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Infografias Periodicas: Los elementos de los fertilizantes

El profesor de química y bloguero de Compound Interest Andy Brunning profundiza en cómo los fertilizantes para las plantas utilizan la tabla periódica

by Andy Brunning
March 23, 2020 | A version of this story appeared in Volume 98, Issue 11


This infographic shows a series of elements that are essential for plants in the top left. The top right of the graphic describes the main elements found in fertilizers and some simple differences between organic and inorganic fertilizers. The bottom of the graphic looks at key elements for plants in terms of active growth, flowering, and fruits.
Credit: Andy Brunning/C&EN

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Referencias usadas para crear esta infografía:

“A Crash Course in Fertilizers: NPK Ratios, Synthetic vs. Organic, and More.”Sunset, Sept. 3, 2004.

Dimech, Adam. “The Potassium Myth.” The Story of Flowers. Updated Feb. 10, 2013.

Scherer, H. W. “Fertilizers and Fertilization.” In Encyclopedia of Soils in the Environment, edited by Daniel Hillel, 20–26. Elsevier, 2005.

Solution Center for Nutrient Management. “Crop Nutrient Requirements.” Accessed March 5, 2020.

Una colaboración entre C&EN y Andy Brunning, autor del blog de los famosos gráficos de Compound Interest (

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