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Foliar feeding through Mate Ranges. Fertilisers Micronutrients involve in different vital plant physiological activities. Micronutrients can enhance plant.

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1 Foliar feeding through Mate Ranges

2 Fertilisers Micronutrients involve in different vital plant physiological activities. Micronutrients can enhance plant growth and stress tolerance. They should be absorbed into the plant and transported where they can do their job. Otherwise, deficiencies will appear. N Normal Mn ZN Mg P S B Ca Fe Cu Mo K Why Micronutrients …

3 Forms Micronutrients come in many different forms that affect their solubility and reaction (salts, oxides, chelates) in water and their uptake and usage by plants. Foliar feeding Fast way of getting nutrients into plants compared with soil application. Especially important for the correction of nutrient deficiencies and the addition of micronutrients. Chelation is a term that describes an encapsulation process. Chelates (chel, meaning a crabs claw in Greek) are molecules with a neutral charge.

4 Talk to us. It pays. Fulvates – for organic chelation Fulvic Acids (liquid) K-fulvate Foliar Application Humic Acids (liquid) K-humate Soil/Foliar Application Humus / PeatyCoal Organic Humate Soil Application Humins (solid) Production of Fulvates and Humates

5 Talk to us. It pays. Fulvic Acids Carbon43 % Oxygen50 % Hydrogen 5 % Humus Carbon68 % Oxygen22 % Hydrogen 6 % Plant Vegetation Decomposition HumicAcids Carbon52 % Oxygen40 % Hydrogen 5 % slow

6 Web: to us. It pays. Benefits of Fulvic acids FEATURESBENEFITS Medium size complex organic molecules that readily penetrate plant tissue (no decomposing required) Supports the growth of (feeds) beneficial micro- organisms Readily taken up by plants by roots or leaves as carbon food, stimulating plant growth Very water solubleEasy to use, compatible with all other chemicals (at suitable concentrations) Binds to metalsGentle chelates metals and makes them mobile through leaf cuticle (improved foliar absorption) Helps metal mobility within plant tissue (natural carrier) Softens the effects of organic molecules and high ionic strengths solutions (reduces leaf burn) One of the ingredients of Omnias mate ranges is Fulvate

7 When and where Any Foliar application to :- improve plant responses improve tank mix compatibility reduce burning effects from hot spray mixes May be used regularly in fertigation applications Phenolic Carboxylic Acid Hydroxyl Groups Ketone Structure of Fulvates

8 Talk to us. It pays. Omnias special Organic Chelated formulas Beside the fulvates, there are other organic chelating agents in Omnias Mate ranges. The products are unique to Omnia. These ingredients enhance uptake of nutrients. Omnias unique organic chelating formula

9 Talk to us. It pays. BUNCH OF MATES Omnias multi Mate ranges are organically chelated with 1.Fulvates and 2.Other unique organic chelating agents Fulvates comprises both small and big molecules This enables both fast and extended uptake of micronutrients Includes all micronutrients

10 Trial Results – Zinc Mate on Lettuce Treatments: TREATMENTPRODUCTDESCRIPTION 1Control 2ZnSO 4. 7 H 2 O 3Zn EDTA 4ZnMateAustralia 5Zinc FulvateAgrilibrium 6Zinc GluconateAgrichem. 7Zinc dextroseChemtech formulation 8Zinc ANNGROTo be formulated : Chemtech 9ZICRON-SFlorantine Bioscience USA Objective - To evaluate the superior performing product. Design - Completely Randomized design with 5 replicates = 45 pots

11 Talk to us. It pays. LEGEND: T1-Control; T2-ZnSO 4.7H 2 O; T3-Zn EDTA; T4-ZnMate; T5-Zinc Fulvate (Agrilibrium); T6-Zinc Gluconate; T7-Zinc Dextrose; T8-Zinc ANNGRO; T9-ZICRON-S The Zn Mate treatment was 6 times greater than the control.

