. If you remove one of the three, then a disease will be stopped. Often when people grow plants, they want to eliminate the plant pathogen, injecting antibiotics into a tree, spraying fungicide, or killing insects that carry a plant virus. However, having a strong plant with the correct plant nutrition is the way to prevent a plant disease that also decreases human’s effect on the environment. Which nutrients decrease plant diseases?

Nitrogen

After carbon (carbon dioxide),
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What is Foliar Feeding and Why You Should be Doing It?

Plants usually absorb most nutrients from the soil. A foliar spray was invented to supplement nutrients in the soil by spraying the nutrients directly on the leaves of the plant. A small opening in the leaves allows the nutrients to enter the plant. Question: Why was this process invented? Answer: To enable a precise way to add nutrients to plants. Also, plants may have difficulty absorbing nutrients from the soil. Question: When can’t plants absorb nutrients from the soil? Answer: Not all soil is the same. The amount of organic material, the pH, temperature, amount of water, and presence of pest and disease can all affect how a plant absorbs nutrients.

Organic Material

Did you know that the Amazon rainforest has nutrient-poor soils? But it has the most biodiversity on the planet. This occurs because the nutrients are being used in living tissue, or are locked up in the dead organ
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Solutions for Plant Nutrient Deficiencies

Plants just like people need necessary nutrients to live. Without the proper amount of nutrients, plants suffer. Here is a list of common nutrients, signs of nutrient deficiencies and what to give to make the plant healthy.

pH 

Before we jump into nutrients, we need to talk about an essential factor, pH. pH or power of hydronium (H30+) is a measurement of the concentration of hydrogen ions in a liquid. Plants absorb nutrients with charges on them since hydrogen has a positive charge, pH can change how plants absorb nutrients. You may want to check your soil pH to see how it is affecting your plants. For hydroponic systems, the pH can be changed by adding salts to the system. Control Complete Nutrients. Deficiencies of Magnesium and I
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