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Plants need the right combination of soluble salts and nutrients to grow and flourish. Trees, plants and shrubs take out butrients from the soil which if not properly replenished cause soil deficiencies resulting in stunted growth and unhealthy plants.
The most important paramers are pH, Nitrogen (N), Phosphorus (P), and Potassium (K). Soil can acidic, neutral or alkaline and each plant has a range of pH in which it thrives. The ability of plants to asborb nutrients also depends largely on the pH value. Nitrogen is an indispensable element for the growth of vegetation and is a key factor in fertilization. A correct quantity of nitrogen allows a healthy growth of the entire structure. Phosphorus contributes to the formation of bulbs, roots and blooming. Potassium plays an important role in how much water is absorbed by the roots and makes plants resistant to dieases.
Your soil should be tested regularly, especially prior to seeding, planting and fertilizing as well as whebn other soil, manure or compost are added. By testing your soil, you can ensure that your plants are in tip top condition and prevent stunted growth or unhealthy vegetation.
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pH measurements is one of the most important disciplines a grower should perform. When I visit a grower who is experiencing a less-than-healthy crop and ask what the root medium pH is, the response is often, "I don't know." Find out more about pH in Irrigation Water by reading this white paper.