Root growth follows a similar pattern. In general, a healthy, balanced plant has a well-developed root system: healthy roots will support healthy leaf growth, as the roots provide the moisture and nutrients from the soil for the leaves to grow.
The stem is the heart of the pasture plant, where energy is stored and plant growth originates.
Every stage of the plant’s growth needs particular nutrients to support the natural processes that take place, and encourage maximum output and pasture longevity.
In general, there are three main macronutrients: nitrogen (N) for leaf growth; phosphorus (P) for roots, flowers, seed and fruit development; and potassium (K) for strong stem growth, movement of water in plants, and promotion of flowering and fruiting.