USES AND DEFICIENCY SYMPTOMS OF PHOSPHROUS IN A PLANT

USES AND DEFICIENCY SYMPTOMS OF PHOSPHROUS IN A PLANT

Phosphorous is absorbed in form of phosphate ions.

Uses of phosphorous

  • It is important for flowering and fruiting in plants
  • It encourages formation of plant roots.
  • It is important in Amino acid formation, cell division and photosynthesis.
  • It improves the quality of forage and cereal crops.




Deficiency symptoms of phosphorous

  • Leaves develop purple green colour and fall off prematurely.
  • Cereals crops lodge/fall
  • Poor branching in stems and roots
  • Axillary buds fail to grow stunted growth.
  • Tuber crops like Irish potato are small and few
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