Calcium

MACRO? MICRO?

Calcium, although it is a very important nutrient, is considered a micronutrient because it is needed in smaller amounts.

WHERE IS IT FOUND NATURALLY?

It is the 5th most popular element in the earth's crust, and is found in Bones, rocks, and chalk.

HOW DO PLANTS GET IT?

By spreading gypsum, lime, shell meal/ egg shells

WHAT DOES IT DO FOR THE PLANT?

promotes good growth of young roots and shoots and helps build cell walls

WHY DOES IT NEED IT?

to grow stronger and larger

WHAT ARE TWO SIGNS THE PLANT IS LACKING CALCIUM?
curling of the leaves and stunted plant growth

HOW DO YOU HELP DEFICIENCIES?

adding agricultural lime to acidic soils, also add organic material to the soil to improve its moisture, and supplement application calcium nitrate