What we are doing to the environment is but a mirror reflection of what we are doing to ourselves and to one another
- Mahatma Gandhi
MICROFUD is a unique nutrition formula for plants developed by Ecohealth Products Pvt Ltd. MICROFUD contains vital plant micro-nutrients like Copper, Iron, Zinc, Boron, Molybdenum and Manganese, which are essential for the healthy growth of plants. These micro-nutrients are available in an easily absorbable chelated form.
A chelate is a complex organic molecule that surrounds the nutrient ion. Chelates are used as carriers for micronutrients, to keep them in solution & protect them from reactions that cause the micronutrient to become insoluble& unavailable to the plant.
Chelated micronutrients are widely used in agriculture and are strongly promoted by the fertilizer industry. In fertilizer technology, it refers to inorganic nutrients that are enclosed by an organic molecule. The example below shows how a nutrient such as iron combines with the chemical EDTA to form a chelate.
The EDTA surrounds the inorganic iron and forms weak bonds with it, effectively giving the nutrient an organic coating.
Chelates are useful for micronutrients applied to alkaline soils. Iron, manganese, zinc and copper react with the ions found at high pH to form insoluble substances. As a result, the nutrients are made unavailable to plants. The organic coating in the chelate prevents these reactions from occurring in the soil. The plant roots take up the chelated nutrient and the chelate releases the nutrient within the plant.
Chelated nutrients are also useful for foliar application. Plant leaves have a waxy coating that prevents them from drying. The wax repels water and inorganic substances making it difficult for inorganic nutrients to penetrate into the leaf. However, organic molecules can penetrate the wax.
The organic coating around the chelated nutrient allows it to penetrate through the wax into the leaf. Once in the leaf, the chelate releases the nutrient so that it can be used by the plant.
The bond between the organic chemical and the inorganic nutrient must be strong enough to protect the nutrient, but must be weak enough to release the nutrient once it gets into the plant. Also, the chelating agent must not be harmful to plants.
Not all nutrients can be chelated. Iron, zinc, copper, manganese, calcium and magnesium can be chelated, the other nutrients cannot.
MICROFUD is a highly effective micro-nutrient for plants extracted from organic. Available in liquid form, this is an ideal, cost effective nutritional supplement, which can be administered through fertigation. Unlike inorganic-based micro-nutients, MICROFUD does not degrade the soil in any way and is a suitable supplement for organic cultivation, ensuring higher yield and quality output. It stimulates plant growth, increases yield, helps develop disease resistance and aids in the control of Nematodes.
DOSING : Dilute 2 ML of MICROFUD in a litre of water and use as a foliar spray every 10 days.
MRP : Rs 1500 per litre of concentrate.