Metalosate products can be applied to crops with less concern of phytotoxicity. Because the absorption of the amino acid chelates is so efficient, much lower application rates of the mineral can be used to achieve measurable responses. Effective rates of Metalosate products can be used on sensitive crops without such problems as burning of leaves or marking of fruit or flowers.
Other advantages of Metalosate amino acid chelates over competitors include:
1) Easily absorbable due to small molecular size.
2) The ligands are not synthetic or foreign to living systems, but are actually required by them. The amino acid is metabolized by the plant, not sloughed leaving it to leach into the water table like some chelating agents. The plant has a natural affinity for metabolizing the amino acid ligands.
3) Ease of passage of the chelate containing the mineral through the cuticle and cell wall barriers and into the cells of the plants.
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