Potassium Deficiency

Potassium DeficiencyDeficiency

Summary

Potassium deficiency, or potash deficiency, often presents with a brown scorching effect on the leaves. In addition to a change in appearance, potassium deficient plants are often more at risk of frost damage and general infection.

Symptoms

Brown scorching (where the edges of leaves present a burnt brown color. Chlorosis (yellowing of veins) Purple spots on the undersides of leafs.

Preventive Measures

Seaweed products are often used to both prevent and address potassium deficiencies in aquaponics systems.

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