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Diagnosing Nutrient Deficiencies Quick-Reference

Author: 
Loper, Shawna
Publication Date: 
February 2014
Publication Number: 
AZ1609-2014
Pages: 
2 pp.
Abstract or Description: 
Nutrient deficiencies can be identified in field through visual observations. However, additional analysis, either plant or soil testing is often necessary to confirm nutrient stress. The following is a quick-reference flow chart that can be used in field to identify potential nutrient deficiencies. Each nutrient has unique deficiency symptoms. Deficiencies will appear in many ways. It can be confused with other plant problems like pathogens or spray damage. But nutrient deficiencies can often be recognized because they tend to form symmetrical patterns, where both sides of leaf or plant parts show the same pattern.
Language: 
English
Publisher: 
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ)
Contributor: 
Plant Sciences, School of
Relation: 
University of Arizona Cooperative Extension Publication AZ1609
Keyword: 
nutrient
deficiency
chlorosis
Type: 
Text
Subject Category: 
Plant Production/Crops
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