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

Manganese (Mn)

What is manganese important for?

  • Activation of numerous enzymatic processes
  • Nitrogen mobilisation (nitrate reduction)
  • Photosynthesis (chlorophyll synthesis)
  • Protein and carbohydrate metabolism
  • Hormone balance
  • Synthesis of vitamins

Symptoms of manganese deficiency

Manganese deficiency is shown by yellowing of leaves, black spots on the leaf, light green mottling between main veins, loss of quality, e.g. poor skin finish in potatoes.

Whereby manganese deficiency is enhanced?

  • Humus-rich soil
  • Sandy, loose soil
  • Coldness and moisture
  • Severe drying of soil