Soil Nutrient Deficiencies and Toxicities Poster
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Adapted by the Environmental Soil Science Teaching Program, MU
This 22- by 17-inch poster features photographs of nutrient deficiencies in six important crop plants: corn, soybeans, rice, cotton, wheat and alfalfa. It also includes a diagram of five steps in plant tissue testing. The back of the poster has a laboratory exercise for teachers to use.
The learning objectives for the exercise are to:
- Become familiar with the essential plant nutrients and their functions in plants
- Recognize characteristic visual symptoms of nutrient deficiency in plants
- Learn about hydroponic systems and the use of nutrient solutions.
- Soil nutrient deficiencies
- Soil toxicity
- Corn, soybeans
- Plant tissue testing
- Salt toxicity
- Low soil pH
- Plant nutrients
- Laboratory exercise
- Hydroponic systems