Fertilizers In Plants

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Plants require a variety of nutrients to efficiently grow, however, fertilizers offer an extra advantage as they provide a surplus of minerals and nutrients that are not readily available in depleted soil. Plants receive carbon from the atmosphere and additional nutrients such as nitrogen, phosphorous, and potassium from such fertilizers. Nutrients play an important role in plant growth because plants require large amounts of macronutrients and smaller quantities of micronutrients to grow. These nutrients are distributed around the plant and assist in making the plant stronger, fighting against bacteria and herbivory, and help create modified roots, stems, and leaves. For a plant to be healthy, the plant must be able to complete the process of cation exchange to retrieve the nutrients that are readily available from the soil particles in the environment.…show more content…
The use of fertilizers on crops has many economic and environmental advantages as these nutrients benefit the agricultural world (Wu, 2015). Additionally, a research study found that the presence of fertilizer on crops significantly improved soil quality and crop productivity for farmers (Bedada, 2014). The purpose of this research was to determine if the use of fertilizers on Brassica rapa would significantly impact the overall height and germination of the plants. The hypothesis being tested by research states that the height of the B. rapa will significantly increase with higher concentrations of

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