The application of micronutrients differs from the application of primary macronutrients because of the much smaller quantities required for optimal plant development and the dominant role of the pH with uptake. The dominant role of the pH with the uptake of micronutrients often involves that sometimes the uptake is more affected by the level of the pH than by the concentrations of the element applied.
The essential elements for micronutrients required for growing plants are iron, boron, chloride, copper, manganese, molybdenum, and zinc. Certain plant species may need other micronutrients for healthy growth: silica (Si), aluminium (Al), cobalt (Co), nickel (Ni), vanadium (V), and selenium (Se). For example, while silica isn’t classed as an essential hydroponic nutrient solution it is a quasi-essential plant nutrient that has been shown in numerous studies to be beneficial to plant health and yields in various crops.
Nulife Technologies and Mammoth are popular brands of micronutrients required for plant growth and development. Visit in-store or order online at hydroexperts.com.au for required elements for your hydroponic system and get free delivery over $499. Only at HYDRO EXPERTS!