A single treatment of OMEX Primer Bio Zn at 2 l/ha on the soil straight after sowing, has improved growth and leaf system development in baby spinach compared to standard farm practice.
2 weeks after sowing, Primer Bio Zn treated baby spinach shows growth of the first two true leaves. In contrast, standard farm practice only has two initial dicotyledonous leaves.
3 weeks after sowing Primer Bio Zn treated baby spinach has begun to establish leaf system. Standard farm practice has just the first two true leaves.
Zinc, contained in OMEX Primer Bio Zn, is a key element in plant metabolism which has many functions including:
- Formation and modulation of various enzymes. This activity is important throughout the life of the plant but is critical at germination and early root and shoot development.
- Protein synthesis. The presence of zinc is very important at times of rapid tissue growth when it is involved directly in the conversion of amino acids into protein. Zinc deficient plants accumulate amino acids and do not produce sufficient protein to develop.
Primer Bio Zn is a high concentration suspension seed treatment containing zinc and a natural biostimulant.
Application to the seed ensures the crop has the best start possible by providing optimum levels of zinc for enzyme and protein production.
The natural biostimulant promotes rapid root development by providing natural auxins and cytokinins in the correct ratio. This dual-action early root and shoot development promotes even germination and allows the crop to rapidly take up water and nutrients. Treated plants are better able to withstand stress and to optimise yield potential.