Micronutrients consist of a fine blend of mineral elements comprising of Zinc (Zn), Copper (Cu), Manganese (Mn), Iron (Fe), Boron (B), Molybdenum (Mo). Mineral elements nurture horticultural crops and also crops of cereals, pulses, oilseeds, spices, and plantation. In spite of the low demand, critical plant functions are hindered if micronutrients are unavailable, which results in plant deformations, lower yield, and diminished growth. Micronutrients are crucial for plant growth and play an important role in balancing crop nutrition.
Micronutrients deficiency can be encountered by visual symptoms on crops and by testing soil and plant tissues. For understanding these visual symptoms, it is necessary to know the role each micronutrient plays in plant growth and development.
The role of micronutrients in a plant as below:
¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿Zinc is crucial for plant hormone balance and auxin activity and it is vital for growth, a division of cell and production of husks of grains.
¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿Iron assists in biological process and cell growth in plants. Iron is a component of enzymes, essential for chlorophyll synthesis, photosynthesis.
¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿Boron enhances flowering blooms and develops uniform ripening process and it is essential in sugar transport, Cell division, and amino acid production.
¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿Manganese performs an important role in photosynthesis, chloroplast production, a cofactor in many plant reactions and activates enzymes.
¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿Copper stimulates enzymes required for photosynthesis.
¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿Molybdenum is crucial for the growth of leaves and prevention of diseases in plants and it is involved