The 4R's for Calcium
In this episode, Dr. Steve Petrie discusses the 4R's of nutrient stewardship for calcium fertilizers: the right sources, application timings, how much to use and where to apply it.
In this episode:
- Calcium is essential for proper functioning of cellular membranes and cell wall integrity
- Ca acts as a key messenger within plants
- Ca improves resistance to disease and environmental stresses such as heat, drought and salt
- Ca is completely immobile within plants so its deficiency is expressed at growing points – root tips, fruits and so forth