Role of Copper Sulphate in plant culture
Posted: Aug 26, 2018
Copper shares a symbiotic relationship with the organic world. You will be surprised to know that some of the most vital functions of the human body, cannot be carried out without copper, and copper deficiency in the body can lead to a number of diseases. Copper is equally important to the plant kingdom to carry out vital functions like photosynthesis. Some of the biggest customers of Copper Sulphate manufacturers in India are agriculturists. Today we will talk about the importance of Copper, particularly copper sulphate (pentahydrate) in plant culture and agriculture.
Photosynthesis: Copper along with some enzymes in plants, are actively involved in photosynthesis. The quickest way to increase copper content in soil is to add copper sulphate as it dissolves easily with water and is absorbed faster than any other form of Copper. It's but obvious, the importance of photosynthesis in plants, without which they turn into unhealthy and slowly die out. They can even become a breeding ground for some of the worst diseases which affect crops. However, the requirements of copper vary across plants and their species. If you are not sure as to how much copper your crops require, its best to get advice and research as too much copper can cause toxicity in plants and render them unfit for consumption. Classic case of the fence eating crop? You bet! You can also talk to your Copper Sulphate Pentahydrate supplier to know more.
Metabolism: Apart from dictating the photosynthesis capabilities of a plant, copper also affects its metabolism. A normal metabolic function is an essential requirement of healthy plants. Copper deficiency can wreak havoc with a plants metabolism leading to poor growth, delayed flowering and reduced reproductive capabilities. All of these are factors can eventually destroy your harvest. Some of the foolproof signs of copper deficiency include, uniform Chlorosis on leaves, curled up leaves and generally unhealthy looking plants.
Toxicity: As we have already mentioned, Copper toxicity is an important factor, to be kept in mind while adding Copper Sulphate to the soil. Too much of copper can be damaging to your crops and increases the chances of passing on the toxicity to humans and animals, manifold. They also inhibit seed germination, which means longer cycles from the sowing of seeds to harvesting.
We have talked about the ways in which Copper Sulphate can contribute to plant culture. The preference of Copper Sulphate to increase Copper in soil is due to a variety of reasons including the industrial availability of the compound, the ability of the soil to absorb it and its versatile uses in a farm (can also be added to animal feed). Copper is essential to the most vital functions of a plant and they also add color and taste to the harvest. It is also important to keep in mind the possibility of copper toxicity when going for Copper Sulphate in the soil. Check with agriculturists and government directives to know more about the exact quantities.
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