Spore elements

Peter Taggart petersirises@gmail.com
Thu, 23 Aug 2012 12:52:04 PDT
Fair comment Jim,
 I see various other articles I find via google seem to use the term "spore
elements" though I scanned them only briefly. Those articles appear to have
German or Dutch origins  too. A quick search of the term "spoor elements"
did not reveal, for me,the term in connection with what I am used to
calling "trace elements".
However incorrect -the use of the term "spore elements" seems to be around,
albeit through mistranslation, and I admit that I have not heard it before.
When I read the term first, I expected it to refer to something mycorrhizal.
Peter (UK)

On Thu, Aug 23, 2012 at 7:49 PM, J.E. Shields <jshields@indy.net> wrote:

> I think I see the tracks of this usage.  In German, Spur means track (e.g.,
> bear tracks in the woods) and trace (very small amounts).  Spoor is
> Afrikaans for track, from old Dutch "spor."
> The article cited by Peter seems to have been translated from a German
> original, and contains numerous mis-spellings and incorrect usages.  It is
> not a suitable reference for English usages or spellings.
> Jim Shields
> At 07:35 PM 8/23/2012 +0100, you wrote:
> >Rolands use of the term "spore elements" seems to be confirmed here, no
> >language confusion!
> >http://www.arts-info.eu/en/fertilizing.html

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