Potassium as an Essential Nutrient for Citrus Plant: A Review
Muhammad Danish Toor1, Aqarab Husnain Gondal2*, Muhammad Shozib Javid3, Muhammad Waqas Ashraf3, Irfan Hussain1, Abu Bakar Ijaz1 and Dua-e-Zainab1
1European University of Lefke, Institute of Graduate Studies and Research, Department of Environmental Sciences Northern, Cyprus, Turkey
2Institute of Soil and Environmental Sciences, University of Agriculture, Pakistan
3Czech University of Life Sciences, Czech Republic
*Corresponding Author: Aqarab Husnain Gondal, Institute of Soil and Environmental Sciences, University of Agriculture, Pakistan.
May 28, 2021; Published: June 24, 2021
Different types of nutrients are necessary for the growth of plants. These nutrients are the source of food for plants and play an essential role in their development. Furthermore, macronutrients and micronutrients are the two groups in which these nutrients are classified. Macro means “large”, so macronutrients deal with those nutrients that are needed in large amounts. Similarly, Micro means “small”, so micronutrients deal with those nutrients that are required in small quantities. Potassium is fall in the category of macronutrients. It is highly mobile in plants from the individual cell to xylem and phloem tissues. It plays an essential role in fruit crops. Potassium is the most significant nutrient which regulates the value of fruits through its influence on the size of fruit, appearance of the fruit, fruit color, and vitamin contents. Other hands, Citrus fruits are those fruits that comprise enough amount of citric acid. The main Citrus fruits are oranges, lemons, beets, tomatoes, and they all are categorized as acid fruits. The applications of potassium fertilizers are vital for the better production of Citrus plants. This review article focuses on potassium (K), its role, its applications for Citrus plant.
Keywords: Potassium; Macronutrients; Citrus; Fruit Crops; Applications
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