Magnesium

The benefits of Magnesium in agriculture.

Southland Serpentine is a naturally occurring mineral containing high levels of magnesium (38% MgO) and Cobalt (581gm/T) plus other trace elements essential for soil, pasture and stock health. Check out our ten amazing serpentine magnesium fertilizer facts.

Magnesium plays an important role in many functions including the chlorophyll molecule responsible for photosynthesis. Low pasture magnesium (less than 0.2%) is the main cause of  hypomagnesaemia (Grass Staggers). Magnesium also plays an important role in Enzyme activation.

Plants low in magnesium tend to suffer from early leaf fall resulting in impaired fruit, seed quality or yield loss.

Magnesium is a carrier of phosphorus in plants, regulates the absorption of calcium and is required by the parathyroid gland and pituitary gland.