It plays a central role in energy transfer and protein metabolism. Increases the number of panicles.
Increases grain mass. Helps in the grain maturation process. Increases root system growth. Helps in improving grain quality.
Deficiency – Appears on old leaves. Phosphorus deficiency reduces tillering and prolongs the crop cycle. Older leaves are bronzed, especially on the margins. The symptom progresses from the tip to the base and the new leaves acquire a dark green color. It causes a reduction in growth, tillering, in the root system and, consequently, in productivity.