Micronutrients Play a Macro-Role in Soil Health

While it is obvious that plants need macronutrients such as carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen to thrive, micronutrients like chlorine, copper, and iron are just as vital to plant health.  However, micronutrients are often overlooked and can quickly inhibit growth. The exact amount of micronutrients needed has been obscure in the past, so farmers, even the ones who do measure their soil nutrients, don’t always know which amounts they need of the different nutrients.

Iowa State University Extension wants farmers to have the right numbers.  ISU published suggested soil micronutrients that will aid farmers in routinely measuring accurate soil nutrient levels.  The publication reports on the purpose of and amount needed for each nutrient.

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