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Amino acids and zinc are both essential components for the growth and development of almond trees.

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Amino Acids

Amino acids are naturally occurring organic compounds that are essential to crop quality and yield. Plants use amino acids to make proteins – the main component of living cells. It is important for plants to have adequate levels of amino acids to carry out several physiological processes within almond trees, including photosynthesis, respiration, and cell division. When plant protein levels are too low, plants are more susceptible to disease.

Applying foliar amino acids provides plants with the building blocks it needs for protein synthesis. It helps boost plant growth, particularly in environmental stressful conditions such as salinity or water stress. They also enhance nutrient uptake, improve plant growth, and enhance overall tree health. When amino acids are complexed with zinc, they can form a chelated compound, which can be more easily absorbed by almonds.


Zinc (Zn) is an essential micronutrient that is crucial for the growth and development of almond trees. It plays a key role in several enzymatic processes and is necessary for the synthesis of growth regulators, such as auxins, which promote cell division and elongation. Zn is also required to produce chlorophyll, which is essential for photosynthesis, and helps to regulate carbohydrate metabolism.

Zn is particularly importance during the early stages of almond tree growth, as it is necessary for root development and shoot growth. Deficiencies in Zn can result in stunted growth, reduced yields, and chlorosis, which is the yellowing of leaves due to the lack of chlorophyll. Additionally, Zn is involved in the formation of proteins and carbohydrates, which are crucial for plant growth and development.

Almond trees have a high demand for Zn, and deficiencies can be particularly problematic in high pH soils, where Zn becomes less available to the tree. Therefore, it is essential to provide almond trees with adequate Zn to ensure healthy growth and optimal yields.

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The combination of Zn and amino acids in BRANDT Organiplex 6% Zn can be highly beneficial for almond production. The product is designed to be easily absorbed by the trees and can improve overall health, growth, and yield. Additionally, BRANDT Organiplex 6% Zn is OMRI Listed.

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