Zinc Deficiency in Plants
Zinc is a type of micronutrient that is important for protein and sugar production. It is also used to make chlorophyll and promotes stem growth. Often a deficiency may happen when there are dry climates and alkaline soils. It may also be caused by acidic pH levels. However, plants only need small amounts of Zinc, but it is needed for plant growth hormones, proteins, and cell membranes.
Zinc Deficiency Symptoms in Plants
New plant growth and leaves will show interveinal chlorosis. The blades of the leave may be distorted, yellow, and wrinkled. The tips of the leaves will be yellowed and could show a brown burning, and the leaves may also rotate by 90 degrees.