The Importance of Nutrients in Soil
The main source of nutrition for all trees and plants is found in soil. Together
soil supplies nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium. Often times this combo will have
referred to as NPK. Calcium, sulfur, magnesium, iron, zinc, copper, and born are less important nutrients as well. Nitrogen is found in every plant cell, mostly proteins and hormones. This element is found in the atmosphere which is harvested into ammonium sulfate which is used in fertilizer. Phosphorus is mainly used to transport energy from the sun directly into plants. This
nutrient is used to grow the roots and advance into later stages of maturity.
Potassium is what makes plants strong, in other words it lends itself to the immune system of a plant to fight off disease. Furthermore, it helps to create sugar, oil, and starch within the plant. This nutrient is essential to growing healthy fruits. Calcium is what helps to grow new roots, and leaves. Magnesium is the most important aspect of chlorophyll; it is what helps plants to keep their strong green color. Magnesium is necessary for photosynthesis. Sulfur is an assistant in the production of amino acids, and proteins. These compounds are what help the plant to photosynthesize. Although there are other important nutrients relating to a plant, these are the most essential to every plant and trees health.