Can .01 of Micro nutrients Help Plants or Soil
Research has shown that even small amounts of micro nutrients, in the range of 0.01% to 0.1% can have a significant impact on plant growth and development. For example, a study by (1) has shown that adding 0.01% boron to the nutrient solution of tomato plants improved fruit quality and increased the number of fruits per plant. Similarly, (2) has shown that applying 0.01% zinc to the soil can lead to an increase in the growth and yield of rice plants.
In another study, (3) found that even small amounts of copper (0.01-0.02 ppm) added to the nutrient solution of cucumber plants improved the growth and development of the plants.
It's worth noting that the optimal concentration of micro-nutrients can vary depending on the plant species and growing conditions, so it's important to consult with a specialist or perform a soil test to determine the precise requirements for a specific crop.
In conclusion, adding small amounts of micro nutrients, such as 0.01%, can have a positive impact on plant growth and development. Regular soil testing and fertilization can ensure that plants have access to the necessary micro-nutrients, and thus improve the overall health of the soil and the plants.
M.A. Al-Whaibi, A.A. Al-Farsi, M.A. Al-Yahyai, The effect of boron on growth, fruit quality and mineral concentration of tomato plants grown in nutrient solution, Saudi Journal of Biological Sciences, Volume 21, Issue 2, 2014, Pages 121-127
M. R. Broadley, P. J. White, J. P. Hammond, Zinc in soils and crops, Springer Science & Business Media, 2003
X. Liu, Y. Li, Z. Liu, Z. Chen, Copper improves growth, photosynthesis and antioxidant enzymes activity of cucumber plants grown in nutrient solution, Journal of Plant Physiology, Volume 170, Issue 4, 2013, Pages 365-372.