Liebig's law


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Liebig's law

a law that states that the essential element which occurs least commonly in proportion to a plant's requirements limits its growth.
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Moreover, the results obtained from the application of a single nutrient (such as phosphate) to the soft, although initially producing dramatic results, tended to diminish rapidly after that, since overall soil fertility is always limited by the nutrient in least abundance (Liebig's Law of the Minimum).