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Treat Zinc & Manganese Deficiency in Plants with Micros Z

Address common trace element deficiencies

Do your plants looks anything like this?

You may need Micros Z,  a liquid fertiliser that contains key trace elements.


Soil and foliar applied, Micros Z addresses common trace element deficiencies in many South African soils. This liquid fertiliser is high in important trace elements, including Zinc and Manganese. 


Zinc deficiency in plants and Manganese deficiency in plants can be caused by the use of glyphosate. Where glyphosate is frequently used, these important trace minerals can be rendered unavailable, thus causing signs of Zinc deficiency and symptoms of Manganese deficiency in plants and soil.

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Micros Z Product Details

Micros Z Technical Information

Micros Z is a liquid fertiliser for correcting plant and soil deficiencies. It contains a number of important trace elements:

  • Manganese (Mn)
  • Iron (Fe)
  • Copper (Cu)
  • Zinc (Zn)
  • Carbon monoxide (Co)
  • Molybdenum (Mo)
  • Boron (B)
  • Potassium (K)
  • Sulphur (S)

The amount of trace elements found in soil is often so small that they are barely detectable, but without them, plants become deficient and fail to thrive.

Micros Z application

As a foliar Zinc fertiliser and Manganese nutrient for plants, Micros Z can be applied as a foliar, soil and seed treatment application. Consult our distributors for details on suitable application rates, frequencies and methods for your specific crop and growing system.

Micros Z is particularly effective when used in combination with Cal B Z.

Group 2 Fertiliser, Act 36 of 1947 – Registration # B4494

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Frequently Asked Questions

The function of Zinc in a plant is to help the plant produce chlorophyll.

Zinc deficiency causes a type of leaf discolouration in plants called chlorosis. Chlorosis causes the tissue between the veins to turn yellow while the veins remain green. When the soil is deficient in Zinc, leaves become discoloured and plant growth is stunted. Chlorosis caused by Zinc deficiency usually affects the base of the leaf near the stem. It appears on the lower leaves, then gradually moves up the plant.

  • Leave are pale and narrow
  • Short veins are dark green
  • Dark spots on leaves and edges


It can be hard to tell the difference between Zinc deficiency and other trace element or micronutrient deficiencies by looking at the plant as they all have similar symptoms. However, when it comes to Zinc deficiency in plants and crops, chlorosis begins on the lower leaves. In the case of a shortage of Iron, Manganese, or Molybdenum, chlorosis begins on the upper leaves.

Several sources can supply Zinc when needed. A foliar Zinc fertiliser provides Zinc for plants where they need it most, resulting in a quick recovery rate. When applying a foliar Zinc fertiliser, there’s no need to worry too much about an overdose since plants generally tolerate high Zinc levels.

Zylem’s Micros Z is a foliar Zinc fertiliser that helps treat Zinc deficiency in plants. 


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Manganese is an important micronutrient for the growth and development of plants. It sustains metabolic roles within different plant cell compartments. When a plant has a Manganese deficiency there is interveinal chlorosis and leaves become yellow. Leaves, shoots, fruits or stems may also become contorted, and plant growth may be stunted. In some species, interveinal necrosis or necrotic spotting is also typical of Manganese deficiency in some species.

  • Leaves are a pale colour
  • Veins and venules are dark green and reticulated



A foliar feed fertiliser with Manganese will help to alleviate the issue, signs and symptoms. A Manganese supplement can also be applied to the soil.

Zylem’s Micros Z provides a Manganese nutrient for plants to treat deficiency and remedy the signs and symptoms. 

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