AminoA+ Spring Technical Briefing 2017
AminoA+ is a unique 100% Active ingredient Biostimulant formulation which contains every essential amino acid in the L form (the only form that plants can assimilate). It can therefore stimulate plant growth and development especially in sub optimal growing conditions by providing the plant with the amino acids which it otherwise has to manufacture to stimulate cell division and growth. It also contains a highly concentrated nutrient pack to support the growth stimulated.
In the UK and Ireland, crops are generally well established but the current weather conditions are leading to abiotic stress at a time that the plants are about start rapid growth. An application of AminoA+ now in the first pass through the crop will help plants grow away quickly and make best use of the nutrients available.
The current priorities for applications should be Winter Barley, to ensure tiller survival, Second Wheats, crops that have impaired rooting and min-zero till crops that are showing signs of stress. In general, we recommend using a 1.5 kg/ha dose rate. Apply with your next fungicide pass but, in general, the earlier the better as applications after GS29 will not have any influence on ear development. It will also help protect the crop from the effects of a late frost.
Another strategy which some growers are adopting is to use a small amount of product 0.5 kg./ha in every tank mix and reduce other inputs to make this cost neutral. As AminoA+ is highly concentrated, even this dose still delivers more active ingredient than 4-5 litres of typical biostimulant products.
In the event of a damaging frost event a 2.5 kg/ha application of AminoA+ as soon as possible after it occurs can help remediate the damage.
In independent trials a programme of AminoA+ treatments resulted yield increases from 6-18.8% Winter Wheat.
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Our recommendation is to include 1.5 kg/ha AminoA+ with the next pass through the crop which will stimulate bud formation and also afford some level of frost protection. Prioritize any crops that are exhibiting signs of root impairment from waterlogging, club root etc. In the event of a damaging frost event a 2.5 kg/ha application of AminoA+ as soon as possible after it occurs can help remediate the damage.
In independent trials a programme of AminoA+ treatments resulted in yield increases from 250kg to over 1 tonne ha.
All overwintered crops will benefit from an application of AminoA+ as soon as possible to stimulate early growth. Please contact us for crop specific recommendations.
Ideally applications of AminoA+ should be made to a dry leaf but if applied to a wet crop or if there is rainfall shortly after application it will be taken up through the root.
AminoA+ may be applied by as a foliar application by crop sprayer or applied by root fertigation (use concentrations of 1- 3.5 grms per litre in fertigation systems).
AminoA+is totally water soluble but should always be applied through an induction hopper, premixed or washed through a screen never add directly into the spray tank.
Always add to the tank mix last, ideally when the tank is about 80% full to limit foaming. If excessive foaming occurs, it may be necessary to use an anti-foaming agent.
Please note that physical compatibilities may not be approved tank-mixes. The tests do not check for any adverse crop phytotoxicity or for the biological efficacy of the individual components when applied in a tank-mix.
AminoA Ltd gives no warranty and accepts no liability in respect of physical compatibilities; therefore, use is at grower’s own risk.
For any tank-mix it is important that the appropriate manufacturer’s recommendations should be consulted and followed, and care taken to ensure that applications are made within the recommendations for each product.
All mixes should be sprayed immediately and agitated throughout until the spray tank is empty.
The user should ensure that all products to be tank-mixed with AminoA+ are approved for use on the crops which are to be sprayed. Always check individual product labels for any possible restrictions before making a tank-mix recommendation.
AminoA+ is packed in 15kg. bags and orders will be couriered out onto farm on the next working day provided orders are received before 1 pm.
For technical advice UK and Ireland call Richard Phillips 07837724860.
For orders email firstname.lastname@example.org