Is needed for the conversion of light energy to ATP energy during photosynthesis
Is from the decay of died plants and animals
Is a necessity for the construction of proteins, enzymes and metabolic processes
Maintains plants cell wall structure
Needed of the formation of chlorophyll
Low Ph means low macronutrients
Thursday, November 25, 2010
Forest Health by Gregory, Stephanie, Stanley, Mariam, Craig, Joy
Table 1. Concentration and use of the nutrients we tested for.
What we can conclude from the table is that nose hill is relatively healthy compared to the one of Edgemont. As you can see above the phosphate concentration of Nose Hill is double of that of Edgemont. The ammonia and nitrate concentration of the soil can tell us a lot about the forest characteristics. In the nitrogen cycle ammonia comes from decaying plants and animals and small bacteria then change the ammonia compound into something called nitrate which is then able to go into the plants. So from the data we collected we can infer that the Edgemont forest has more organism activity than that of Nose Hill. Finally the Ph difference between the two forests is 0.5; this difference explains the variation of macronutrients concentration, such as nitrate and phosphate, in the soil. As a result of this information we have concluded that the
hill park is suffering from a lack of organism density thus making it less healthy when forest of Nose compared to that of Edgemont forest.
Agro Services International Inc. (n.d.). What Nutrients Do Plants Need? In Agro Services
International Inc. [Sampling soil and water]. Retrieved from
This website is fairly good because it is from a reliable corporation that specializes in analyzing soil and water samples, but the layout of the website seems juvenile