Concentrated in roots of plants and plays a part in nitrogen metabolism. It is a component of several enzymes and may be part of the enzyme systems that use carbohydrates and proteins.
Deficiency symptoms: lnterveinal chlorosis of new leaves with tips and edges green, followed by veinal chlorosis and finally rapid and extensive necrosis of leaf blades.
Acid soils increase Cu uptake and High pH inhibits uptake.
High Zn levels will reduce Cu availability.
Cu defiencies due to low content are very rare.
Copper plays a big role in producing healthy plants, stems, branches and new growths, as well as for the plants reproduction and
It also assists in carbohydrate metabolism and oxygen reduction.
Copper deficiency plants shows a lack of growth, growth tips die back, green leaves will show a bluish hue and plants may have a hard
time showing maturity in vegging stages. Copper deficient plants causes irregular growth and wilting in the newer growths. The Leaves
at top will wilt easily along with bleaching (chlorosis) and necrotic areas in the leaves. Leaves on the top of the plant may show veinal
chlorosis.(bleaching of the veins)
Growth and yield will be diminished along with spots on the leaves that are necrotic.
To much copper in the system will cause the plant to die, as if it was a poison.Near death the plant will induce iron deficiencies and the
root system will decay along with abnormal size of the roots, along with little side branching. Some new growths may not open up,
along with becoming thin pale green to a bluish hue. Parts affected by copper deficiency are: new shoots, young leaves, and or the