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How does the use of chemicals on a plant effect the over all quality or health of the plant?
Question Date: 2012-01-12
Answer 1:

The use of fertilizers can help plants grow larger and healthier. Plants need a certain mix of nutrients and if a soil is limited in just one nutrient, it can seriously stunt the plant from growing to its potential size. Commonly, nitrogen and phosphorus are the limiting chemicals for plant growth, which is why most fertilizers include these.

Answer 2:

By giving the plant the nutrients it needs to grow, the appropriate amount of fertilizer helps the health of a plant

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