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Bodenmessgerät zur Ermittlung des pH-Werts im Boden wird in den Boden gesteckt, kleine Pflänzchen im Hintergrund zu erkennen

Copper (Cu)

What is copper important for?

  • Respiration
  • Photosynthesis
  • Protein metabolism
  • Lignin synthesis
  • Protective function of plants (immune system)

Symptoms of copper deficiency

Copper deficiency is shown by twisted flag leaf and twisted younger leaves, shrivelling leaf tips, blind grain sites on ears, poor grain formation, stunted plants. Especially in oats, wheat and barley; rye and triticale are less sensitive.

Whereby copper deficiency is enhanced?

  • Humus-rich, sandy, loose soil
  • High pH value
  • Coldness and moisture
  • High nitrogen fertilisation
  • Severe drying