Nitrozyme is a plant extract derived from sea weed. It is registered for application as a foliar spray and irrigation on Wheat, Barley, Canola, Potatoes and all Cereal Grains, Canola, Fruit, and Vegetables in the United States by the Environmental Protection Agency.
How does Nitrozyme work ?
Plants progress through a cycle of growth stages. Using the example of wheat, the plant starts out as a seed, germinates, goes through the seedling stage, through the three, five and seven leaf stages, and finally forming a head and producing new seed.
When a plant is under stress at any given stage of growth, reduced levels of cytokinin growth hormones are produced. If this reduction occurs at certain key stages of growth such as the tillering stage, yields can be affected.
By making Nitrozyme available to the plant at these stages, you can influence the crops final yield.
Timing of the application is essential
If you apply a hormone to a plant, the result will be stimulated growth of the type which the plant is currently undergoing. If the plant is forming roots, more root growth can occur. If tillering is underway, more tillers will be formed. If stem growth is in progress, that is what will occur. If flowering is in progress more flowering will occur.
Why use Nitrozyme?
Crops under normal growing conditions achieve only 30-40% of their genetic potential. Growing conditions such as low or high moisture levels, hot or cold temperature variations, soil imbalance and nutritional deficiencies contribute to plant stress and result in underperformance of the crop.
Nitrozyme has been proven to effectively relieve stress, provide a more vigorous and healthy plant, which increases yields and profits
What about Nitrozyme as a seed treatment?
Nitrozyme is very effective as a seed treatment. Many gardeners and researchers have been experimenting with growth, plus as a seed treatment because it contains certain hormones which can help promote early seedling vigor, and up to 40% increase in root mass. More root mass leads to a healthier and a more vigorous plant.