Chelator/chelated micronutrient

Some of the microelements needed by your plants for healthy growth, such as copper and iron, cannot be easily absorbed unless they are chelated (i.e., they form a bond with a larger, organic molecule). Chelated micronutrients are often combined into complexes, so they can be absorbed and used by the plants. A chelator is the […]


Chemical symbol: Co Cobalt is a naturally occurring trace element. Considered an essential component of several enzymes and co-enzymes, it has been shown to affect growth and metabolism of plants by interacting with other elements to form complexes.


Chemical symbol: Cu Copper is an essential micronutrient that assists plant growth and metabolism. Symptoms of copper deficiency are twisted leaves and stunted growth.


Chemical symbol: Fe Iron is an essential micronutrient that helps chlorophyll form in your plants. A plant uptakes iron in its oxidized form, preferably by means of chelation. Symptoms of iron deficiency include pale, yellowing leaves and dieback.


Chemical symbol: Mn Manganese is a micronutrient that activates enzymes in plants. It also is essential for plants during photosynthesis in order to manufacture chlorophyll. Along with iron, manganese works to create chlorophyll.

Micronutrient/trace element

The essential micronutrients (also called trace minerals or trace elements) are boron, chlorine, manganese, iron, zinc, copper, molybdenum and nickel. Although required in lower quantities than primary and secondary macronutrients, they are just as essential for plant growth.


Chemical symbol: Mo Molybdenum is an essential micronutrient that helps plants utilize available nitrogen. A minimal amount of molybdenum is required in plant tissues for normal growth. Crops high in molybdenum can be toxic to ruminant animals.