Hidden in the heart of each chlorophyll molecule is an atom of magnesium (Mg), making the nutrient actively involved in photosynthesis.
Benefit Breakdown

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Without Magnesium, plants could not manufacture food, and life on Earth would cease to exist. Find out more about how Magnesium’s role as an essential component of chlorophyll enables crops to capture the sun’s energy by checking the Magnesium section in our complete nutrient management guide.

Magnesium Deficiency

Symptoms of deficiency can vary across crop species, but similarities exist for how nutrient insufficiency impacts plant tissue color and appearance. Nutrient deficiencies are commonly associated with the physical location on the plant (i.e., whether the symptoms are primarily observed on older versus newly formed plant tissue), but these symptoms can spread as the severity of the deficiency progresses.

Magnesium Deficiency in Corn

All photos are provided courtesy of the The Fertilizer Institute (TFI) and its TFI Crop Nutrient Deficiency Image Collection. The photos above are a sample of a greater collection, which provides a comprehensive sampling of hundreds of classic cases of crop deficiency from research plots and farm fields located around the world. For access to the full collection, you can visit TFI's website.