NUTRIENTS MANAGEMENT

MULTI-NUTRIENTS

There are 17 elements essential to plants. They are the building blocks of plant life. Without enough of all these crucial nutrients, plants will not thrive, and crop productivity is severely compromised. Plant growers must therefore ensure their crops are nourished well.

Multi nutrients are the perfect combinations of all the major nutrients .Potassium (K) and secondary nutrients Sulphur (S), Magnesium (Mg) and Calcium (Ca) make a particularly powerful contribution to good harvests. They significantly improve yields and they also benefit various aspects of quality. Nourishing crops with these four nutrients result in more and higher value fresh fruit or vegetables and, as a result, greater income to the growers.

Crop quality depends on replenished nutrient supply.

Growing fruits and vegetables for high yield and quality depletes nutrient content in potting soil, therefore for the next crop the nutrients has to be replenished. Therefore, nutrients need to be replenished through fertilizer and manure applications to sustain an adequate supply of plant nutrients to the crops and maintain the viability of the soil.

COMPONENTS AND ROLE OF MULTI-NUTRIENTS

  1. Nitrogen is so vital because it is a major component of chlorophyll, the compound by which plants use sunlight energy to produce sugars from water and carbon dioxide
  2. Phosphorusis essential for the better root growth of plants so that nutrients will be effectively observed by active roots
  3. Potassium increases yield and quality of produce, enhances the ability of plants to resist diseases, insect attacks, cold and drought stresses and other adverse conditions.
  4. Sulphur is also important in photosynthesis and crop winter hardiness. Leguminous plants need S for efficient N fixation.
  5. Magnesium is an essential component of the chlorophyll molecule, it is essential for photosynthesis, cell division, protein formation phosphate metabolism, plant respiration and the activation of several enzyme systems.
  6. Molybdenum It also needed by symbiotic nitrogen fixing bacteria in legumes to fix atmospheric nitrogen.
  7. Zinc activates enzymes that are responsible for the synthesis of certain proteins. It is used in the formation of chlorophyll and some carbohydrates, conversion of starches to sugars
  8. Iron is a constituent of several enzymes and some pigments, and assists in nitrate and sulfate reduction and energy production within the plant.
  9. Copper activates some enzymes in plants which are involved in lignin synthesis and it is essential in several enzyme systems.

 

QUANTITY OF APPLICATION:

Apply 2-3 teaspoons of multi nutrient per plant once in 15 days interval for balanced nutrient supply and healthy growth.

MODE OF ACTION AND UPTAKE:

These multi nutrients granules will be having polymer coating over its surface which facilitates slow release of nutrients. It will very elastic and highly resistant. Over a period a time, the solution inside the granule will produce aroma thereby it attracts the active / white roots of the plant and roots will absorbs the specific quantity of nutrients required. The nutrients will be released till 5-6 months and later it will degrade in soil itself (biodegradable)

RESULTS:

  • Continuous and slow release of nutrients throughout the plant life cycle
  • Timely and limited release of nutrients according to plant growth stages
  • Higher efficiency of nutrient use
  • No nutrient loss from irrigation water
  • Thick and quality leaves so that pests and disease attack will be less
  • Quality and quantity of yield can be increased
  • Full nutritional benefit of fruit can be expected since there is a timely release of essential elements