What is a Micronutrient?

Micronutrients are crucial for plant growth and play an important role in balanced crop nutrition. Micronutrient deficiencies have been verified in many soils through increased use of soil testing and plant analysis.

Micronutrients and Their Respective Functions

  • Necessary for cell division
  • Important in early growth development
  • Lack of sufficient Boron causes inefficient use of water
  • Secondary plant nutrient
  • Required for the formation of new cells
  • Stimulates Root and leaf development
  • Promotes nitrogen fixation
  • Better nodulation in legumes
  • Essential for chlorophyll formation and seed production
  • Required for electron transfer during photosynthesis
  • Aids in root metabolism
  • Required for formation of chlorophyll in plant cells
  • Activates respiration photosynthesis
  • Assists in symbiotic nitrogen fixing
  • Secondary plant nutrient
  • Aids in phosphate and nitrogen metabolism
  • Promotes early growth and crop maturity
  • Activates enzymes in the plant growth process
  • Needed for phosphorous, magnesium uptake
  • Aids in utilization of Nitrogen
  • Controls the growth, metabolism and photosynthesis
  • Essential in several enzyme systems within a plant

Common Products Used in Micronutrients Market

The following products are commonly used in the micronutrients market:

Boric AcidFE-EDDHSANickel Sulfate
Calcium NitrateIron SulfatePotassium Thiosulfate & Ammonium Thiosulfate
Chelated Iron, Zinc, Copper, Manganese, or Magnesium EDTA’sMagnesium OxidePotassium Nitrate
Citric AcidMagnesium SulfateSodium Molybdate
Cobalt Sulfate Monohydrate & HeptahydrateManganese Sulfate & OxideSulfur
Copper SulfateMonoethanolamineZinc Oxide
EDTA Acid, Tetrasodium, & Tetraammonia EDTATriethanolamineZinc Sulfate