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Use and importance of micronutrients in crops

Use and importance of micronutrients in crops

लेखक - Soumya Priyam | 7/8/2020

Plants require micronutrients during their life span. Micronutrients required by plants include zinc , iron, copper, manganese, molybdenum, boron, chlorine, etc. The symptoms of deficiency of these elements can be clearly seen on the plants. By supplying micronutrients in crops, proper amount of yield can be obtained. So let's know about the symptoms and benefits of various micronutrient deficiencies.


the profit

  • This facilitates the formation of chlorophyll.

  • Increases plant tolerance.

deficiency symptoms

  • The ends of the new leaves begin to rot.

  • Inhibits the growth of plants.


  • At the time of tillage, 4 to 8 kg of copper sulphate should be added per acre of land.

zinc (zinc)

the profit

  • Nitrogen is necessary for digestion.

  • It is necessary for plants to receive light.

deficiency symptoms

  • Plant growth stops.

  • The length of the stems is reduced.

  • Leaves turn yellow and start twisting.


  • 6 to 12 kg zinc sulphate should be sprayed per acre of land.

  • Spray 0.5 percent zinc sulphate mixed with 0.2 percent lime solution.

Iron (iron)

the profit

  • It helps in the formation of chlorophyll. Due to which green color is formed in the leaves.

deficiency symptoms

  • Due to its deficiency, the leaves of the plants start turning yellow.

  • Plants become weak due to not getting the proper amount of iron.


  • To overcome its deficiency, ferrous sulphate should be sprayed in the soil of the field.

  • Apart from this, make a solution by mixing ferrous sulphate in lime. Mix this solution in the soil of the field.


the profit

  • Regulates the process of water absorption in plants.

deficiency symptoms

  • Lack of boron causes the leaves to become thick and twisted.


  • To make up for its deficiency in plants, borax should be sprayed.

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