Lesson 1 – In Search of Essential Nutrients

All organisms must take in matter from their environment in order to survive. There are 92 naturally occurring elements on Earth. Only a minority of them is needed by....

Introductory Video

Dr. Don Flaten, Department of Soil Science, University of Manitoba introduces the lesson:


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Video Playlist

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Related Links

International Plant Nutrition Institute (IPNI)

A not-for-profit, science-based organization dedicated to the responsible management of plant nutrition for the benefit of the human family.

Dynamic Periodic Table

A great interactive resource

Crop Nutrients Council

The Crop Nutrients Council’s mission is to promote science-based best management practices for crop nutrients that enhance both the economic and environmental sustainability of agriculture.

Phosphorus for Life

White paper produced by the Crop Nutrients Council