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Poor plant nutrition, depleted soils and herbicide stress can have a major impact on crop health and productivity. Derived from yeast extract, LIQUI-PLEX® solutions from Alltech Crop Science use the inherent complexing nature of amino acids to optimize nutrient bioavailability to the plant. Amino acid complexing leaves no synthetic residues in the soil, and foliar application allows for rapid uptake and utilization in response to soil depletion and herbicide stress.

Let’s break it down:

What are amino acids, and why yeast extract?

Amino acids are organic molecules that link together to form proteins. In order to properly develop and grow, plants must synthesize a continuous supply of 22 amino acids.

Unlike most sources, which contain only a handful of these amino acids, Alltech Crop Science uses yeast extracted from Saccharomyces cerevisiae SP.1026, which provides, in a measurable quantity, 18 of the 22 amino acids essential for plant development. Many of these amino acids extracted from yeast can form complexes with trace minerals, which improve nutrient bioavailability.

How do amino acids optimize nutrient bioavailability?

Amino acids act as a natural chelate or complex, binding to the minerals or other molecules they are mixed with and, thus, allowing for increased absorption within the plant. The plant uses the amino acids for plant growth once the nutrients are transported and released. There is no waste — especially compared to synthetic chelating agents — and mineral uptake is optimized by the plant while using minimal energy to access these minerals.

What does this mean for you and your farm?

Your crops are getting the nutrition they need, when they need it.

Alltech Crop Science solutions utilize amino acid complexing to provide a balanced source of uniquely bioavailable essential nutrients, which are easily applied and quickly absorbed, ensuring that plants receive the right nutrients at the right time. Alltech’s natural complexing technology does not compromise the environment or soil, building a foundation for success for years to come.