Amino Acids are the basic building blocks used to form specific proteins in plants, from this they are essential in many components of plant physiology:
- chlorophyll production
- vitamin synthesis
- stimulating flowering
- fruit and seed set
- increase fruit, grain quality – colour, flavour, brix etc
- chelation and micronutrient transportation in the plant
- stress reduction
- cell wall stabilisation
Exogenous applications of L-amino acids (L being the active form) have been proven to support the plant in these functions. Making amino acids is an energy intensive process. So, providing additional L-amino acids via the roots or leaf tissue ensures the plant has plenty of materials for building these important proteins.
This means more energy is available for growth and differentiation. It is critical to apply the right amount as part of a programme as you cannot predict upcoming stress periods. We are working hard to deliver this as part of a nutrient and stand-alone amino acid programme at an affordable price.