Plant Nutrients Questions

After reading plant nutrients answer these questions in complete sentences in your journal/notebook.

  1. What are the two major divisions (or categories) for plant nutrients?
  2. What does it mean that a nutrient was mobile or immobile?
  3. List three mobile nutrients.
  4. Nitrogen, iron and magnesium are needed to make chlorophyll molecules. Describe how a plant deficient in any of these nutrients might look.
  5. Where do plants get most of their carbon?
  6. Where do plants get their hydrogen?
  7. Where do plants get most of their oxygen?
  8. When it comes to plant nutrients can there be too much of a good thing? Explain.
  9. What is the most likely nutrient deficiency?
    1. Plant is light green; older leaves yellow starting at the leaf tips
    2. Outer margins of the older leaves have brown discoloration
    3. Plants are small and dark green and purple
    4. New leaves are yellow between leaf veins. Terminal bud OK.
    5. Older leaves are yellow between leaf veins.