Plants and Inorganic
Goals and Objectives
Be able to describe, in a very general way,
how mineral nutrition is studied in plants.
Be able to list the criteria for determining
if a mineral nutrient is essential to plant nutrition.
Be able to list the macro- and micro- nutrients
that are essential to higher plants.
Be able to describe how and where each essential
mineral element is used in a higher plant.
Be able to list the four beneficial elements
found in some higher plants, and be able to explain why they are beneficial.
Be able to describe what happens if micronutrients
are available to a plant in too high a concentration.
Describe what contribution Sachs (1860) made
for the study of plant nutrition.
Describe what is done in hydroponics.
What problems can arise when doing hydroponic culture?
How does one determine if an element is essential?
List the macronutrients. List the micronutrients.
(Jump to page 67) For each macro- and
micro- nutrient list its major function a plant, how it readily it
is transported within the plant, and how it would lead to the most observed
(Go back to pages 66-67) List the four
beneficial element s and how they indirectly affect some plants.
Describe how the micronutrients can be toxic
to plant once they have reached their critical toxicity levels in a plant.