Salt and Plant Health | raqibzaman

by raqibzaman Salt build up in the soil – yes.  You may read how unused fertilizer turns to salt.  It’s more accurate to say that unused fertilizer salts build up in the soil, increasing the salinity level. A short lesson in soil and plant chemistry should make this clear.  Plant roots absorb minerals from the soil; they don’t need much, some only in microscopic amounts, but they are a necessity. The minerals need to be in a form the roots can absorb, and that form is what is called in chemistry a “salt.”

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