n Farmer’s Weekly - Better plant survival and germination in hot, dry conditions : vegetable production

Volume 2015, Issue 15049
  • ISSN : 0041-848X



Last week, I described how the high mineral content of borehole water could cause mineral build-up on leaf surfaces, with consequences for the application of chemicals. This is not the only potential problem, though. Mineral accumulation on the leaves can kill young carrot seedlings, especially if salt is part of the mineral content. I have also seen this with Capsicum plants (chillies and peppers). Young transplants are especially vulnerable.

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