Chelation is a natural process where metals bond with an organic compound. When plant cells absorb nutriens there will immediately be formed chelates with organic acids such as citric acid, malonic acid, humic acid, and amino acids. Chelation prevents nutrients from interacting with each other, and from interacting with other bonds in soil. Chelating agents play a very important role in biological systems. Chelation helps in preventing loss of nutrients in soil by forming bonds with metal nutrients instead of other unnecessary ions, they also function as critical trace metal carriers (and also sequestering agents) allowing nutrients to move freely inside plants. In our product AMP, we simply take advantage of this natural process.

What is chelated fertilizer?

A chelated fertilizer means that one or more nutrient elements are held together by complex and stable organic molecules called chelating agents. Both synthetic and natural organic compounds can form metal-organic complexes, several of which are biologically active, amino acid is one of the biologically organic chelating agents, while common chelates used in agriculture are all

Why is chelated fertilizer better?

  • Increase nutrient availability
    • Nutrients are in organic form ready for plant absorption. The organic coating around the chelated nutrients allows it to penetrate through the wax into the leaf. Once in the leaf, the chelate releases the nutrients by forming metal-organic complexes.
    • Chelation prevents nutrients from reacting with ions (usually in high pH soil) to form insoluble substances. The nutrients are enclosed in organic molecules which protects the plant from precipitation.
  • Increase nutrient mobility
    • Chelation increases the mobility of nutrients in soil. It helps large amounts of metal to remain in a mobile form and facilitates movement of the metals to the roots.
  • Chelated fertilizer is water soluble
  • Prevents leaching
    • Metal ions forming chelates are more stable than free ions.
  • Suppress the growth of plant pathogens
    • E.g. some chelating agents may suppress the growth of plant pathogens by depriving iron and hence favor plant growth.
  • Synthetic chelates as a pollutant
    • EDTA has emerged as a persistent organic pollutant. It is resistant to environmental degradation. It is capable of long range transport and bio-accumulate in human and animal tissue, raising concerns for human health and the environment.

What is Amino Acid Chelated fertilizer?

  • By complicated production in factory,
  • Synthetic chelated fertilizer has been in the market for a long time, such as EDTA- chelates and Humic-chelates, while amino acid chelated fertilizer is a newly developed chelated fertilizer which few countries has developed, because of its technologically complex production.
  • Amino Acid chelated fertilizer is a product which uses amino acid as chelator, forming stable and highly absorbable and penetrative fertilizer.

Why Amino Acid chelated fertilizer is a better compared to other fertilizer alternatives.

(Detailed explanation in the section "Why is chelated fertilizer better")

  • It is complex and highly stable. By preventing metal nutrias from bonding with ions or with each other, it reduces the loss of nutrients.
  • It prevents metal nutrients from bonding with ions which then become insoluble. This makes it more effectively absorbed by plants.
  • It is a metal-organic complex which helps metal nutrients penetrates more effectively into plants, because it increases the mobility of the metal ions.
  • It can reduce the negative effects of acidic and alkaline conditions on the metal nutrients (because it forms stable complexes).
  • It is composed of organic compounds instead of synthetic compounds (such as EDTA, or EDDHA…etc). Amino Acid is a more penetrative chelator for metal nutrients in plant.
  • We processed our AMP to become biologically active. Biologically active amino acid chelated fertilizer can stimulate the chemical and enzymatic reactions in plants, and those reactions are naturally stimulated, instead of adding hormones or synthetic stimulants.