Importance of Iron in Crop Production

  • Iron (Fe) is essential for crop growth and production. Iron is a component of many enzymes associated with energy transfer, nitrogen reduction, and fixation.
  • In high pH, soil iron turns into unavailable form.
  • Young leaves are chlorotic in iron-deficient plants.
  • Pale yellow mottling starts at the base of the leaves and spreads upward along the midrib and outward along the veins.
  • Its deficiency can be corrected by spray @150-200g/acre ferrous sulfate till the chlorotic symptoms do not appear on young leaves.

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