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

Iron (Fe)

What is iron important for?

  • Activation of numerous enzymatic processes
  • Chlorophyll synthesis (photosynthesis)
  • Protein synthesis
  • Protective function (peroxidases)
  • Material transport

Symptoms of iron deficiency

Iron deficiency is shown by yellowing of the youngest leaves, pale leaves with darker mid-rib or veins.

Whereby iron deficiency is enhanced?

  • High pH value
  • Calcareous soil
  • Soil with a high copper content
  • Waterlogging

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