The fertilizer potassium chloride (KCl) (muriate of potash, MOP) provides two essential elements, the macronutrient potassium, as a cation (K+) and the micronutrient chlorine, as an anion (Cl-) and is the source of 90% of mineral K applied to crops throughout the world (IFA, 2013).
Chloride (Cl) is a micronutrient essential for plant development. It is required in small quantities by all crops.
Chloride plays an important role in: the transport of nutrients such as calcium, magnesium and potassium; improving crop quality and taste; improving resistance to pests and diseases; photosynthesis, where it is involved in the chemical breakdown of water in the presence of sunlight, enabling plants to make nutrients and grow; water regulation enabling plants to minimise water loss; and osmotic adjustment, enabling plant roots to respond to changing water availability.
Presented at the XVTH INTERNATIONAL PLANT PROTECTION CONGRESS in Beijing, China, May 11-16, 2004.
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