indicator crops

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Indicator crops, as the name indicates, give an characteristic symptom of the nutrient deficiency in that particular crop at that time. A prominent example is whiptail in cauliflower, which is caused due to molybdenum deficiency in the field.

Indicator Crops in case of Nitrogen are Maize , Sorghum ,Leguminous plants (Pulses)

Indicator crops in case of Phosphorus are Tomato ,Maize, Lucerne, Cereals, Duranta

In case of Potassium the indicator crop is Maize, Lucerne , Cotton, Potatoes, Banana, Cucurbits

Indicator crop in case of Magnesium is Cotton (leaf reddening)

Indicator crop for Calcium is Cauliflower, tomato (blossom end rot of fruits), sugarbeet

For Sulphur the indicator crops are Lucerne , Clover , Cereals, Tea

The indicator crop in case of zinc is Maize, Paddy(Khaira disease), Tomatoes , Potatoes, Beans, Citrus

Indicator crop in case of Copper are Citrus, and Cereals

In case of Iron the indicator plants are Ornamental plants, Acacia, Eucalyptus, Gooseberry, Sugarcane, sorghum, citrus

The indicator plant for Boron is Lucerne, Coconut and Guava

Indicator crops for Manganese are Citrus, sunflower, sugarbeet

Indicator crops for Molybdenum are Cauliflower (whiptail), Cabbage

ElementIndicator crop
NitrogenMaize , Sorghum ,Leguminous plants (Pulses)
PhosphorusTomato ,Maize, Lucerne, Cereals, Duranta
PotassiumMaize, Lucerne, Cotton, Potatoes, Banana, Cucurbits
MagnesiumCotton (leaf reddening)
CalciumCauliflower, tomato (blossom end rot of fruits), sugarbeet
SulphurLucerne, Clover , Cereals, Tea
ZincMaize, Paddy(Khaira disease), Tomatoes , Potatoes, Beans, Citrus
CopperCitrus, Cereals
IronOrnamental plants, Acacia, Eucalyptus, Gooseberry, Sugarcane, sorghum, citrus
BoronLucerne, Coconut and Guava
ManganeseCitrus, sunflower and sugarbeet
MolybdenumCauliflower and cabbage
Table summarizing the elements and their indicator crop

Sunflower is an indicator crop for

Manganese

Leaf reddening in cotton is an indication of

magnesium deficiency

Whiptail of cauliflower is caused due to

Molybdenum deficiency

Blossom end rot of fruits is caused due to

calcium deficency

Definition of indicator crop

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