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1

Which elements do plants need?

Nitrogen, Phosphorus, Potassium

2

What happens if plants don't recieve the elements they need?

Show symptoms Mineral deficiency

3

What is Mineral Deficiency?

When a plant or animal does not receive enough of a mineral for healthy growth

4

What are the symptoms of Nitrogen deficiency in plants?

Poor growth, yellow leaves

5

What are the symptoms of Phosphorus deficiency in plants?

Poor root growth, discoloured leaves

6

What are the symptoms of Potassium deficiency in plants?

Poor fruit growth, discoloured leaves

7

What are Fertilisers?

substances that replace the elements used by plants as they growth
plants can only absorb them if in water soluble form

8

What are some examples of Fertilisers that produce the elements plants need?

Nitrogen in Nitrate Ions NO3- or Ammonium Ions NH4+
Phosphorus in Phosphate Ions PO43-
Potassium in Potassium ions K+

9

What is the general name for fertilisers that prove nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium in water soluble compounds?

NPK Fertilisers

10

What compounds are made for Fertilisers in a Fertiliser Factory?

Ammonium Nitrate
Ammonium Sulfate
Ammonium Phosphate
Potassium Nitrate