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  • Sulfur’s Role in Plant Growth and Development

    Sulfur (S) is an essential nutrient for plants and plays a critical role in various physiological processes, growth, and development. It is classified as a secondary macronutrient, required in significant amounts by plants. Sulfur is a component of important amino acids, vitamins, enzymes, and coenzymes, contributing to the overall health and function of plants. Here’s […]

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  • Calcium: The Brick of It All

    Calcium (Ca) is the backbone of every living organism, including plants. Although a plant’s needs for calcium can be as high as its needs for nitrogen and potassium, it is classified as a secondary nutrient. In this post, we examine the importance of calcium and the factors that can limit its availability to plants. As […]

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  • The Role of Silica in Field Crops

    It has been over a decade since the discovery of how plants take up and re-translocate silica (Si), one of the most abundant elements on earth. Further focus on the element has revealed that it plays an important role in alleviating the effects of biotic and abiotic stress; however, still much remains to be understood. […]

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