Last Updated: March 9, 2018

Definition - What does Nitrite mean?

Nitrite is a salt or ester of nitrous acid, which is a monobasic acid known only in a solution and in the form of a salt. In horticulture, nitrite is one of the ions a plant uses to convert nutrients to real energy.

MaximumYield explains Nitrite

Nitrite is produced through the oxidation of nitric oxide.

Nitrite is primarily present in and utilized by the vascular system or vascular tissue where it produces a form of nitric oxide. This nitric oxide is beneficial for the promotion of growth and strengthening of the vascular tissue.

Nitrite is one of the many ions used by a plant in conjunction with the assimilation and utilization of nitrogen as a nutrient.

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