NPK fertilizer is a fertilizer that is trusted and chosen by many farmers. However, not everyone understands this fertilizer, especially its specific benefits to plants. In order to help all farmers understand important information about NPK organic fertilizer, today Rebuild Garden would like to share with readers an article about the effects of NPK on plants.
What is the role of nitrogen in plants [N]
Nitrogen is a macronutrient to provide nitrogen for plants, especially the leaves. Therefore, this is an essential substance for the growth and development of plants. It participates in and supports the development of living tissues, produces chlorophyll pigments, protozoa, nucleic acids and proteins. As an important nutrient for leaves, if you know how to apply it properly, it will help increase the quality and yield of leafy vegetables and cereal grains.
When fertilizing nitrogen, you should note that you should not fertilize too much but also do not apply too little to avoid losing its effect. If there is a lack of nitrogen, the branches and leaves will grow poorly, stunted, have few branches, and few shoots; young leaves are small, old leaves are pale green to yellow from the tips of the leaves and are easy to fall off; The roots are less developed, the root system is short. It will adversely affect the yield and contains low protein content. However, if there is too much nitrogen, it is also not good for the tree because the leaves are large, the canopy is large but soft, easy to fall, easy to be infected with pests, …
What is the role of phosphorus in plants [P]
Phosphorus is a macronutrient that provides phosphorus and mainly provides nutrients for plant roots. It is an essential substance of metabolism, energy, protein and cell division of plants. In addition, it is an important component of nucleic acids, amino acids, phospholipid proteins, coenzymes, and chromosomes.
Similar to nitrogen, users should not overuse phosphorus to stimulate plant roots. It is difficult to detect an excess of phosphorus, usually it is accompanied by a deficiency of the trace elements zinc and copper. And when lack of phosphorus, the tree will become stunted, weak stem, thin leaves, underdeveloped roots; The tree is difficult to flower and has few fruits, if any, the fruit ripens slowly and the skin is thick and spongy.
What is the role of (Kali) Potassium in plants [K]
Potassium is a macronutrient that increases stomatal activity, activates photosynthetic enzymes, and synthesizes hydrocarbons. At the same time, it also helps to increase the ability to use sunlight when the weather is cold and foggy, thereby increasing the ability of plants to withstand cold weather. If there is a lack of potassium, the tips of the old leaves turn yellow-brown, then gradually spread inward from the tip of the leaf down, from the edge of the leaf back. Even if the potassium deficiency is severe, most of the leaves will burn and fall off; stunted tree, weak body and easy to fall. Meanwhile, if there is an excess of potassium, the fruit is often rough.
Above are the effects of NPK on plants that Rebuild Garden wants to share with readers. If you have any questions, please contact fertilizer suppliers for instructions and more information on how to use them.