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Why do plants need amino acids

December 13, 2022

Why do plants need amino acids?

The growth and development of plants are inseparable from fertilizers containing nutrients such as nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium. Besides, plants also need other supplements that can help enhance their quality and health of plants. The research found that the application of amino acids in the soil can significantly improve soil quality and make plant leaves dark green.

All plants rely on proteins as they are the basic constituents of all living cells. Amino acids are the basic building blocks of proteins and fulfill multiple functions in the plant—structural, metabolic, and transport. Our Amino acid series products are manufactured either by hydrolysis or enzymatic treatment of animal or plant protein feedstock. Amino acid fertilizers are readily absorbed, transported, and utilized as a source of nitrogen and carbon for plants. This saves the energy expended by the plant to reduce organic matter, synthetic nitrates, and ammonia into amino acids. Some amino acids are efficient metal ion chelators which can help with metal ion nutrient uptake and help protect plants from toxic levels of metal ions.

Amino acids also function as biostimulants for plants. As a biostimulant, amino acids can play important roles in enhancing plant productivity, especially under abiotic and biotic stress conditions.

Why do plants need amino acids

Our amino acid products contain rich amino acids, which can play roles as a biostimulant for plants. For example, L-Proline can reduce the effect and speed up the recovery time from abiotic stress by strengthening the cell wall. L-Glycine and L-Glutamic Acid are key components of chlorophyll production. L-Glycine and L-Glutamic can chelate metal ion nutrients and facilitate plant uptake and movement into cells. L-Tryptophan is a precursor in auxin synthesis which is used for root growth and development. L-Methionine is a precursor to ethylene which stimulates ripening. L-Arginine is a precursor to cytokinin production involved in cell growth, axillary bud growth, and leaf senescence. Pollination and fruit formation requires high levels of various amino acids. L-Histidine helps with ripening; L-Proline increases pollen fertility; L-Lysine, L-Methionine, and L-Glutamic Acid increase germination; L-Alanine, L-Valine, and L-Leucine improve fruit/grain quality. These functions combined with the ability to be approved for organic use makes sustainably produced amino acids a smart choice for growers.

In field applications, our Malaysian customer grows Aloe vera for a long time by the traditional method, and they usually can be harvested one time per month, and according to his plant nutrient status and soil condition, we guide him to use our amino acid products for drip irrigation. After two weeks, they found that Aloe vera has a new growth rate, and they can harvest 2-3 times per month. Amino acid significantly increased yields of Aloe vera, which increase his income.

Therefore, KHUMIC AMINO MAX Amino acid is a very important nutrient that is essential for the better growth of plants in your farm or garden.

We Khumic Co., believe "More Organic, More Healthy", organic fertilizers will revolutionize agriculture and improve efficiency. More importantly, increase your income. Any interest or technical questions please contact our sales manager - Circle freely, the contact information is email:, WhatsApp/Wechat: +86 19103842371.