Beneficial Nutrients/Elements

B. Beneficial Nutrients/Elements

Beneficial elements are the mineral elements which stimulate the growth and have beneficial effects even at very low concentration. They are not essential or essential only for certain plant species under specific conditions. They are also known as ‘potential micro-nutrients’.

  • These elements have been found to affect the uptake, translocation and utilization of other essential elements, help in production of essential metabolite by activating enzymatic system/action and also counteract the toxic effects of some other elements or anti metabolites.
  • Eg: Silicon (Si) for rice, Sodium (Na), Aluminum (Al), Cobalt (Co), Selenium (Se), Iodine (I), Gallium (Ga) and Vanadium (Va).
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