Iron is an important micronutrient needed in small quantities by all plants. Many vital processes such as the production of chlorophyll and nitrogen fixation depends on iron. Iron deficiency is among the most widespread nutritional deficiencies.
Iron is largely sufficient in most soil; however, its availability varies with soil conditions throughout the year and on the plants themselves. Moreover, iron becomes unabsorbable when the soil is not acidic enough.
Because iron chlorosis appears mainly in crops grown on calcareous soil, it is often called lime-induced chlorosis.
Iron is considered as an immobile micro-element, meaning that signs of iron deficiency first manifest during the stage of new growth. The main symptom will be Inter-venial chlorosis of new leaves, which means that the tissue between the veins turns yellow in color, while the veins remain green.
FeEDDHA, conhecido como Sequestreno 138, é um fertilizante de ferro eficaz para corrigir a clorose do ferro e funciona melhor quando aplicado nas raízes das plantas através de um sistema de irrigação. O ferro sequestreno está disponível para as plantas sem ajustar o pH do solo, o que não é o caso com o sulfato de ferro – outro composto usado para tratar a deficiência de ferro.
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