Micronutrients are needed by plants in addition to macronutrients to promote healthy growth and plant development. These are needed in small quantities and support things like photosynthesis and flower bud development. These are the seven micronutrients plants need:

  • Manganese
  • Boron
  • Copper
  • Iron
  • Chlorine
  • Molybdenum
  • Zinc

We’ll discuss each of these micronutrients in more detail in future tips.

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