Weather conditions in spring and early summer this year are unfavorable for crops, neither in terms of temperature nor humidity. As a result, some winter crops in the south have died because of lack of moisture and spring crops lag far behind in growth and development across the country due to low temperatures and, in some places, excessive soil moisture. At the same time, at the early stages of development, the plants are in need of mineral nutrients which cannot be absorbed from the cold soil. Of course, this will negatively affect the productivity of corn, sunflower, soybeans – the crops which are sown on millions of hectares and which are important export crops.
How can we help the plants in this situation?
To provide plants with critical elements of mineral nutrition and mitigate the negative effects of stress, we recommend the use of special ECOORGANIC fertilizers with L-α-amino acids*. Among them there are both the products that are already well-known on the market, and some new products that have also shown good results during last 2 years:
- ECOLINE Phosphite (K-Amino) 1.0 - 2.0 l / ha - an effective universal anti-stress product containing phosphorus in the form of potassium phosphite and amino acids;
- ECOLINE Universal Growth (Amino) 1.0 - 1.5 l / ha - a fertilizer with a balanced composition of nutrients in the form of chelates and amino acids;
- ECOLINE Boron (Premium) 1.0 - 1.5 l / ha - high content of Boron + amino acids;
- GROS Health 0.5 - 1.5 l / ha - anti-stress composition containing amino acids and phytohormones;
- GROS Amino-Mg 1.0 - 2.0 l / ha - Magnesium + amino acids (for all crops);
- GROS Amino-Zn 0.5 - 1.0 l / ha - Zinc + amino acids (for corn and sunflower).
* L-α-amino acids are most useful for the plant because they are synthesized by the plant itself. During periods of intensive growth or under the influence of negative factors, the plant accumulates a significant amount of free (i.e. not bound to peptides and proteins) amino acids, which act as a protective mechanism. The value of accumulation is that during these periods the plant spends less energy on protein synthesis. If free amino acids enter the plant from the outside, we get a double effect: the additional amount of amino acids allows you to more successfully overcome the factors of intensive growth or stressful situations, while the plant does not stop the basic processes of protein synthesis.
The role of amino acids in the plant:
• Regulate transpiration and osmotic processes.
• Participate in most of exchange processes.
• Indispensable for quality pollination and fruit set.
• Due to amino acids, nitrogen metabolism takes place with minimal energy expenditure.
• Increase the level of endogenous plant protection.
• Increase the level of resistance to stressful situations!
Manifestations of stress on corn and sunflower due to low temperatures, poor availability of nutrients, phytotoxic effects of herbicides: