The greatest advantage in foliar nutrition - 100% soluble Biomin Glycine Chelated Minerals
There is a huge variety of nutritional formulations available to growers to apply to their plants and soil. Oxides, Sulphates and EDTA chelates are the most commonly recognised formulations; however, in the last decade these have been superceded by 3rd generation Glycine chelated minerals. These formulations are providing superior results, read on to find out why.
What is Glycine Chelation Technology?
It is a patented process of chelation whereby every metal ion is bonded with two Glycine (smallest amino acid) molecules creating a fully chelated product. This technology holds a global patent branded under the name BIOMIN.
Roots, Shoots & Fruits have been the sole distributors of these products in New Zealand for over two decades.
The plant recognises the Glycine chelated molecule as a proteinaceous molecule allowing it to travel in the phloem quite readily to the growing points such as flowers and berries where it is required, as well as replenishing leaf levels.
Why are Glycine chelated formulas superior to conventional products?
It is superior to conventional formulations because Glycine chelation technology allows metals to be mobile elements whereas elemental minerals, outside of this technology have low mobility within the plant. Thus you have to apply conventional formulations many more times to achieve the same result.
The delivery method of these ‘bio-available’ minerals is not conventional, unlike products such as Oxides, Sulphates and EDTA based trace elements. The latter products can marginally reduce deficiencies, but the speed by which the elements are released from these products and transported into the growing points of plants is very slow, compared to the transportation of elements in the Glycine chelated form.
They are highly systemic, non-phytotoxic, 100% soluble and economical due to their high availability. Glycine chelates were developed for the conventional market however they are registered by organic certifiers, allowing organic growers to utilise this technology also.