Boosting Plants'

...one of the most researched yet least understood is the application of micronutrients.

Do you carefully prepare your soil and select your plants and seeds; fertilize; prune; and water regularly and still not get the results you want? How do they grow those huge, gorgeous fruits at the market? Every grower has his or her secrets, but one of the most researched yet least understood is the application of micronutrients.

Micronutrients are necessary for plant health, especially photosynthesis, but are only required in trace amounts. Strong, healthy plants without micronutrient deficiencies grow faster, produce more flowers and fruits, and are better prepared to withstand natural stressors such as frost, drought, and excessive rain. Furthermore, any horticultural expert will tell you that pests and diseases are most effective at attacking a sick or weakened plant. Keeping your plants in tip top shape can help you avoid the use of costly chemical treatments that make many of us uneasy.