Plants can absorb several forms of nitrogen, of which the plant uses the least amount of energy in the uptake of amino acids: the plant doesn’t have to produce these amino acids itself from nitrate or ammonium. This can also help the plant in stress conditions, because the production of amino acids slows down in high stress situations. Plants need carbon to grow, which can be supplied by the amino acids, instead of taking it from the organic matter in the soil. The amino acids also feed the bacteria in the soil, which is important for good soil quality. Bacteria convert the amino acids into ammonium and nitrate, so that all the necessary nitrogen forms are present for the plant. An important advantage of fertilizing with Biota Nitro is that amino acids do not wash out easily: they remain present in the soil to be absorbed when necessary.
Biota Nitro is the new name for Biota N15.