Calcium Deficiency

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Calcium-deficient plants are stunted, having distorted, cupped leaves and characteristic interveinal chlorosis. Symptoms appear first on new growth.

Conduct soil and/or foliar nutrient analysis to confirm that the problem is nutritional. Follow recommended practices for fertility using a balanced fertilizer; liming prior to planting is indicated. Treatment with chelated CA may be used in greenhouse situations.


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Publication Revised July 2009

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