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Molybdenum

Silver-white, very hard heavy metal or element (Mo) that occurs in nature mainly as molybdenite (molybdenum lustre, water lead) and wulfenite (yellow lead ore). As a trace element, molybdenum is essential for almost all living organisms, as it is a key component of many enzymes.

Molybdän - kristallines Stück und Würfel

Plant growth

In plant growth, including grapevines, molybdenum plays an important role in nitrogen and sulphur metabolism. It is a component of enzymes such as nitrate reductase (converts nitrates into ammonium ) and sulphite oxidase, which are important for growth, protein synthesis and plant health. A deficiency can lead to growth disorders, yield reduction and chlorosis. This is particularly common on acidic sandy soils.

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