Biomin's are bioavailable organic plant nutrients resulting from a unique chelation of mineral nutrients with a blend of Glycine and natural organic acids. This unique chelation process enables plants to better utilize nutrients.
Chelation is a natural process. Cationic nutrients will, upon entering plant cells, form chelates with organic acids such as citric acid, malonic acid, and some amino acids. This chelation process will then prevent precipitation of absorbed nutrients and enable them to move freely inside the plant.
Glycine is a naturally occurring amino acid chelating agent. Glycine is the best of the amino acids capable of chelation, partly because it is the smallest and therefore most mobile. Glycine chelates, and especially those of the cations iron, zinc, manganese, and copper have been well studied and documented by researchers.
Chelation in soil increases availability to plants. Organic substances in the soil either applied or produced by plants and microorganisms are the natural chelating agents. Chelates in the soil act as carriers for nutrients by shuttling nutrients into the plant, by releasing the nutrients, and then returning to the soil to repeat the process.
The Benefits of Chelation:
- Increases the availablility of nutrients
- Prevents mineral nutrients from forming insoluble precipitates
- Reduces the roxicity of some metal ions to plants
- Prevents nutrients from leaching
- Increases the mobility of plant nutrients
- Suppresses the growth of some plant pathogens