- What is Amino Plus Foliar Fertilizer made of?
– Amino-Plus mainly contains Fish. Amino plus comes from ocean caught fish and not from farms, eliminating the risk of accumulated toxins and growth hormones being transferred to your plants.
- How does it differ from other foliar fertilizer?
– Other fertilizers derived from fish, and other natural sources are heated and dried to improve shelf life. This effectively eliminates harmful bacteria but destroys valuable nutrients in fish and deactivates endogenous enzymes that can be beneficial to the plant. Amino-Plus Bio Fish fertilizer uses a unique preservation process that does not involve high temperature processes. It makes use of slow, low temperature, fermentation through the action of beneficial microorganisms. Beneficial microorganisms like Lactic Acid bacteria compete with other harmful pathogens, thereby inhibiting their growth.
- What advantages ill it give to my plants?
-Amino Plus foliar fertilizer contains macro nutrients, micronutrients, amino acids, fish oil, enzymes, and beneficial microorganisms.
- What are macro and micronutrients?
-The macronutrients needed by plants are Nitrogen, Phosphorus and Potassium (with percentages 1.6%, 1.0% and 0.3% respectively in Amino Plus). Micronutrients on the other hand, are nutrients needed in very small amounts but are important for metabolism and growth. Fish contains all the micronutrients beneficial for plant growth: Magnesium, Copper, Iron, Manganese, Zinc, Chloride, Calcium and Boron. (See Trace Elements). Most commercial fertilizers claims high amount of NPK (Nitrogen, Phosphorus and Potassium) but lacks the micronutrients that are as important as the Macronutrients when it comes to plant over all growth and development. In Amino Plus Foliar Fertilizer, it is gives the balance of Macro and Micronutrients just needed for optimum plant development.
5.) How do Amino acids in Amino Plus Foliar Fertilizer benefit my plants?
– Amino acids are the building blocks of protein – the building blocks of life. They are readily taken up by plants as a source of Nitrogen. Amino acids in Amino Plus Foliar fertilizer come from the breakdown of fish protein by enzymes.
-Essential plant nutrients are easily absorbed in a form of CHELATES.. Amino acids form complexes with essential plant elements like Iron (Fe), Zinc (Zn), Copper(Cu) and Manganese (Mn) to form chelates (Hence, they are called chelating agents). Amino acids save the nutrients from undesirable reaction like precipitation-which makes them unavailable for plant uptake.
6.) How do Fish oil in Amino Plus Foliar Fertilizer benefit my plants?
– The leaf cuticle (the outermost layer of the leaf) offers the greatest resistance to foliar fertilization. Omega 3 in fish oil has strong adherence to the plants’ waxy surface. It intensifies the penetration of the spray, pushing the foliar fertilizer into the plant cytoplasm.
7. ) What are beneficial microorganisms?
– Amino-Plus Bio Fish Fertilizer contains a unique consortium of beneficial microorganisms for the plants. These microorganisms, when applied as foliar fertilizer, compete with the pathogens for infection sites and nutrients and secrete secondary metabolites on the plant surface that inhibits the growth of other pathogens. When applied to soil, these beneficial microorganisms maintain the biological soil balance and improve availability of nutrients.
8.) Why is the product costs more compared foliar fertilizers?
– This is because you get a lot from every drop of Amino Plus Foliar fertilizer. The process does not include dilution with water, thus, it is in a very concentrated form. Each mL can cover 10 – 15 square meters of crop area.
9.) Why do I need Foliar Fertilizer? Is my Soil fertilizer not enough?
– Foliar Fertilization is the application of foliar sprays of one or more
mineral nutrients to plants to supplement traditional soil applications of fertilizers. Foliar feeding is a good, reliable method of feeding plants when ground application is not efficient enough. It has proved to be the fastest way of curing nutrient deficiencies and boosting plant performances at specific physiological stages. With plants competing with weeds, foliar spraying focuses the nutrient application on the target plants.
Foliar application overcomes some disadvantages of soil fertilization like leaching, incompatibility of different nutrients in the soil, precipitation of insoluble fertilizer salts and fixation/absorption reactions of phosphorus and potassium (Fixation results in only about 10 to 30% of applied phosphate fertilizer being utilized by the crop in the first season, some may be utilized in subsequent years, but in progressively lesser amounts.)
Foliar feeding can also be used to overcome root problems when they are less efficient due to low/high temperatures, lack of oxygen in flooded fields, nematode attack damaging the vascular system, and a decrease in root activity during the reproductive stages where more of the photosynthetic creation is transferred for reproduction with less for root respiration