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Manganese




Manganese is an essential micronutrient required by plants for healthy growth and development. It plays a vital role in photosynthesis, enzyme activation, and nitrogen metabolism.

  • 28% Mn

  • Essential element for all plants.

  • Helps break down carbohydrates.

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What is it?

Many processes are dependent on this nutrient, including chloroplast formation, photosynthesis, nitrogen metabolism, and synthesis of some enzymes. This role of manganese in plants is extremely crucial. Deficiency, which is common in soils that have neutral to high pH or a substantial deal of organic matter, can cause serious problems with plants.


Before you apply manganese sulfate to your plants or soil, make sure that a manganese deficiency is the cause of your plant problems. You can do this by conducting a soil test through your local extension office or having the leaf tissue of affected plants tested for manganese.


How to use it?

Here are some tips on how to use manganese in planting:


Test the soil: Before adding manganese to your soil, it's essential to test the pH level and the manganese content. If your soil is too alkaline, it may not absorb manganese efficiently. If the manganese levels are low, you may need to add a manganese-rich fertilizer.


Choose the right fertilizer: Look for a fertilizer that contains manganese. Some common fertilizers that contain manganese include bone meal, fish emulsion, and kelp meal. Follow the instructions carefully when applying the fertilizer to avoid over-application, which can lead to toxicity.


Apply manganese in the right amount: The amount of manganese needed by plants varies depending on the plant species, soil type, and other factors. As a general rule, apply no more than 1 pound of manganese per acre per year. It's also important to space out the applications throughout the growing season to avoid toxicity.


Consider foliar sprays: If your plants are showing signs of manganese deficiency, such as yellowing leaves, you may want to consider using a foliar spray. These sprays contain a concentrated form of manganese that can be absorbed quickly by the leaves.


When used correctly, manganese can help boost plant growth, increase yield, and improve overall plant health. Be sure to follow these tips and consult with a gardening expert if you have any concerns.

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