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Trace elements

In order to grow in a healthy way, every plant needs nutrition. The necessary nutrients, which are different for each crop, can be obtained from organic and artificial fertilizers. Depending on the needs of the plants, fertilizers are divided into main and trace elements. Main elements are the fertilizers of which the plant needs the most. Trace elements are less needed, but certainly not less important for the proper functioning of the plants.  


Solid and liquid trace elements

Trace mixes

Nutrition of the plant

Plants need nutrients to experience constant and healthy growth. This requires an interplay of different nutrients, which consists of both main elements and trace elements. 
The main elements are the most needed nutrients. The trace elements are less needed by the plant, but are still essential for the plant. 

Trace elements for plants

Trace elements fertilizers are administered to the plant in various nutrients, including boron (B), molybdenum (Mo), manganese (Mn), copper (Cu), zinc (Zn) and iron (Fe).
The combination of these trace elements and main elements is important to achieve continuous growth and healthy growth of plants. Trace elements have various functions for a plant. For example, they can contribute to the development of chlorophyll granules, the formation of enzymes, improved photosynthesis, an improved metabolic process, cell elongation and firmness of cell membranes. Trace elements are found in fertilizers and are available in various forms. For example, you can choose from in liquid, solid or mixed form. In addition to the various application forms, you can choose from trace elements in the form of sulphates or chelates. Sulphates and chelates are both trace elements but both have their advantages and disadvantages in terms of application. Our specialist will explain the difference between sulphates and chelates in an article. Which fertilizer to use, to get a good supply of these nutrients to your plant, depends on the fertilization schedule. Our specialists will be happy to advise you on the use of the right trace elements. 

Chelated trace elements

Some trace elements can be better administered to the plant in a chelated form. The chelating of a nutrient ensures that it remains more stable in the fertilizer solution, so that it remains more absorbable for the plant. 
For example, especially for the element iron, it is essential to be administered in the form of a chelated iron. Another advantage of chelates is that the element is mobile, which ensures fast and distributed absorption. When you administer iron in the form of a chelate, precipitation of fertilizers is prevented.

Prevent deficiency symptoms with trace elements

Trace elements are an important part of the plant's growth, making it important to always administer the right amount of micronutrients. If you don't do this, various symptoms of plant failure can occur, with consequences such as reduced plant growth or hindered photosynthesis. In addition to a deficiency, a surplus of trace elements can also occur, which can lead to an imbalance in the plant. Our specialists wrote an article about how to recognize deficiency symptoms of plants and what to do when deficiency symptoms occur.

Buying trace elements

Royal Brinkman's range of trace elements consists of various products, from fixed to liquid, such as chelates, Fertigro, trace mixes and sulphates.
Would you like to receive more information or would you like to receive advice about the possibilities of the different trace elements? Please feel free to contact one of our specialists. We will contact you within 24 hours on working days. 
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