12 Talk to us. It pays. Treatments: Treatments Product Spec g/kgg/l Application rate litre product / ha kg product / ha a.i. g Fe /ha Fe Fulvate Fe Fulvate + CA Organic Fe + 10% K-Fulvate Fe EDTA Organic Fe + 5% K- Fulvate Control00000 Trial Results – Iron Mate on Lettuce Objective - To quantify the foliar absorption of various Fe fertilizers Design - Completely Randomized design with 7 replicates = 42 pots

13 Talk to us. It pays. The Organic Fe + 10% K-Fulvate treatment had a significantly higher Fe level sk kd sf kd fkj fk df kjf kd fk kf LEGEND: T1- Fe Fulvate; T2-Fe Fulvate + Citric Acid; T3 Organic Fe + 10% K-Fulvate; T4 Fe EDTA; T5- Organic Fe + 5% K-Fulvate; T6-Control

14 Talk to us. It pays. Trial Results – Zinc Mate on Cotton Treatments: Products Treatment No. ManufacturerActive ingredient (Zn) Formulation concentratio n Applied Zn Rate Control1N/A Zinc Sulphate2Generic22.7%SP2g/L Biomin Zinc3Zadco20%SP2g/L Activist4Agrichem30%Liquid2g/L Zinc Mate5Omnia15%Liquid2g/L Librel Zn6Ciba14%SP2g/L Smart trace Zinc 7Spraygro10%Liquid2g/L Zinc Chelate Phenolic 8Stoller11%Liquid2g/L Objective - To measure uptake of zinc applied as foliar spray in different formulations Design - Completely Randomized design with 2 replicates = 16 pots

15 Talk to us. It pays. Treatments Zn (ppm) Zn Mate performed second to Zn EDTA treatment LEGEND: T1- Control; T2- Zinc Sulphate; T3 - Biomin Zinc; T4 - Activist; T5- Zinc Mate; T6- Librel Zinc; T7- Smart trace zinc; T8 - Zinc Chelate Phenolic

16 Talk to us. It pays. Trial Results – Zinc Mate on wheat Products Treatmen t No. Manufactur er Active ingredient (Zn) Formulatio n concentrati on Applied Zn Rate Control1N/A Zinc Mate5Omnia15%Liquid2g/L Librel Zn6Ciba14%SP2g/L Objective - To measure uptake of zinc applied as foliar spray in different formulations Design - Completely Randomized design with 5 replicates = 15 pots

17 Talk to us. It pays. Zn Mate performed equally to Zn EDTA treatment Treatments Zn (ppm)

18 Talk to us. It pays. COST BENEFIT ANALYSIS Producta.i (Zn) Product recommended rate ( per ha) Price of product Price per ha ZnSo422.7%5kg$18.60/25kg$3.72 Biomin20%5L$166/10Litre$83 Activist30%3L$80.80/20L$12 Zn Mate15%2L$4/L$8 Librel14%2kg$245/25kg$19.6 Spraygrow10%3L$93.80/20L$14.07 Stoller11%3L$89/20L$13.35 Price of Zn EDTA was more than double of Zn Mate

19 Talk to us. It pays. Literature …(from reputable journals) Postbloom Humic- and Fulvic-based Zinc Sprays Can Improve Apple Zinc Nutrition G.H. NeilsenG.H. Neilsen, E.J. Hogue, D. Neilsen and P. BowenE.J. HogueD. NeilsenP. Bowen HortScience February 2005 vol. 40 no Zinc supplied as a fulvic-based Zn compound was absorbed and retranslocated to unsprayed new growth as effectively as zinc sulphate in apple seedlings of low Zn status grown hydroponically in the greenhouse. Similarly, fulvic- and humic-based compounds were as effective as zinc sulphate at improving short- term growth and Zn uptake into new tissues in Zn-deficient apple seedlings, with the best growth occurring at spray concentrations of Zn at 500 mg·L -1. Under field conditions, Zn concentration of peeled and washed `Jonagold' apples at harvest was increased, without phytotoxicity, by two or four postbloom sprays of fulvic Zn. It is therefore possible to use this material safely as an effective Zn-source after bloom.


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