International Journal of Chemical Studies
Vol. 5, Issue 3 (2017)
A review on role of macro nutrients on production and quality of vegetables
Author(s): Dr. M. Rajasekar, Dr. D Udhaya Nandhini, Dr. V Swaminathan and Dr. K Balakrishnan
Abstract: Macronutrients play a very important role in plant growth and development. Three main elements are nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium (N, P, K) and are required in abundance. They must be readily available through soil medium or fertilizer. The secondary elements are sulfur, calcium, and magnesium (S, Ca, Mg). The quantities required are much less than the macro elements but they are needed in reasonably large quantities. Vegetables are rich and comparatively cheaper source of vitamins and minerals. Their consumption in sufficient quantities provides taste, palatability and increase appetite and provides fair amount of fibres. Proper plant nutrition is essential for successful production of vegetable crops. Every macronutrient has its own character, and is therefore involved in different metabolic processes of plant life. The present review is an attempt to provide basic information about the role of macronutrients in the production and quality of vegetables.
Pages: 304-309 | 614 Views 32 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Dr. M. Rajasekar, Dr. D Udhaya Nandhini, Dr. V Swaminathan, Dr. K Balakrishnan. A review on role of macro nutrients on production and quality of vegetables. Int J Chem Stud 2017;5(3):304-309.