Magnesium Deficiency in Plants
Such a common problem as magnesium deficiency in plants usually results in the deterioration of growth and production processes and slows down the synthesis of nitrogen-containing compounds. As a result, the production of quality chlorophyll content and disease resistance decrease. Magnesium is absorbed only in the form of Mg2+ ions. It mainly accumulates in the organs and seeds of young plants. It is more mobile and can be reused by the plant. From the old leaves, it enters the young ones, and after flowering, flows from the leaves to the seeds, concentrating there. The lack of magnesium affects the yield of seeds, roots, and tubers more sharply than straw or chaff.
How to prevent
To prevent magnesium deficiency, use a liquid fertilizer containing a high magnesium concentration for foliar-feeding crops. Magnesium lime is also a very effective source of magnesium in the soil. The magnesium content, in this case, depends on the manufacturer and the origin of the particular fertilizer. For optimal soil fertility, systematically add small maintenance doses of fertilizer. In addition to magnesium lime, there is another magnesium-rich fertilizer, kieserite.