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Copper is an essential plant nutrient as it functions as a catalyst in photosynthesis and respiration, and required in all plant parts.

Reclamation disease or ‘yellow tip’ is a deficiency symptom of copper in plant. It affects oat cereals plants, sugar beet and leguminous crops. It is caused in plants growing on newly reclaimed land where seed formation is affected.

One way to treat this deficiency is by application of copper sulphate.

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