It has a function of storage and transfer of energy, responsible for the photosynthetic, reproductive and support processes of plants. Phosphorus (P) plays a fundamental role in the formation of ATP (Adenosine Triphosphate), which is the main source of energy for carrying out processes such as photosynthesis, cell division, transport of assimilates and genetic load.
As a result of its role and importance in the participation of internal processes of plant morphology, Phosphorus is related to crop productivity.
Deficiency – Plants with this deficiency tend to maintain a darker green color than well-nourished plants. The growth and maturation of the crop takes longer than usual. Decreased plant growth, which can cause leaf chlorosis and interveinal necrosis.