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What do Amino Acids Represent in Agriculture?

L-amino acids play an important role in life for all living organisms, but especially in plants. Plants can be deficient in nutrients or amino acids which can alter growth and decrease crop production. In fact, amino acids are within the structure of a plant, so applying amino acids to a plant directly can substantially improve the health and growth of a plant. There are many studies to prove that amino acids play a vital role in crop growth and production, some amino acids work better than others. Some amino acids work better than others because some amino acids increase the free amino acid pool while amino acids focus on a specific part of a plant. Amino acids can alter the growth by increasing nutrients when chelated, which is known as a chelating agent. Amino acids provide growers with a natural choice to fix crop issues which provides better crop quality long-term when compared to a synthetic supplement.

Growers should strongly consider a fertilizer program with amino acids for healthier crops because amino acids are essential supplements to plants.Amino acids can significantly improve overall growth of plants when foliar applied. There is a total of twenty Amino acids and are known as the building blocks for proteins. Amino Acids are a part of a process called protein synthesis. Protein synthesis is a process which defends against harmful substances. Amino acids make up a majority of the organic nitrogen in plant soil. Organic Nitrogen impacts growth tremendously and promotes soil productivity. Plants can take in nutrients through leaves and roots. Furthermore, applying nutrients to leaves allows the plant to take in a high number of nutrients which can then be transported through the xylem and phloem (a tube that transfers water, nutrients, and carbohydrates up to the leaves and down to the roots).

L-amino acids can significantly improve overall growth of plants when foliar applied. There is a total of twenty Amino acids and are known as the building blocks for proteins. Amino Acids are a part of a process called protein synthesis. Protein synthesis is a process which defends against harmful substances. Amino acids make up a majority of the organic nitrogen in plant soil. Organic Nitrogen impacts growth tremendously and promotes soil productivity. Plants can take in nutrients through leaves and roots. Furthermore, applying nutrients to leaves allows the plant to take in a high number of nutrients which can then be transported through the xylem and phloem (a tube that transfers water, nutrients, and carbohydrates up to the leaves and down to the roots).

Some brief benefits of using amino acids in a fertilizer program:

  • Aids nutrient distributions
  • Solid stems
  • Increased sugar content
  • Accelerates calcium uptake by opening up calcium ion pathway
  • Enhanced photosynthesis
  • Bigger flowers
  • Improved nitrogen assimilation
  • Contains oligopeptides for quicker intake and translocation of nutrients within the plant

What connection do L-Amino Acids have to Nitrogen?

Nitrogen is widely available, but only higher plants are able to utilize the nitrogen element efficiently. Higher plants have the ability to convert diatomic (consisting of two atoms) nitrogen into ammonia, which is harmful to the plant until the higher plant accumulates enough ammonia to form an organic linkage. Amino acids are the product of the accumulation of the fixed nitrogen within the plant, which is then put to use as the biologically functional molecules. 

By applying L-amino acids to plants, there will be an increase in the following components:

  • Increase chlorophyll
  • Increase plant height
  • increase number of brix
  • Increase number of buds
  • Increase IAA (Indole Acetic Acid, the active form of auxin)

Amino Energy for Plants

L-amino acids should be seen as an energy saver because by applying amino acids to plants there will be a reduction in the need for energy and nutrients. This is why amino acids work so well in increasing each plants valuable variables (i.e. plant height, yield, root growth, chlorophyll, etc.)

By applying L-amino acids, foliar and soil application, there will be an increase in soil microbial activity, and support the process of assimilation of nutrients. 

Some other benefits of using amino acids are:

  • Increase soil microbial activity
  • Help pollination and fruit set
  • Regulate stomatal opening
  • Increase resistance to stress (i.e. drought, high temperature, low humidity, pest attacks, and frost). 

Only L-Amino Acids

The amino acids that compose naturally occurring proteins are the L-enantiomers, and they are called L-Amino Acids.  L-amino acids are used by Opulent Blends due to the fact that L-amino acids are naturally occurring. 

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