Orthophosphate

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Chemical name: H2PO4- or HPO42-

In order for a plant to use phosphorus for energy, the element must be dissolved into a readily available form, which is called orthophosphate. Think of the process of breaking down phosphorus like an ice cube that dissolves into water - soil microbes break down phosphorus in the soil, to the readily available formed called orthophosphate. Although the amount of readily available orthophosphate is typically very minimal, it can be improved with a regular application of Emerald Mist.