Foliar-Pak Manganese AminoPrecise
Foliar-Pak Manganese with AminoPrecise is a newly formulated fertilizer that increases manganese content in plants by offering the following advantages:
- Protected by a 2:1 ratio of amino acids to manganese, the manganese is fully chelated by amino acids.
- Complete chelation of the manganese ion maximizes the solubility of the complex, and the protection given to manganese, which increases foliar entry into the plants, while also ensuring a more efficient movement through the vascular system.
- The amino acids used help the plant build better energy through increased photosynthesis, nitrogen fixation, and anti-stress molecule production. In addition to this, in warm-season plants, the amino acids aid in carbon fixation.
Acting in concert with amino acids, manganese is a component of a few different enzymes—one of which helps protect mitochondria from tissue-damaging oxygen-radicals. There is also a manganese-protein complex found in the thylakoid membranes that assist in the splitting of water molecules. Aside from these, manganese is mostly used as an activator of enzymes such as dehydrogenases, transferases, hydroxylases, and decarboxylases. Many of these enzymes are involved in carbon and nitrogen metabolism, and also play a role in secondary metabolite production such as phenolics, cyanogenic glycosides, and lignin plant defense compounds—which are all important for plant defense systems.