Magnesium (Mg) is also part of the trio of secondary nutrients in plants. Its availability dependent on the soil balance and pH of the soil.

Magnesium roles in soil are similar with calcium as the display antagonistic tendencies and always have to be in balance.

Importance in Plants

  • Magnesium helps plants better make use of sun’s light in providing energy required for making of food in plants leaves.
  • Forms part of plant green coloring which allows leaves to easily manufacture food.
  • Like most nutrients it helps in uptake of other nutrients and in particular Phosphorus.
  • Assists in plant respiration and enzyme activation.

Deficiency symptoms in plants

Plant leaves start losing color in between the veins from top heading towards the end of the leaf is the most common you will come across.

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