Did you know that applying too much of one nutrient can lead to shortage of another? It's true. Some nutrients are in competition (called antagonism) for uptake by the plant and having a large oversupply of one can lead the plant to not receiving enough of certain others.

For example Magnesium (Mg) plays many important roles in the life of a plant such as being crucial for photosynthesis. However too much Magnesium, although not causing a toxic effect by itself, can cause the plant to uptake less Calcium, leading to a shortage which may cause deficiency related problems such as blossom end rot.

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