This table shows the means (mass flow, diffusion or interceptive root growth) by which nutrients are taken up through the roots.
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Plant tissue testing, as done by most labs, is not as informative as water-soluble soil tests. Tissue tests only test the soluble contents of the cells.
Manures are an excellent source of nitrogen.
Nutrients like calcium, boron and manganese travel primarily in the xylem or the water transport system of the plant.
When limestone is put on the soil, it accepts acidity from the clay, just as other minerals do in the rock weathering processes.
Tissue analysis is a great way to verify soil additive claims. I am sure everyone has heard many claims about using this or that product will release nutrients locked up in the soil. What better way to find out than to use a tissue analysis and plant weights to really see if this is true.