Plant nutrients

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1. The elements taken in by the plant, essential to its growth, and used by it in elaboration of food and tissue. These include nitrogen, phosphorous, potassium, calcium, magnesium, sulphur, iron, manganese, copper, boron, zinc, molybdenum, chlorine, and perhaps others obtained from the soil; and carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen obtained largely from the air and water.


List of plant nutrients.