Amino acids are an excellent stimulator for the roots of plants. L-shaped free amino acids play an important role in the so-called citric acid cycle in plants. This cycle is also known as the Krebs cycle. This cycle consists of a series of chemical reactions, which are used to generate energy for maintenance, growth and production in all aerobic organisms. The Krebs cycle converts amino acids into glucose for storage as glycogen, starch and fat or for energy. Amino acids can be used to reduce stress in times of increased stress as a result of drought, application of crop protection, diseases, etc.
Amino acids for plants
Our liquid amino acids and/or amino acids in powdered form promote good development and growth of plant roots. Our amino acids also promote a better and healthier root system in the plant.
Amino acids plant stimulator in case of stress
After stressful situations such as drought, wind or excessively wet soil conditions, amino acids promote a faster recovery of plants. Stress in plants is also caused by the application of fertilisers or the treatment of field crops with crop protection agents. Our amino acids can also easily be added to these leaf or soil applications, and be mixed.
Our amino acids: benefits
Our amino acids are the result of a pharmaceutical and clean process that is strictly controlled. Our amino acids are generated from an enzymatic hydrolysis in which the amino acids of proteins are broken down through a natural process into L-a-amino acids and oligopeptides amino acids (these are plant-relevant amino acids). As a result, they do not contain racemised proteins. In addition, no d-amino acids are produced during this process. Products that are extracted from the tannery industry or made from skin chips are not comparable with our amino acids, because the production process, the percentage of relevant L-a-amino acids and oligopeptides and the quality of our source material are much higher and our amino acids do not contain d-amino acids. Our amino acids also have a high free and balanced L-a-amino acid pattern.
20 types of L-a-amino acids in an amino acid pattern
L-a-amino acids - or free amino acids - consist of various amino acid elements. Together, these amino acid elements make the so-called amino acid pattern. An amino acid pattern contains 20 elements. Each amino acid element has an important and specific function for the development of a plant. The 20 free L-a-amino acids are: alanine, arginine, aspartic acid, cystine, glutamine, glycine, histidine, hydroxyproline, isoleucine, leucine, lysine, methionine, phenylalanine, proline, serine, taurine, threonine, tryptophan, tyrosine, valine. The overview below clarifies which plant function is linked to which type of L-a-amino acid.
Why do I actually need extra amino acids for a crop?
Fertilisers mainly contain N, P, K and a few other nutrient elements and are usually chemical in composition, just like crop protection agents. This means that they do not contain natural elements such as protein, vitamins, hormones, etc. If natural fertilisers are used, the levels of natural elements are generally very low. Unlike humans and animals, plants are able to convert chemical elements into natural building blocks such as protein, fats and sugars. It goes without saying that this requires a lot of energy. People and animals get the energy from their food; plants use the sun as an energy source. Plants, therefore, only have a finite amount of energy to maintain themselves, grow and resist diseases and pests. Amino acids are building blocks of proteins that are essential for the energy management and the proper functioning of all living beings. If we administer easily absorbable amino acids (free L-a-amino acids) to the plant, on the one hand it can save considerably on the energy that would have been needed to make those amino acids and on the other hand all biochemical processes are much better optimised because due to the external supply of amino acids deficiencies are much less likely. By offering easily absorbable amino acids, plants become stronger, they grow better and the resistance to, for example, external stress is increased.
What specific benefits do amino acids have for the end result if I apply it to plants?
As previously described, amino acids are building blocks of proteins that are essential for the energy management and proper functioning of all living beings. If we administer easily absorbable amino acids (free L-a-amino acids) to the plant, on the one hand it can save considerably on the energy that would have been needed to make those amino acids and on the other hand all biochemical processes are much better optimised because due to the external supply of amino acids deficiencies are much less likely. By offering easily absorbable amino acids, plants become stronger, they grow better and the resistance to, for example, external stress is increased. This means that the quality and the eventual yields will be better than under normal, standard conditions, which in turn has a favourable effect on the economic return on cultivation. Stronger and healthier plants also require less chemicals, which also saves money. Making the crop stronger becomes very visible if crop damage normally occurs after spraying herbicides. Spraying good amino acids at the same time makes the crop more resilient so that any herbicidal damage is considerably reduced. This, in turn, favourably affects the production capacity of the crop.