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.



Although Zinc (Zn) is a trace element and only required in very small amounts in the plant, Zn deficiency in crops is widespread around the world. Low Zn content in food crops contributes to Zn deficiency in approximately 30% of human diets. With the world population continuing to expand, it is critical that attention be paid to Zn nutrition in food crop production.

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