agriculture review

Can Overfertilizing Kill Plants

by aditya abhishek


Overfertilizing is a common mistake that many farmers or gardeners make, and it can have disastrous effects on plants if not corrected in time.


It can cause the tips and edges of the plant's leaves to turn brown or yellow. The leaves may also become brittle and start to fall off.

Stunted Growth

It can stunt the plant's growth, making it smaller and weaker than usual. Therefore only add fertilizer in the recommended amount. 

Wilting & Leaf Drop

It can cause the plant to wilt, even if the soil is moist & plant to drop leaves prematurely. It can damage the plant's roots, making it harder for the plant to absorb water and nutrients.

How To Control?

If you suspect that your plant has been overfertilized, the first thing you should do is flush the soil with water to remove excess nutrients from the soil. 

Stop Fertilizing

Stop fertilizing the plant for a while to give it time to recover. When you start fertilizing again, make sure to use a balanced fertilizer or recommended dozes only. 

Pruning or Trimming

If the plant has already suffered significant damage, you may need to trim it. This will help to remove the damaged parts of the plant and stimulate new growth.

Watch Your Plants

Keep a close eye on the plant & monitor its progress. If the plant is not recovering, you may need to seek professional help. You can connect with us to solve the problem.

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