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Facts every grower needs to know about Zinc

This article reviews zinc deficiencies in plants, soil factors that affect it and how to correct zinc deficiencies

Facts every grower needs to know about Zinc

Zinc (Zn) is one of the eight essential micronutrients. It is needed by plants in small amounts, but yet crucial to plant development. 

Zinc deficiency is probably the most common micronutrient deficiency in crops worldwide, resulting in substantial losses in crop yields and human nutritional health problems. It actually affects one-third of the world’s population. 

Inadequate supply of zinc might result in significant reduction in crop yields and quality. In fact, yield can even be reduced by over 20% before any visual symptoms of the deficiency occur! 

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