These two figures showing the availability to plants of nutrient elements are extracted from “Growing Media for Ornamental Plants and Turf” by Handreck.and Black.
How soil/media pH effects nutrient uptake by plants
Nutrient charting is a powerful tool for managing the nutrition of nursery crops. Even though the procedures are quick, inexpensive and can be done on site, nutrient charting can provide valuable early warning of nutritional disorders. The procedure is based on ‘quick tests’ to interpret key nutritional trends in the plant or growing media, which…
The beneficial interactions between fungi and plants roots are called mycorrhizal associations. In the soil in the ground or in growing media in containers, mycorrhizal fungi link the plant’s roots to the soil/growing media and facilitate the movement of nutrients into the plant’s roots.
Analysing plant tissue, soil, growing media, water and hydroponic solutions produces numerous benefits to the grower: a proven process to achieve much healthier and stronger crop growth with higher yields and added disease resistance; production becomes more efficient as growth improves due to less plant stress and less disease control measures; and minimised crop loss.