It acts in the synthesis of hormones responsible for plant growth.
It can limit coffee production as it also plays an important role in pollen tube germination, influencing flowering set and fruit size.
Deficiency – Appears on developing leaves, which become narrow and twisted. The veins develop beyond normal. It also impacts the development of internodes, which together with the small leaves end up grouping together and forming a tuft. Plants deficient in zinc (Zn) can lose leaves when heavily loaded.