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Importance & Significance Of Soil Nutrients For Plants

by aditya abhishek


Just like we humans eat food for energy & growth, in the similar way plants need nutrients for growth & energy. But from where these nutrients come from...

Essential Nutrients

Plant requires 17 essential nutrients for their growth & development. Out of these, on the basis of amount are categorized into two groups: Macronutrients & Micronutrients.


Carbon, hydrogen, oxygen, nitrogen, phosphorus, sulfur, calcium and potassium are macronutrients. Plants get Carbon, hydrogen & oxygen from air & water. 


Boron, zinc, manganese, iron, copper, molybdenum, chlorine are micronutrients. Plant gets all macro & micronutrients from the soil except carbon, hydrogen & oxygen.


Macronutrients serve as the building blocks for essential plant structures and processes. They support the formation of leaves, stems, and roots, etc.

Nutrient-rich soil promotes vigorous growth, which results in growth of plants that are more resistant to pests, diseases & environmental stresses.

Micronutrients play a crucial role in supporting plant health, growth, and overall productivity. Hence it is very important to maintain soil nutrient balance. 

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