What are biostimulants ?
A biostimulant contains substances or micro-organisms whose function when applied to plants is to stimulate the natural processes in plants.
Biostimulants are typically designed to enhance nutrient uptake, nutrient efficiency, tolerance to abiotic stress, and crop quality. Different biostimulants will have different modes of action, depending on the active ingredients involved, but they all have in common that they affect the plant's metabolism is some way.
The difference with fertilisers is that the mode of action of biostimulants is independent of their nutrient content.
Aphasol™ Amino Acids
Glutamic Acid [Glu]
Increasing the shoot system, growth, and early yield.
Increasing tolerance to hard conditions , organising osmosis potential.
Increasing & regulating vital processes within plants and increasing the disease resistance.
Increasing plant tolerance to diseases , activating chlorophyll, and has a role in the hormone balance.
Activating photosynthesis and raising its efficiency as it enhances chlorophyll formation and encourages vegetative growth .
Aspartic Acid [Asp]
Enhancing plant resistance to diseases .
Affecting the velocity of growth and root formation
Increasing tolerance to hard conditions such as heat, frost, drought, and salinity. It has a role in chlorophyll formation and enhancing root formation .
Aphasol™ products contain a total of 19 amino acids, mainly low molecular weight peptides and free amino acids, which are the source of the nutritional and bio-stimulating properties of the product.
Aphasol™ has a unique amino acid profile with high concentrations of some very specific amino acids, key to several important plant metabolic processes.
No chemicals are used in the production process, guaranteeing a maximum amount of amino acids in their natural L-form (L-enantiomer), making them more readily available to the plant.
Our production process
Aphasol™ is an organic biostimulant in liquid form using by-products from the poultry industry, derived from thermal & enzymatic hydrolysis.
First step in the process is the production of a high-quality protein extract via thermal hydrolysis.
In a second step, the dissolved proteins are treated enzymatically to further hydrolyse the high molecular weight fractions to low molecular weight water-soluble peptides and free amino acids. Further filtration, fermentation and blending results eventually in the Aphasol™ hydrolysate.
The intrinsic nature of the hydrolysis processes ensures the Aphasol™ hydrolysate is biological sterile and therefore free from health risks.
- Organic nitrogen (N): min 8% (g/l)
- Amino acids and peptides: min 25% (g/l)
- pH: 7.0 – 8.0
- Density: 1.1 – 1.3 kg/l