The Importance of Using Potassium in Plants
Potassium plays a key role in multiple events that occur in plants. It increases cell sap and thus the plant's water balance and strength against drought. It helps to prevent drought and frost stress. Potassium increases the plants' resistance to diseases. Potassium, which ensures the maturation of the seed, also provides the development of the root system of the plant. It plays a role in chlorophyll formation. It regulates the opening and closing of stomata cells in plant leaves and stem cells intake water.
It is a mobile element within the plant. Deficiency is seen in old leaves. In potassium deficiency, turgor pressure decreases in plants and plants become brittle because there is water stress. Tomatoes in the early periods also make a hollow. Bulbs are seen in the lack of cucumber. Banana fruit is very important during the ripening period. Helps prevent calyx cracking in ornamental plants. It is a very important element in the quality criteria of fruits and ornamental plants such as color, smell, taste, storage.