DOES PLANTS NEED SALT AND NITROGEN FOR THEIR PROPER GROWTH?
Plants require nitrogen for a variety of reasons, including leaf growth, yet root systems are unable to take nitrogen directly.
Approximately 80% of the nitrogen in the soil is organic, and it must be mineralized or transformed to ammonium or nitrate before it can be absorbed by plants. This process can take up to a year for some types of nutrients.
The fundamental reason why organic nutrient treatments do not overfeed or burn a plant is because of this. Simply put, the nutrient is not in a form that the roots can absorb. The nutrient becomes salt and is available for absorption after this conversion step.
IS SALT A BAD THING OR A GOOD THING FOR PLANTS?
Gardeners and growers are well aware of the harm that soil or extremely salty water may inflict. A nutrient can only be absorbed by a plant if it is in the form of an ionic salt. This is because a positive or negative membrane potential is required to supply energy and transport the nutrient to the cell cytoplasm.As a result, regular nutrient supply is required for optimal plant growth, excess of salt is bad for the growth of the plants.
BENEFITS OF ORGANIC NUTRIENTS IN PLANTS
Different mechanisms for converting nitrogen sources into ionic salt exist, and these processes correspond to the various types of fertilisers.
-Hydrolysis is the first of these processes, in which nitrogen is transformed by water.
-The second is mineralization, which occurs when the nitrogen source is converted by the soil's microbial activity. The mineralization process is completed when the temperature reaches a certain point. The mechanisms or reactions that must take place in order for nitrogen to reach the plant are highly complicated.
Bacteria, protozoa, are put to work during the mineralization of organic nitrogen, absorbing the nitrogen and converting it to nitrates, ammonium, and other by-products. These nitrates are available to the plant right away. Because this process takes time and gradually raises the temperature, the availability of nitrates is gradual and safe.
Phosphorus, like nitrogen, undergoes the same types of reactions to form a salt and hence available for plant uptake. Plants absorb phosphorus mostly as negative-charged primary and secondary orthophosphate ions.Some prepared nutrients may already have them in the fertiliser component, but organic forms must go through mineralization first. This slows down the release of nutrients once more.
HYDROPONY REQUIRESMINERAL NUTRIENTS!
However, there are times when adding mineral nutrients that are ready to absorb to an organic nutrition foundation might be beneficial.When a plant displays signs of malnutrition, organic nutrient sources may be too sluggish to restore the shortage in time to prevent a loss of several desirable crop attributes. A foliar application of inorganic fertilisers, or even adding the proper amount of inorganic nutrients to the soil, could be the answer.
Many mineral fertilisers contain nutrients that can be absorbed right away by the root system, or at the very least are readily available. Mineral nutrients do not sterilise the soil or feed the soil microorganisms, but as long as organic nutrients are there, these microbes will reproduce and do a decent job. Only when the producer relies only on inorganic nutrients will the soil progressively become sterile due to microbial deprivation.
The key to success is understanding the proper amount and rationale for adding mineral supplements. Micronutrients, which can enhance flavour, may be required at certain points during the growth and blooming cycles.
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