Nutri-Facts - North America

A series of fact sheets written by scientific staff of the International Plant Nutrition Institute (IPNI) that is focused on essential plant nutrients and their use.



Magnesium (Mg) is one of nine macronutrients and is taken up by plants in quantities similar to that of phosphorus (P).

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Manganese (Mn) is one of the 17 elements essential for plant growth and reproduction. It is needed in only small quantities by plants, but like other micronutrients Mn is ultimately as critical to plant growth as are the major nutrients.

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Molybdenum (Mo) is a trace element required in very small mounts for the growth of both plants and animals. Crop deficiencies of Mo are fairly uncommon, but there are a variety of soil and foliar fertilizers that can be used to correct this condition when it occurs.

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