An equally important interaction, besides pH, is one explained by Mulder’s Chart. The Mulder’s Chart represents the interaction between the essential plant elements. Some interactions are positive (synergistic), and others are negative (antagonistic). A synergistic relationship is one where the elements involved assisting each other by increasing uptake or utilization.
In contrast, an antagonistic relationship means the elements block uptake or utilization. For instance, adequate potassium improves the use of iron and manganese, but if it is too high, it will block (antagonizes) utilization of magnesium, boron, nitrogen, phosphorous and calcium. An antagonized element may be present in high enough levels, but if there is too much potassium in the root zone, the plant won’t have access.
Elements that act as antagonists do so in a couple of ways. For example, suppose calcium levels are too high. In that case, it can simply out-compete other elements such as potassium and magnesium for uptake by the roots, or it can change pH to the point iron and boron become unavailable.
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