Hilgardia
Hilgardia
Hilgardia
University of California
Hilgardia

Magnesium required by avocado trees but excessive amounts may be toxic

Authors

Joseph N. Brusca
A. R. C. Haas

Authors Affiliations

Joseph N. Brusca is Laboratory Technician, University of California, Riverside; A.R.C. Haas is Plant Physiologist, Emeritus, University of California, Riverside.

Publication Information

Hilgardia 14(7):5-6. DOI:10.3733/ca.v014n07p5. July 1960.

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Abstract

Avocado trees are fertilized according to the pattern used for citrus, but the leaves of both species differ considerably in composition. For example, the dry matter of healthy avocado leaves usually contains about 0.7% magnesium—about double that found in citrus leaves.

Brusca J, Haas A. 1960. Magnesium required by avocado trees but excessive amounts may be toxic. Hilgardia 14(7):5-6. DOI:10.3733/ca.v014n07p5
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