AminoPro-N powder

Protein Nitrogen

AminoPro-N powder

A BioGro certified input for organics.

Summary 

AminoPro-N powder is distinctive from other liquid nitrogen fertilisers currently on the market in New Zealand. It has a minimum nitrogen content of 15% in powder form.

AminoPro-N is a new and unique high performance amino protein nitrogen fertiliser. It is suitable for foliar, irrigation, and fertigation application to all varieties of agricultural, horticultural, & viticultural plants.

Based on its properties, AminoPro-N powder is an almost fully available protien nitrogen combining multiple amino acids. Massey University Amino acid tests performed by the Nutrition Laboratory Feb 16, show AminoPro-N powder has a high total amino acid content, 87.95 mg/100mg or 87.95 percent. Scientific literature states that plants do take amino acids actively and efficiently from soil, and this may contribute significantly to the overall N budget of plants.

Orgainic status  of AminoPro-N powder is certified by BioGro NZ (# 5327).

AminoPro-N powder can be used in most sectors as a liquid spray to enhance growth and also release plant stress.  AminoPro-N powder when blended with water is compatible with most other liquid fertilisers however caution is provided and spraying on a small area first is recommended.

  • N content 15%
  • Use: Organic (BioGro Certified # 5327), Biological, Conventional
  • Water Solubility: 99.8% water soluble. No sediment noticeable in solution after resting
  • pH: 5.3-5.9 (as a powder) 
  • Availability:               High
  • Efficiency Use Rate: High

Typical Analysis 

Element/Nutrient Powder Analysis
N 15%
TKN 15%
NH4_N 0.2%
No3_N <0.001%
Al 0.003%
Se 0.2 ppm
As 0.1 ppm
CD 42.0%
Hg 6.1%
Pb 5.3
TC 93.6%
H2O 0.2%
pH 91.5%
Protein  
Insolubles  
LOI  

 

 Mixing Guide

  • Measure the amount of AminoPro-N powder required.
  • Blend powder with required amount of water per application guide.
  • The powder is a gluey substance when mixed with water so immediate dissolving of the product may not occur. Be patient and prepare in advance of application.
  • Aim to add powder slowly whilst the tank water is agitating.
  • Allow to settle if needed afterwhich the powder will dissolve completely.

Application Guide

Recipient CropKg/haL/HaComment
Orchard 40 kg 1500L / Ha Apply monthly in season
Vineyard 40 kg 1500L / Ha Apply monthly in season
Pasture 40 kg 200L / Ha Apply as required
Brassicas 40 kg 200L / Ha Apply as required
Vegetable 5-10 kg 200L / Ha Apply monthly in season
Sensitive Crops eg lettuce 2-5 kg 200L / Ha Apply monthly in season
Fertigation (outdoor)* Above rates x 5 Per above rates Apply as required, no sensitrive crop restrictions

Fertigation (glassshouse: Soil & Pot Grown)

Up to 10 X above rates for vegetables

Per above rates

Apply as per N requirement for crop species & growth stage

 

Hydropnics                                      As required As required Apply as per N requirement for crop species & growth stage
KNAPSACK RATES g/m2 m2 WATER RATE COMMENT
Fertigation (Outdoor) 2.5-5 10 l Vegetables, apply as required, no sensitive crop restrictions

 

Fertigation (glassshouse: Soil & Pot Grown) Up to 10            10 l                               Vegetables apply as per N requirement for crop species & growth stage         

 


Biology, Nitrogen Availability, and Science 

Dissolved amino acids in the soil can offer a readily available source of C and N to plant roots and microbes in the soil. In acid soils in particular, where the major type of organic N is relatively immobile NH4, the direct uptake of organic N (including amino acids) may be important. Plants do take amino acids actively and efficiently from soil, and this may contribute significantly to the overall N budget of plants. Actively means, that they use energy and transport them into cells using amino acid transporters. Passive uptake plays a role as well.

Plant nutritional status also determines how much C is lost from a plant to the soil, e.g. if deficient, more loss of C (this can be up to 1-30% of the total C fixed). So, the uptake of amino acids may also minimise the net loss of C and N to the soil from plant.

Amino acids also play a role in regulating microbial population in the rhizosphere ('The rhizosphere is the narrow region of soil that is directly influenced by root secretions and associated soil microorganisms'). Amino acid uptake and turnover time in soils depends on many variables, such as microbe number and activity, concentration of amino acids, soil characteristics (physical and chemical) etc.  

Based on the above and additional unpesented data, it can be concluded that the amino acids in AminoPro-N are either readily available as a free form or likely to become quickly available to the plants by enzymatic process taking place in the soil.

 

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