The movement of manganese in the plant and the practical consequences.

  • C.H. Henkens
  • E. Jongman


Movement of foliar applications of Mn was investigated. Mn applied to the leaf was translocated to other parts of the plant via the roots; in the leaf, upward movement predominated. Redistribution of Mn from the roots was insufficient to prevent Mn deficiency in the foliage formed after spraying; where the soil Mn supply was insufficient, repeated spraying was necessary. In wheat, oats and sugar-beet, spraying was best done as soon as Mn deficiency symptoms became evident, and again 4 weeks later. Control of marsh spot of peas was best achieved by spraying at mid-bloom and again just after flowering.-R.B. (Abstract retrieved from CAB Abstracts by CABI’s permission)