Amino Acid Chelated Micronutrients as fertilizer
1. Why chelated?
Inorganic micronutrients have been widely used as fertilizer to balance the soil condition, but they have many disadvantages:
a. easily to be oxidized;
b. very lower absorption rate;
c. mass loss in water and soil;
d. antagonist among different inorganic micronutrients;
e. easily to break the soil structure and soil nutrition.
2. Why amino acid chelated?
Comparing to EDTA chelated micronutrients, amino acid chelated micronutrients have very competitive prices, and the molecular structure is stable than EDTA chelates. On the other hand, the whole amino acid chelated micronutrients could be absorbed by the plant, with absorbing both micronutrients and amino acid.
3. The content of amino acid chelated micronutrients.
a. Micronutrients (single or compound):
Zinc, Copper, Iron, Manganese, Boron, Molybdenum, Cobalt, Magnesium, Calcium, etc.
b. Amino Acid:
Aspartic Acid, Threonine, Serine, Glutamic Acid, Glycine, Alanine, Cystine, Valine, Methionine, Isoleucine, Leucine, Tyrosine, Phenylalanine, Lysine, Histidine, Arginine, Proline, etc