Why do plants need nitrogen?

Asked by sherly.pradeep | 11th Nov, 2020, 09:56: PM

Expert Answer:

  • Nitrogen is the primary component found in many structures and metabolic structures of plants.
  • It is also a critical ingredient in chlorophyll which facilitates photosynthesis.
  • It is essential in producing proteins and genetic material.
  • Nitrogen is one of the six macronutrients required for plants and fertilisers are used to ensure their availability.
  • Deficiency of nitrogen in plants results in poor growth, small size, yellow, red or dull leaves, small sized fruits, tasteless fruits, seed germination, root structure etc. 

Answered by Sheetal Kolte | 12th Nov, 2020, 11:25: AM