AF Zinc

Highly efficient foliar Zinc

AF Zinc is a highly efficient liquid foliar product designed to combat chlorosis and aid the plant in producing chlorophyll. Produced using a unique process of production, via the Flex Fertilizer System ApS, AF Zinc contains a true amide complex that increases the uptake and efficiency of trace elements to the crop.

Available pack sizes
20L, 200L, 600L, 1000L

Total analysis %

Total nitrogen 2
Amide nitrogen 2
Sulphur 12.1
Zinc 10

Looking for Zinc deficiencies

It is hard to tell the difference between Zinc deficiency and other trace element or micro-nutrient deficiencies by just looking at the plant because they all have similar symptoms. The main difference is that chlorosis due to Zinc deficiency begins on the lower leaves, while chlorosis due to a shortage of Iron, Manganese or Molybdenum begins on the upper leaves. The only way to confirm your suspicion of Zinc deficiency is have your soil/plant tissues tested and analysed.

The importance of Zinc

  • Zinc is needed by plants in small amounts, but yet crucial to plant development.
  • Zinc is a key constituent of many enzymes and proteins. It plays an important role in a wide range of processes, such as growth hormone production and internode elongation.
  • Zinc activates enzymes that are responsible for the synthesis of certain proteins. It is used in the formation of chlorophyll and some carbohydrates, conversion of starches to sugars and its presence in plant tissue helps the plant to withstand cold temperatures.
  • Zinc is essential in the formation of auxins, which help with growth regulation and stem elongation.
  • Zinc deficiency causes a type of leaf discolouration called chlorosis, which causes the tissue between the veins to turn yellow while the veins remain green.
  • The mobility of Zinc in plants varies, depending on its availability in the soil or growing media. When Zinc availability is adequate, it is easily translocated from older to younger leaves, while Zinc is deficient, movement of Zinc from older leaves to younger ones is delayed.

Application method

DIRECTIONS FOR USE

IMPORTANT: This information is approved as part of the product label. All instructions within this section must be read carefully in order to obtain safe and successful use of this product.

For best results of nutritional uptake, apply in the evening or early morning. Do not spray when the crop is in stressed conditions such as very hot weather or drought.

Shake the container well before opening and use. Spray equipment should always be clean before adding product.

COMPATIBILITY: Compatible with a wide range of agrochemical products. For details of compatibilities contact your distributor or local AIVA FERTILISER representative. Carry out a jar test before adding to a new mix.

FOLIAR APPLICATIONS

MIXING: Half fill the spray tank with water, begin agitation and add the required quantity of AF ZINC* to the tank. Rinse container thoroughly and then add the rinsing to the sprayer. Once mixed, continue agitation until spraying is complete and spray without delay. It is not advised to leave products in the tank for long periods of time. *Mix into the tank last when used alongside pesticides.

TIMING: Apply as necessary, higher rates may be needed in very severe deficiency.

DOSE RATE: 1-3 L/ha

WATER RATE: 100-200 L/ha

Developed using the Flex Fertilizer System

Aiva Fertiliser uses Flex Fertilizer System technology where the liquid fertiliser contains nutrients in a form that can be taken up by the leaves and utilised by plants highly efficiently. The nutrient content is put into complex compounds using complex chemistry. This formulation results in nutrients being kept available to the plants for a longer period of time and are not lost to leaching or evaporation to the same extent as traditional fertilisers.