Journal of Soil Science & Plant Health

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Perspective,  Vol: 7 Issue: 2

Nutrient Management and Fertilizer Requirements for Plant Growth

Fredrick Lin*

1Department of Bioenvironmental Systems Engineering, National Taiwan University, Taiwan

*Corresponding Author: Fredrick Lin,
Department of Bioenvironmental Systems Engineering, National Taiwan University, Taiwan

Received date: 22 March, 2023, Manuscript No. JSPH-23-100651;

Editor assigned date: 24 March, 2023, Pre QC No. JSPH-23-100651 (PQ);

Reviewed date: 17 April, 2023, QC. No. JSPH-23-100651;

Revised date: 24 April, 2023, Manuscript No. JSPH-23-100651 (R);

Published date: 28 April, 2023, DOI: 10.4172/jsph.1000189.

Citation: Lin F (2023) Nutrient Management and Fertilizer Requirements for Plant Growth. J Soil Sci Plant Nutr 7:2.




Plants use inorganic minerals for nutrition. Complex interactions between rock minerals, decomposing organic matter, and bacteria form inorganic minerals in soil. Roots takes in mineral nutrients as ions in soil water. Many elements have an impact on nutrient uptake for vegetation. Ions may be "tied up" with the aid of other elements or the soil itself. Soil too high in pH (alkaline) or too low (acid) makes Minerals become inaccessible to flowers when the pH of the soil is too high (alkaline) or too low (acid). Sedimentary rock constitutes 75-80% of the Earth's crust and serves as the parent material for soils.

Soil parent fabric has a sizeable direct influence at the nutrient detail contents of the soil; this influence is greater mentioned in younger soils and diminishes with increasing soil age. This enables for a better understanding of the influence of soil determining materials on soil elemental composition. It's far useful to study the mineralogical composition of commonplace rocks that make up the soil parent fabric. Primary minerals shape at increased temperatures from cooling magma for the duration of the unique solidification of rock or during metamorphism, and they're generally derived from igneous and metamorphic rocks in soil. In most soils, feldspars, micas, and quartz are the main primary mineral parts, and pyroxenes and hornblendes are found in smaller amounts.

Secondary minerals in soils are formed as a result of lowtemperature reactions during the weathering of primary minerals in the aqueous environment on the Earth's surface. Secondary minerals in general manage nutrients via adsorption-desorption, dissolutionprecipitation, and oxidation-reduction reactions.

Adsorption reactions regarding minerals are often greater critical in controlling plant nutrient detail availability than the discharge of nutrient factors via mineral weathering. Phyllosilicates with an everlasting fee provide trade sites that maintain some of critical nutrients in their cationic shape(cation trade capacity), together with Ca2+, Mg2+, and Na+; the vitamins are retained by means of outer-sphere complicated formation and can be without problems taken up by way of plant roots. Alternatively, variable price minerals (e.g., Fe oxides) hold some nutrients (P, Zn) with the aid of forming internalsphere complexes.

All fertilizer recommendations given in a soil check document are based on the amount of nutrient (N, P2O5, K2O) to apply for a given location. Lawn and lawn tips are given in kilos (lb) in step with 1,000 square feet (square ft.). From the given pointers its miles important to select the suitable fertilizer grade and decide how lots of this fertilizer to apply to the lawn vicinity. Numbers on fertilizer luggage suggest the precise probabilities of vitamins with the aid of weight: 100 lb of five-10-10 fertilizer consists of five lb of nitrogen (N), 10 lb of phosphate (P2O5), and 10 lb of potash (K2O). Because it is hard to attain the precise quantity of all advocated nutrients from the lawn fertilizer blends available in the market, it is critical to match the nitrogen requirement.


Three methods for removing vitamins from soil. Soil fertility declines as nutrients are removed from the soil. The removal of nutrients from the soil can be accomplished in a variety of ways Leaching, soil erosion, and expanding vegetation, soil erosion, and leaching. While nutrients are eliminated from the soil, soil fertility declines. There are many approaches with the aid of which nutrients are eliminated from the soil. Growing vegetation, soil erosion, and leaching.

Growing vegetation: On a particular plot of land, one may notice that crop yield has a tendency to say no with time. Shifting to an uncultivated location may additionally quickly repair crop yield, however the equal pattern might be located over time. That is due to the fact growing crops can dispose of nutrients from soil. For this reason, fertilizers–mineral vitamins added to soil–are used to repair soil fertility, allowing the seasonal cultivation of vegetation at fixed places.

Soil erosion: Soil erosion causes nutrient loss in soil; nutrients are over excited by using diverse agents such as wind and water. Farmers can lessen erosion via planting windbreak rows, terrace hillside crops, and cultivating crops in a contour sample. They also can use a ploughing method called no-till agriculture in which slim furrows for seeds and fertilizer are dug the use of an unique plow, inflicting minimal disturbance to the soil.

Leaching: when water within the soil is drained, the soil answer may circulate from the foundation zone to the soil under. This method is called leaching. Leaching may have both environmental and economic outcomes. Leached nutrients may also contaminate groundwater reservoirs, and fertilizers are depleted from agricultural fields.

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