Zinc sulfate is a combination of sulfur and zinc. Zinc binds to proteins or organic acids in soil making zinc available to plants and other organisms in soil; that availability depends on soil pH. Zinc (ZN) is a key component of many proteins and enzymes. It contributes to a number of important plant functions, such as growth hormone production and inter node elongation.
Apply the fertilizer to the vegetable plants by pouring the solution around the base of each plant.
A good resource for organic gardeners that can help boost your vegetable production and keep your plants is zinc sulfate.
Zinc is an essential mineral for human, animal, and plant nutrition. Zinc can be found naturally in the environment, foods, and water.
Use and application for Zinc sulfate should follow the recommendations of a laboratory test. Laboratory results have a high accuracy rate, a home testing kit will provide quick results.
Water plants thoroughly before applying the zinc sulfate solution. Fertilizer should always be applied after watering to avoid burning the plants' roots and for best absorption of the nutrients.
In field production, zinc sulfate is applied at a rate of 1 pound for every five acres.
- Applying a zinc sulfate treatment with your regular fertilizing routine to your garden will allow for the maximum benefit of the micronutrient.
- Zinc can also be applied as a foliar spray to help the leaves "green up" and respond quickly.
- Zinc sulfate is easy to use for it's soluble uptake and low cost.
- Highly compacted soil may also reduce the availability of zinc to plants' roots. Amending with Gypsum can assist with soil compaction and aid with Zinc application.
The symptoms of insufficient zinc are similar to those of iron deficiency: stunted plants with small, yellowed and deformed leaves.
Solubility makes zinc available to plants and other organisms in soil; that availability depends on soil pH.
Zinc is one of eight micronutrients. This micronutrient is essential for plant growth and development. Adequate zinc, will enhance plant vitality and production yields.