Nutrients are the essential components of plant growth and development. Plant don’t complete their life cycle without the aid of nutrients.
Any deficiency in nutrients causes identifiable symptoms resulting in disease or plant death and their optimal quantity ensures the maximal plant benefits and upgrades the growing media's fertility.
In general, nutrient components are present as dissolved salts in the growing media. They are absorbed by the plant root in their basic form (ions). Irrespective of the feed form, the plant only intakes nutrients in its elemental or ionic form.
The rate of absorption of nutrients into plants is determined by the pH of the growing media. The precise pH level tells the acute nutrients in the growing media.