Known Constituents

Research continues in our efforts to fully understand the activity of the various components found in seaweed extracts.

However, we have identified the specific role of amino acids called betaines in a number of bio-stimulant processes. These betaines are very stable and abundant within our extract. Betaines present in Maxicrop include Glyceine betaines (GB), Gamma aminobutyric acid betaine (GABAB), Delta aminovaleric acid betaine (DAVAB) and small amounts of Laminine Fucus spp.

The role of cytokinins within seaweed extracts is less well appreciated. These products are easily destroyed by all manufacturing processes and unlikely to be available at concentrations likely to produce significant plant growth effects, whether the extract has been cold-processed or hydrolysed.