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Balchem Plant Nutrition (formerly Albion Plant Nutrition) is a pioneer in the research and development of mineral chelation. Balchem Plant Nutrition is the premier source of uniquely formulated amino acid chelated minerals that are marketed under the trade name Metalosate®.
Metalosate products are the result of necessary elemental minerals bound to organic molecules in a chelated form. The molecule holds the mineral like a claw, surrounding and protecting it from adverse interactions. Balchem Plant Nutrition produces mineral nutrients chelated with amino acids which makes them unique. Since amino acids are the basic building blocks of protein found in all living organisms, the chelation of minerals with amino acids provides a tremendous advantage in the efficiency of absorption and translocation of minerals within plants.
The Advantages of Metalosate Products
The advantage of using natural chelated forms of minerals is that the amino acid ligands surround and protect the minerals from adverse interactions. These interactions can take place in a solution, in the soil or on the surface of the leaf. They often render non-chelated minerals unavailable to the plant. Because Balchem uses amino acids to chelate the minerals, they are rapidly absorbed, translocated and metabolized by plants.
Metalosate Liquid Foliars
Metalosate Liquid Foliars are designed for foliar application on plants to prevent or correct nutrient deficiencies that may limit crop growth and yields. Metalosate Liquid Foliars are water-soluble and non-toxic to plants when applied as directed. Balchem’s unique manufacturing process and formulations ensure your plants will get the most readily absorbable and highest quality nutrition available. The application of the Metalosate products based on our Plant Tissue Analysis T.E.A.M.® approach to plant analysis allows crops to better reach optimal production levels.
Metalosate Organic Soluble Powders
Balchem Plant Nutrition has a range of Metalosate Organic soluble powder products which meet the rigorous standards of the organic agriculture programs of the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) and other regions across the globe, via third party certification. The products are designed for foliar application on plants to prevent or correct nutrient deficiencies that may limit crop growth and yields. Balchem’s Metalosate Organic products are delivered in spray-dried powder form that allows compliance with the organic certification rules.
Metalosate Product Information
Over the years, Balchem Plant Nutrition has collaborated and completed hundreds of plant nutrition research studies. The library of research papers is located on our Resources page.