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  • Seed treatments and seed dressings to control disease and promote germination and emergence

    Seed treatments and dressings play a crucial role in protecting seeds from diseases, pests, and environmental stressors while promoting germination and healthy emergence of seedlings. They enhance seedling vigor and establish a strong start for the plant, which is essential for crop success. Here are common seed treatments and dressings used for disease control and […]

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  • Sugar transport and grain fill

    Sugar transport and grain fill are crucial processes in plants, especially in cereal crops like wheat, corn, rice, and barley, where sugars produced during photosynthesis are transported and utilized to fill and develop grains. This process is fundamental for achieving optimal grain yield and quality. Here’s an overview of how sugar transport contributes to grain […]

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  • Interaction between boron and potassium

    Interaction between boron and potassium Boron (B) and potassium (K) are both essential nutrients for plants, and they interact in various ways to influence plant growth, development, and overall health. Here’s an overview of the interaction between boron and potassium in plants: 1. Boron Uptake and Mobility: 2. Cell Wall Structure and Integrity: 3. Water […]

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  • Lignin formation in plants

    Lignin is a complex and rigid polymer found in the cell walls of plants, particularly in the secondary cell walls of specialized plant cells. It provides strength, rigidity, and support to the plant, allowing it to stand upright and resist mechanical stress. Lignin is one of the main components that make plant cell walls tough […]

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  • Plant nutrients involved in cell wall

    The cell wall of plant cells is a complex structure primarily composed of carbohydrates, including cellulose, hemicellulose, pectin, lignin, and various other compounds. While cell wall formation is not directly regulated by specific plant nutrients, several essential nutrients indirectly influence the structure and function of the cell wall through their involvement in cell metabolism and […]

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  • Plant nutrients involved in shoot growth

    Shoot growth in plants is influenced by various essential nutrients that support the development of stems, leaves, flowers, and other above-ground plant structures. Here are key plant nutrients that play important roles in promoting shoot growth: Nitrogen (N): Phosphorus (P): Potassium (K): Calcium (Ca): Magnesium (Mg): Sulfur (S): Iron (Fe): Zinc (Zn): Copper (Cu): Manganese […]

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  • Copper’s role in plant growth and development

    Copper (Cu) is an essential micronutrient for plants, playing a vital role in various physiological processes, growth, and development. Although plants require copper in small amounts, it is indispensable for several critical functions within plants. Copper serves as a cofactor for various enzymes involved in critical metabolic processes. Here’s a detailed overview of the roles […]

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  • Potassium’s role in plant growth and development

    Potassium (K) is an essential nutrient for plants and is classified as a primary macronutrient, along with nitrogen and phosphorus. It plays a crucial role in various physiological processes, growth, and development of plants. Potassium is required in relatively large quantities by plants and is involved in several key functions. Here’s a detailed overview of […]

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  • Make the Best of Your Crop Desiccation

    Harvest 2020 is right around the corner and the memories of “Hellvest 19” are still a little too raw. While nature’s plans for Harvest 2020 remain to be seen, ensuring an adequate and timely dry down of the crop is crucial for a smooth harvest in any year. Hard water and high pH can reduce […]

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  • Free Up Your Phosphorus

    Broadcasting fertilizer is a practice commonly used to maximize soil fertility, with advantages for managing the seeding operation early in the spring. However, this practice is detrimental to the efficiency of phosphorus, as it exposes it to either run-off in wet springs or, early tie-up or both. In this post we will examine the factors […]

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