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Most plants need sunlight, water and carbon dioxide to survive and grow. Soil containing nitrogen and phosphorus also provides crucial nutrients to plants.
Different plants have different needs depending on the species and the environment. Some plants are parastic and derive energy and nutrients from their hosts.

Environmental Factors that Affect Plant Growth - University of Arizona

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Plant growth and distribution are limited by the environment. If any one environmental factor is less than ideal it will become a limiting factor in plant growth.

Factors affecting plant growth

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Field crops - Yield potential is determined by genes of the plant. A large part of the increase in yield over the years has been due to hybrids and improved ...

Climatic Factors Affecting Plant Growth

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Climatic factors promote or limit plant growth and development. These factors include rainfall, light, temperature, relative humidity, air and wind.

What factors affect plant growth? | Reference.com

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Some of the factors affecting plant growth include availability of nutrients, water, temperature, light, air pollution, gases and plant genetics. These issues can ...

Plant Growth Factors - Garden - LoveToKnow

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There are four primary factors that affect plant growth: light, water, temperature and nutrients. These four elements affect the plant's growth hormones, making the ...

BiologyPlants - Factors affecting plant growth A.M

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Plants and greenery depend on numerous roles to allow the growth of plant to ... However, there are many factors affecting plant growth reducing their ability to ...

Plant Growth Factors and Receptors - Encyclopedia of Life Sciences

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Plant growth factors are compounds of low relative molecular mass that control cell growth, cell division and cell differentiation.

CMG GardenNotes #143 Plant Growth Factors - Colorado State ...

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Temperature factors that figure into plant growth potentials include the following: o Maximum daily temperature o Minimum daily temperature o Difference ...

Factors affecting plant growth | Nuffield Foundation

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Apart from light, air and water, plants also need mineral nutrients. These practicals explore the needs of plants in more detail.