Micronutrients help fight plant diseases. These micro-nutrient elements are only needed in small amounts compared to N, P, K, but are essential for optimum plant growth and vitality. These micro-nutrients include iron, magnesium, copper, manganese, zinc, boron, and molybdenum:
Magnesium is part of the chlorophyll in all green plants and essential for photosynthesis. It also helps activate many plant enzymes needed for growth.
Iron is essential for formation of chlorophyll. Without it, there will be yellowing in all but the veins of the leaf
Manganese functions with enzyme systems involved in breakdown of carbohydrates and nitrogen metabolism
Copper is important for reproductive growth. Symptoms of copper deficiency include browning of leaf tips.
Boron aids production of sugar and carbohydrates and development of seed and fruit. Deficiency symptoms include bud dieback and smaller new leaves.
Molybdenum is essential in helping the plants use of nitrogen
Zinc is essential for the transformation of carbohydrates, regulates consumption of sugars and is part of the the enzyme system that regulates plant growth
As temperatures rise in the spring, buds at the tips of plant branches begin to need nutrients. As a result the roots elongate, searching the soil for nutrients. If the soil is poor, the roots only collect a small amount of what is needed. But if the soil is rich, moist and well drained, the plants will grow and prosper all season.
A controlled release fertilizer like Dynamite Complete Plant Food can provide the nutrition that poor soils lack. Work Dynamite into the soil when planting or sprinkle it onto the soil surface in the spring. Rain and irrigation carry the fertilizer to the roots throughout the growing season until the plant goes dormant in the winter.