The 17 essential elements
Form used by plants:
Important enzyme component and in the production of vitamin A
Important in photosynthesis, protein and carbohydrate metabolism
and probably involved in N fixation
Ideal foliage range for apple leaves:
Ideal fruit concentration:
Ideal soil range:
Soil testing for Cl- is not a common practice.
It is mobile in soils.
Mobility in plant:
Not remobilized within plant
- Interveinal chlorosis first seen on young leaves
- Overall wilting
- Necrosis in some plant parts, leaf bronzing, and reduced root growth
Increased risk of Cl deficiencies on:
Excess problems/Interactions with other elements:
No distinctive problems.
July 13, 2004