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Getting Technical - Mobile and Immobile Nutrients

When problems start showing up in your crops it can be extremely stressful. Plants don't talk, so knowing what's wrong takes some sleuth work. To better understand what possible nutrient deficiencies and disorders are plaguing your plants, you have to know what to look for.


On this week's Getting Technical, Dan and Mason discuss the difference between Mobile and Immobile Nutrient disorders and how to know which one you're dealing with. This information can help you better diagnose what you're plants need.


Knowing how to tell the difference between mobile and immobile nutrient disorders can help you narrow down the list of things that might be off.


Check out the video below for the whole story, but use this guide for reference as well:


Mobile – disorder appears on old-growth first

  • Nitrogen

  • Phosphorus

  • Potassium

  • Magnesium

  • Zinc

  • Molybdenum

  • Chlorine

Immobile – disorder appears on new growth first

  • Calcium

  • Boron

  • Copper

  • Iron

  • Manganese

Intermediate/Slightly mobile – appears in middle/old growth of plant

  • Sulfur

  • Sometimes molybdenum and manganese will be described as intermediate




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