Natural Sequestration and Phosphorus Locking

The Hibrix chelator increases the efficiency of existing fertilisers by reducing nutrient loss into the soil profile.

The Hibrix chelator combines with the fertiliser molecule and prevents it from breaking down or combining with other elements in the soil and becoming locked up. This stablising of available nutrients means the farmers fertiliser stays available in the soil for longer.

The cation exchange capacity refers to a soils ability to hold onto nutrients.  Nutrients with a weak charge are less able to compete with Aluminium etc which have a strong charge.  The Hibrix chelator increases the charge of the nutrient molecule making it more competitive for sites on the cation exchange. This reduces the likelihood of nutrients being washed with heavy rain.

Stabilised fertiliser means the farmer can reduce the total amount of fertiliser applied each year. Hibrix’s use independent agronomists to verify results. Refer to our replicated trial reports for detailed trial results.

 

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Hibrix increases the number of fine root hairs. This increases the plants ability to utilize locked-up P, K and micronutrients.

The root systems of plants are only able to source nutrients from an area within 1mm of it’s surface. Any nutrient outside this 1mm area is un-obtainable.

Root hairs are fine hairs that develop over the life cycle of the plant. They have a large surface area for taking up water and minerals through osmosis. Malic acid is secreted from the root hair cell to solubilize the minerals into an ionic form for easier ion uptake into the plant.  Boosting this process can help offset phosphorus locking in soils.

Hibrix increases the fine root hairs which control the plants ability to seek out, dissolve and absorb nutrients.  Once a nutrient molecule is found the Hibrix chelator shuttles it through the plant skin barrier.

Malic acid is also important for the uptake of potassium cations into the guard cells.

Guard cells are located on the surface of stems and leaves. They control gas exchange between the plant and atmosphere. It is the guard cells that allow carbon dioxide to enter the plant for photosynthesis and expel oxygen as a waste product.

Guard cells respond to environmental stimuli such as light, CO2, temperature and drought. How quickly a guard cell responds to drought determines how much water the plant will lose.

Under ideal growing conditions this will not have a great effect on yield. However if you have an extended dry patch, excessive high or low temperatures or frost; Hibrix treated crops will out perform other crops significantly.