What are the differences between the different amino acids on the market?
Most of the amino acid products on the market are obtained from animal or vegetable extracts with high protein content. There are different types of extractions of the amino acids to divide the above mentioned proteins, but in all of the cases, the final product contains a certain percentage of free amino acids. As well as these amino acids they contain another series of molecules that are obtained from the extraction.
Our products with amino acids (Special and Crop Cycle range) are differentiated as all of the amino acids we work with are amino acids of synthesis, which means pure amino acids.
The main difference between both types of amino acids (of extracts or synthesis) at an agronomic level is the following:
– The products of amino acids obtained with extracts (animal or vegetable) depart from the raw material base, of which they obtain a certain aminogram. Normally, in these aminograms all the amino acids appear, in a certain proportion, which comes from the raw material and the method of extraction. From the agronomic point of view, it is usual that these products are used as crop stimulants practically during the whole cycle, independent of the phenological state or the specific problem of the crop.
– The advantage that we offer with our amino acid products obtained by synthesis is that we are capable of forming the specific aminogram that is convenient for each of the crop cycle stages of the culture, or the problems associated with them. Before doing this, it is necessary to study which are the properties and effects of each one of the amino acids in the plant on the basis of the scientific published articles. From this a specific mixture of amino acids is created, with a set proportion depending on the effects that need to be obtained from the product, and that is specific for each of the stages of the crop cycle.
The information that reveals which is the role of each one of the amino acids and the studies/tests in those that it has been tested, is listed in the dossier of each one of the products in which we include amino acids.
For example, in the DISPER Root dossier, we describe the exact effects of the amino acids that make up the product:
– They are precursor of phytohormones fundamental for the radicular development.
– They favour the creation of sprouting and leaves.
– They stimulate the metabolic processes in young leaves.
– They favour the production of chlorophyll.
– They intervene in the regulation of stomas.
– They activate the metabolism of the proteins.
– They have a high chelating action.
– They are a great energy saver for the plant.
Another difference that our products have, is that all the “stimulant” molecules (amino acids, vitamins, saccharides) that we use in the products, being pure (of synthesis), implies that the molecules are totally active, since they have a very low molecular weight (therefore have a total penetration in the tissue by foliar application). In addition, they are specially designed to achieve the necessary effects that our product pursues.
Nevertheless, the rest of molecules that make up the products of amino acids of extracts are not “totally active “since the proteins and most of the peptides, have a high molecular weight and cannot be absorbed by the plant in a foliar application.
What is an osmoregulator?
An osmo-regulator is a molecule with the capacity to regulate the osmotic pressure of the plant cell, with the aim to regulate the balance among the different tissues of the plant.
These molecules are of a great importance when the plant suffers stress, which in turn produces abrupt changes inside the tissues (water stress, saline stress…)
For example, in case of saline stress, these molecules are capable of accumulating the excess of cytoplasm without affecting the plant’s metabolism. In the scientific studies this type of substances have been identified and the effect of the diverse molecules that the plant generates in conditions of stress inside it’s metabolism of response, has been demonstrated. The benefits of the direct application of this type of molecules to the crops in the above mentioned situations have also been demonstrated.
Within the DISPER catalogue of products, those of the crop range are characterised to contain osmo-regulating molecules, which permit the increase of positive effects in cases of stress.
Do DISPER products contain hormones?
Although hormones provoke a response in the plant for it to change or promote its metabolism, these substances do not have a strictly nutritional function.
On the market there is a great quantity of products that include a certain level of hormones which produce a visual effect in the crop. Nevertheless, in many cases this causes imbalance as the plant’s response to the application of hormones is very changeable depending on a quantity of factors: the type of hormone, the concentration, the product it is mixed with, the efficiency of the foliar absorption, the crop, the phenological conditions, the climate…
DISPER products do not contain hormones. Therefore, the application of DISPER products does not cause any type of hormonal imbalance in the plant.
Instead of containing hormones, the DISPER products that have a stimulating character (Crop Cycle and Special ranges), which contain predecessors of hormones that work in such a way that on applying this type of molecule to the crop, it is the plant itself that regulates its metabolism, changing it or promoting it, but without being forced to do so. Being able to work with this type of molecules is due to a great knowledge of the metabolic routes of the plant and the scientific studies that demonstrate the effect of this type of molecule.
Is it possible to chelate all of the nutrients that are applied to the crops?
In a strictly chemical sense, it is only possible to chelate the elements that are divalent cations.
Sometimes on labels of commercial products certain elements are indicated as chelated, when actually this is not possible.
Very common examples of these cases are the following ones:
Boron / molybdenum: these elements cannot be chelated, due to the fact that they are anions (ions of negative sign)
Potassium: it cannot be chelated, due to the fact that it is a cation of valence one (monovalent).
What are the incompatibilities of the DISPER products?
Overall the DISPER products are only incompatible with oils and products that have a very different pH.
Nevertheless, the following recommendations and comments can be applied for every product:
- DISPER Fer 6% GS: Not to be mixed with oil or with very acid/alkaline products.
- DISPER Fer HASA: Not to be mixed with oil or with very acid/alkaline products.
- DISPER Fer HA: Not to be mixed with oil or with very acid products.
- DISPER Ca 14% GS: Not to be mixed with oil or alkaline products.
- DISPER Mn 13% GS: Not to be mixed with oil or acid products.
- DISPER Zn 14% GS : Not to be mixed with oil or alkaline products.
- DISPER Mg 10% GS : Not to be mixed with oil or acid products.
- DISPER Chelate Plus GS: Not to be mixed with oil or alkaline products.
- DISPER Complex GS: Not to be mixed with oil or alkaline products.
- DISPER Complex Hidroponic GS: Not to be mixed with oil or alkaline products.
- DISPER Alghum GS: Not to be mixed with oil or acid products. Nevertheless, it is possible to mix with chelated microelements (Complex, Fer…) and with NPK products; adding first the product with higher alkaline pH then to higher acid pH, and dissolving each product progressively (test compatibility before)
- DISPER Root GS: Not to be mixed with very acid/alkaline products.
- DISPER Bloom GS: Not to be mixed with oil or acid products.
- DISPER Vital GS: Not to be mixed with oil or acid products.
- DISPER Size GS: Not to be mixed with oil or with alkaline products. It is not advisable to mix with products of high calcium content, especially if it is not chelated.
- DISPER Chlorophyl GS : Not to be mixed with oil or alkaline products. It is not advisable to mix with sulphurs.
- DISPER Chlorophyl GD: Not to mix with oil or alkaline products. It is not advisable to mix with sulphurs.
- DISPER Cu Max: Not to be mixed with oil or alkaline products.
It is possible to mix with oil products for the treatment of yolks of fruit trees. It is possible to mix with amino acids, microelements, and with phytosanitory products, except sulphurs and organisms of biological control based on bacteria (for example bacillus turigensis). The mixture with sulphurs is recommended only for the treatment of yolks of fruit trees.
- DISPER Humic 85% GS: Not to be mixed with oil or acid products. Nevertheless, it is possible to mix with chelated microelements (Complex, Fer…) and with NPK products adding first the product with higher alkaline pH then to higher acid pH, and dissolving each product progressively (test compatibility before).
- DISPER Stim GS: Not to be mixed with oil or alkaline products.
- DISPER Broton GS: Not to be mixed with oil or alkaline products. Not to be mixed with sulphur, ziram or captam.