Documenting Nutrient Deficiency and Accumulation Rate in Vegetables

Greenhouse hydroponic study to document nutrient deficiency symptoms in various annual and perennial crops


13 Mar 2012

Project Description

A photo catalog of nutrient deficiency symptoms is being developed for common vegetable crops. The first phase of this research and education project is to induce mineral deficiency symptoms for various hydroponically grown plants in the greenhouse. Using purified nutrient solutions, plants were systematically deprived of each essential nutrient to observe the development of deficiency symptoms.