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The term ‘trace elements’ was coined in the early days of plant nutrition science to refer to those constituents of plant ash that were present in really tiny ‘trace’ amounts. This term has stuck, but it has often been replaced by the terms ‘micronutrients’ or ‘minor nutrients’. Gradually the ‘trace’ elements in plant ash were…
Closed Watering Systems
Whether it is because of the ever-rising cost of purchased water, an absolute shortage of water caused by drought, or the need to prevent pollution of nearby waterways with nutrients, many nurseries now recycle much of their runoff water. In this article, we address the benefits and potential problems you may encounter from utilising runoff…
Urea: Friend of Foe?
Once upon a time, ammonium nitrate was readily available to nurseries. This ‘all nitrogen’ fertiliser was useful for quickly supplying some additional nitrogen, or for inclusion within fertigation solutions as a major source of nitrogen. A main advantage of ammonium nitrate over other nitrogenous fertilisers is its equal proportions of the ammonium and nitrate forms of soluble…
Liquid feeds: buy or make your own?
By far the easiest way of preparing a liquid feed is to buy a package of mixed nutrients with the required proportions of major nutrients, dissolve it in water in your stock tank and apply it through your injector and irrigation system. However, this method is far more expensive than if you made up your stock…
How to use phosphorus supply to control growth rate
When purchasing a potting medium from the majority of Australian producers, the formulation will contain adequate supplies of most essential nutrients. These being: Trace elements – iron, manganese, zinc, copper, boron, molybdenum (and nickel as needed) Secondary nutrients – calcium and magnesium from the limestone and dolomite added to adjust pH, and sulphur (and more calcium)…
Calcium – an often overlooked nutrient
Accounts of fertilisers typically list their ‘NPK’ contents – the concentrations of nitrogen (N), phosphorus (P) and potassium (K). Such accounts might also include reference to trace elements being added. However, rarely do these accounts mention anything regarding the three secondary nutrients – sulphur (S), calcium (Ca) and magnesium (Mg). All three are just as essential…