Chromium

Definition - What does Chromium mean?

Chromium is a micronutrient that plays an important part in proper plant development and growth. However, only a trace amount of chromium is required to help the plant flourish. Misuse of this micronutrient can result in severe plant toxicity. Chromium is commonly used alongside copper and cobalt to help the plants thrive while protecting them from various types of diseases.

MaximumYield explains Chromium

It should be noted that higher doses of chromium can have a devastating effect on your garden. Higher doses of chromium have also been shown to be fatal to plants, animals and insects. While studies carried out in the early 1990’s showed that chromium is extremely beneficial to plants, recent studies highlight that this micronutrient can cause more harm than good to your flowers and vegetables. For this reason, modern planters use chromium in tiny amounts or skip it altogether.

Because it does not undergo any biological degradation, chromium can remain quite stable in the soil for several months while maintaining its original oxidation state. An overdose of chromium can result in death, photosynthetic impairment, chlorosis and reduced seed germination in plants.

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