Agrichem Agri Max
High analysis liquid starter with added EDTA trace elements to promote early, vigorous growth.
NPKS 17-5-12-2 + Trace Elements
THE IMPORTANCE OF NITROGEN
Nitrogen is the key nutrient that drives growth. Nitrogen forms proteins and amino acids to increase growth and crop yield. It is the essential building block of plant structure and is vital to plant growth. Nitrogen is often lost from the soil through leaching, volatilisation and microbial action. Nitrogen helps in the amino acid metabolism, production of plant hormones, cell growth and enzyme production. These enzymes catalyse various metabolic activities leading to sugar, starch and oil production.
THE IMPORTANCE OF POTASSIUM
Potassium optimises water use efficiency and is the key nutrient to improve crop photosynthesis and sugar production in fruits. Potassium is very important in fruit bearing plants. Potassium regulates the electrolytes and turgidity of plant cells. Potassium occurs in the guard cells of the stomata and is therefore essential in respiration and transpiration. Potassium is required at all growth stages and a lack of potassium cannot be rectified with late applications.
THE IMPORTANCE OF PHOSPHORUS
Phosphorus acts as a structural component of nucleic acids and phospholipids which form plant membranes. It is also important in cell division, photosynthesis, sugar and starch formation, energy transfer and movement of carbohydrates.
THE IMPORTANCE OF TRACE ELEMENTS
AGRI MAX is fortified with EDTA chelated trace elements and humic acids to maximize nutrient uptake through leaves and minimize the precipitation in high pH soils when fertigated. The concentration of micronutrients has been adjusted with the crop requirements for mid to late stages of growth. During the early stages, the crop requires high concentration of zinc, manganese and copper to set the genetic potential. Late applications of high amount of trace elements do not improve the production potential of most field crops and often lead to toxicities. Unlike sulphate-based high trace acidic formulations, EDTA chelates and phosphates in AGRI MAX are 100% available. Thus, low concentration of EDTA traces satisfies the mid to late requirement of crops. Trace elements essentially regulate the metabolism of macronutrients in plants to regulate growth.