Plants requires 21 chemical elements for proper healthy growth. These elements are divided into 2 major groups called Non-Mineral and Mineral nutrients.
There are 3 non-mineral nutrients: Oxygen (O), Carbon (C), and Hydrogen (H). They made up about 90-96% of total plant dry matter. Plants get these 3 nutrients from the atmosphere and water. Plants obtain the rest of the nutrients from the soil.
There are 18 mineral nutrients. They are divided into 2 major group called macro nutrients and micro nutrients. There are 6 macro nutrients, and it is subdivided into 2 groups: a primary and secondary nutrients. There are 12 micro nutrients, and these are measured in parts per million.
There are 3 primary essential nutrients Nitrogen (N), Phosphorus (P), and Potassium (K) in this group that make up about 2.6% of total plant dry matter. Since plants use them in greater amount, they are generally depleted from the soil. NPK fertilizers are the primary nutrients mostly amended in agriculture, and they are available in both organic and inorganic.
There are 3 secondary essential nutrients: Calcium (Ca), Magnesium (Mg), and Sulfur (S) make up about 0.7% of total plant dry matter. Plants get these nutrients from the soil. Sometime these are also amended to the soil by farmers.
There are 12 essential micro nutrients: Boron (B), Chlorine (Cl), Cobalt (Co), Copper (Cu), Iron (Fe), Manganese (Mn), Molybdenum (Mo), Nickel (Ni), Silicon (Si), Sodium (Na), Zinc (Zn), and Vanadium (Va). They make up a very small percentage of total dry plant matter, but they contribute to the overall health of the plants and quality of the products. Usually, they are measured in parts per million.
Since N, P, and K are utilized by plants in greater amount, they are generally found depleted in the soil. The secondary nutrients Ca, Mg, and S are also utilized in large amount. Some soils are depleted with these nutrients as well. In order to maintain yield these nutrients, especially N, must be amended, and farmers usually use chemical fertilizers.
In the plant support system which consists of soil, microbes, nutrients, and roots, chemical fertilizers only address the nutrient component of this system. In this way it will degrade soil structure, decrease soil microbes, decrease other nutrients availability, and decrease root volume. This is the condition of most of agricultural soil today.
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