Amino Kº ™
Amino KºTM is the end product of the yeast fermentation of molasses.
Molasses has for many years been used as a soil/plant food, with one of its limitations being that too much can result in the relatively high percentage of “sugars” not removed in the process of forming sugar. This creates anaerobic spikes which are known to favour unfavourable pathogens. The yeast fermentation process, however, removes many of these less complex sugars (that is what the yeasts feed on), and in the process concentrates up the nutrient and amino acid profile, with one of the most important characteristics being that the metabolites created by the yeast fermentation are a “fast food” source for soil microbes. This could be likened to well-made compost as well as fish hydrolysate which is derived from the fermentation of fish, a cold process. In comparison, fish emulsion whilst still a good product, does not include the metabolites of fermentation.
Therefore, molasses remains a good soil food (if you can get it), but at low volumes.
Although the yeast fermentation removes the majority of the less complex carbohydrates, its Brix level is still ± 54, which means there remains some of the more complex chain sugars that do not have the limitations that can be associated with molasses. These have shown to be good fungi food.
The major benefit of humates is associated with their high levels of soluble carbon. Soluble carbon is an instant food for many of the soil microbes that contribute to a healthy soil. Organic matter is slowly reduced to soluble carbon over time. Thus, any addition already as soluble carbon is an instant food and therefore stimulus to microbes. Such a stimulus produces more CO2 in the soil which leads to increased photosynthesis once it is captured by the plant leaf (along with water and sunlight) sending metabolites back to the roots as polysaccharide organic acids, which further stimulate the process – the beautiful cycle!
All the nutrients in Amino KºTM are in the ratio taken up by the sugarcane plant, and therefore in balance. One exception is silicic acid (Si), which is exceptionally high in sugarcane.This is in a plant-available form for uptake, unlike SiO2 (silica).
In combination with consortia microbes (lactobacillus, yeasts etc), Amino KºTM facilitates the breakdown of organic matter, returning it to the soil.
Group 2 Fertiliser, Act 36 of 1947
Reg # B5059
Available in 1000L flow bins and tanker loads.
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