Nitrogen (N)-Low Research Paper

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Nitrogen (N) - Low
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Answer the following questions in complete sentences. Your answers will be based on your soil test results, what you have learned in class and independent research.
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1. Why is nitrogen important in soil? What does nitrogen do for the soil?
~Nitrogen is so important because it is a major component of chlorophyll, which plants use to photosynthesize. It is also a major component of amino acids, the building blocks of proteins. Without proteins, plants wither and die. Some proteins can act as structural units in plant cells. Nitrogen is a component of energy-transfer compounds, such as ATP. ATP allows cells to conserve and use the energy released in metabolism. Nitrogen is also a component of DNA. DNA allows cells to grow
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Bury the fruit waste directly into the soil at the base of the plants. Lemon and orange rinds are high in potassium, and the potassium they contain is easily transferred over. Fruit and vegetables that are also high in potassium work too.
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Phosphorus (P) - Low

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1. Why is phosphorus important in soil? What does phosphorus do for the soil?
~Phosphorus is essential in plants. Phosphorus is a component of DNA, RNA, and ATP. DNA is the genetic memory unit of all living things. RNA read the DNA to build proteins and other compounds. The structures of DNA and RNA are linked together by phosphorus bond. ATP is the energy unit of plants. Phosphorus is important in cell division and the development of new tissue.
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2. What do you now know about your soil that you did not know before? What does your new understanding tell you about your place?
~I learned that phosphorus is also very important in soil. It is a component of DNA and RNA, which are both needed in soil. It holds them together with a phosphorus bond. Without phosphorus, plants would not be able to grow.
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3. If you have low levels of phosphorus in your soil, what can you do to help improve

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