Forced Chelation

The word “Chelate” come from the Greek word “Chele” meaning claw. Early scientist believed the chelate surrounded the metal ion like a lobster claw.

Chelated nutrients are more easily absorbed than non-chealted nutrients.

Metal ions are vital in crop production. Deficiencies result in retarded growth, low quality produce and visible yellowing of leaves. The Hibrix chelator protects and delivers soluble metal ions without any of the disadvantages associated with other commercially available chelators.

  • It wont compete with the plant for the mineral.
  • During storage it will not settle as sludge.
  • Concentrations of soil Calcium or magnesium won’t inhibit nutrient uptake.
  • The molecule size is small enough to pass through sensitive spray equipment.
  • It is biodegradable and therefore supportive of soil microbial life.

The major limitation with synthetic and natural chelating agents has been a poor chelation efficiency i.e. a large amount of chelating agent are required to chelate a low percentage of metal ions.

Hibrix have overcome this by preventing the chelating agent from entering the plant.  When the chelated molecule comes in contact with a root system the Hibrix chelator is immediately repelled as it pulses the nutrient load through the plant skin barrier. Once repelled it is free to seek out another metal ion to protect and deliver.   This shuttling back and forth of minerals is unique to Hibrix.

Soluble trace metals in aqueous systems exist as positively charged ions. Hibrix combines with the metal ions protecting them from the surrounding negatively charged OH ions and undesirable metal-catalyzed reactions.

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