Challenging Plants: Fertilisers


Nutrients essential for plant growth are obtained naturally from soil or other growing media. However, supplies become depleted and fertilisers are needed to increase the availability of nutrients to plants. An understanding of chemical changes is used to making fertilisers, often designed to meet specific requirements such as particular nutrient deficiencies and methods of application (including rate of release).


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A summary of compounds used in fertilisers as sources of micronutrients. The advantages of simple salts and metal complexes are compared. It might be used as a context for discussing the importance of metal complexes and it may be linked to several practical activities.


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