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.

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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

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