Why Calcium and Boron Are Vital for Your Plant Health
Plant health is dependent upon a number of nutrients through absorption and enzyme stimulation, this ensure that the plant maintains thriving root growth as well as good overall crop health. Calcium and boron are two of the essential nutrients that harvests depend on, without adequate levels of both the plants are susceptible to suffering a wide range of physiological disorders in addition to diminished crop health. The fertility of any plant is something that growers and farmers must place great significance on, fighting to ensure that the harvests are fertilized naturally and organically to achieve optimum calcium and boron levels.
A plant’s cell walls and membranes require Calcium to help with structure and health. From helping with the plant development to facilitating in the environmental challenges that many crops face, adequate calcium levels is imperative. Taken up from the roots, plants use calcium to promote the metabolic process of other nutrients, fruit quality, protection against heat stress and plant diseases. The following are symptoms of calcium deficiency in plants:
▪ Curling of new leaves
▪ Shoot scorching
▪ Spotting on new leaves
▪ Poor growth
▪ Stunted roots
▪ Burns on leaf tips
▪ Damage to fruits
In addition to calcium, Boron is another nutrient in which crops necessitate. Unfortunately, boron is the most prevalent micronutrient deficiency worldwide, often causing enormous losses in crop production from both a qualitative and quantitative standpoint. Boron supports the structural and functional integrity of plant cell membranes. Boron-deficiency symptoms first appear at the growing points, and certain soil types are more prone to boron deficiencies. Containing boron in both insoluble and water-soluble forms, plants require sufficient boron levels to remain productive and healthy. The following are the symptoms of boron deficiency in plants:
▪ Bushy stunted growth
▪ Proliferation of branches
▪ Distorted, brittle, and thick branches
▪ Dying growing tips
▪ Prevention of fruit set
▪ Yellowing of leaves
The acids forms in plant metabolism must be neutralized in order to maintain production and health. Monitoring root growth, enzyme stimulation, nutrients absorption, germination of pollen pipes, fruit quality, and overall fertility is crucial. Regulating calcium and boron in a harvest is fundamental in producing thriving, flourishing, healthy crops.
Role of Calcium Boron in Coffee Plantations
Applying micronutrient fertilisers either as foliar sprays or through irrigation systems in coffee plantations can help to “fine tune” the coffee tree’s needs. For example, boron and calcium need to be at certain levels before the tree flowers so that a strong healthy bean is formed. Boron availability from soil applied fertilisers is problematic, particularly if it is dependent on rainfall. However Calcium Boron Product of Napnutriscience can be injected into the irrigation system and watered onto the tree’s root zone for immediate uptake.
Calcium Boron Product presented by Napnutriscience
Calcium Boron product (Dark Liquid) is our most economical liquid calcium boron for soil or foliar applications. Dark Phenolic Acid chelating agents promote efficient nutrient absorption, and provide for compatibility with most herbicides, insecticides, fungicides, and soluble fertilizers.