Necessary Plant EnergyTM
Just how important are organic acids?
In 1966, J.C. Noggle reported a correlation between yield and concentration of
organic acids in plants. Nutrient treatments, which increase organic acids,
also increase yields. Is it possible to
increase yield by adding acids to a plants environment? The answer is a
resounding (yes!) for soil media, soil less media, and hydroponic systems.
Why organic plant acids?
The two most obvious requirements for cell maintenance and growth are a source of
energy and a source of carbon skeletons. For higher plants, both the energy and
carbon skeletons are supplied by the reactions of the tricarboxylic acid cycle.
In any plant tissue, the amount of acid varies with phase of development and
environmental conditions. The limits of variation and the types of acid
accumulated are genetically controlled.
Respiration and Necessary Plant Energy TCA organic acids.
Respiration represents largely the metabolism of TCA organic acids in a series of
biochemical reactions: accumulating mineral ions; oxidation’s of food occurring
in living cells; synthesizing fats, proteins, sugar and other compounds;
maintenance of protoplasmic structure; and cell division. Organic acids that
serve as respiratory intermediates are derived from carbohydrates occupying a
metabolic crossroads between fats, protein and carbohydrates.
Carbon dioxide fixation and Necessary Plant Energy TCA organic acids.
Plant roots secrete carbon dioxide gas, carbonic acids and organic acid into the soil
where carbon dioxide gas is absorbed by the surrounding plant acids. The
combination of gas and acids are than transported to the aerial parts of the
plants, which contributes materially to the total carbon dioxide assimilation
Necessary Plant Energy TCA organic acids
In relationship with photosynthesis and carbon dioxide.
The relationship between acid metabolism, carbon dioxide fixation, and ion uptake
by roots runs parallel with total photosynthetic assimilation. Many plant
tissues can metabolically fix carbon dioxide from the atmosphere in a
non-photosynthetic process involving organic acids. Carbon dioxide fixation in
leaves involve organic acids.
NecessaryPlant Energy organic plant acid Summary.
Plant acids Represent mineral metabolism; nitrogen metabolism; energy to drive
metabolic processes; fat metabolism; carbohydrate metabolism; amino acid
metabolism; carbon dioxide fixation; growth. Necessary plant energy auxiliary
plant acids buffer fertilizer salts, preventing root burn, reducing insoluble
mineral precipitates. Use as an organic buffer of ph or to lower ph. Root
respiration in its various phases represents largely the metabolism of organic
acids. Root carbon dioxide fixation incorporates organic acid. Many plant
tissues accompanying organic acid accumulation, can metabolically fix carbon
dioxide from the atmosphere in non-photosynthetic processes. Every living cell
contains organic plant acids. It is the cells of higher plants that often
contain one or a combination of these acids at high concentration; many plants
accumulate one acid almost to the exclusion of other acids. Chemically, TCA
organic acids (plant tricarboxylic acids) are a highly diverse and important
group in the composition of the plant. Cycle catalytic organic acids, form
enzymic sequences of reactions affecting the metabolism of nitrogenous
compounds and the metabolism of sugars and fats. The relationship between acid
metabolism, carbon dioxide fixation and ion uptake by roots run parallel with
total photosynthetic assimilation.
Necessary Plant Energy TCA organic acids “Energizes plant metabolism and maximizes