Amino Acids Glutamic Acid *

Besides being a precursor for the synthesis of all the essential amino acids, Glutamic Acid helps stimulate chlorophyll synthesis, regulates stomatal opening and increases pollen fertility.

The fact that the amino acids in ED&F Man products are completely of plant origin enables unrestricted application on all edible portions of the crops.

*Naturally occurring in the raw materials we use

Humic & Fulvic Acids

These facilitate cell division and extension in both shoots and roots, thus stimulating growth and development. They play a role in regulating plant growth through an auxin-like action.

Humic and Fulvic acid help neutralize the toxic molecules present in the soil and reduce leaching of nutrients. They boost the activity of the soil’s beneficial bacterial flora. The humic and fulvic acids in ED&F Man products are obtained through biological fermentation and not from chemical extraction.

Glycine Betaine *

Glycine Betaine belongs to the family of osmotic regulators, produced by plants when exposed to thermal, hydric and salt stress.

This particular feature makes Glycine Betaine essential in the critical phases of crop development: Germination, Setting, Enlargement and Ripening.

The Glycine Betaine contained in ED&F Man products is naturally occurring and found exclusively from sugar beets, without the use of any chemical additives.

*Naturally occurring in the raw materials we use


Mainly composed of sucrose with simple carboxylic chains, they are easily absorbed by the plants. They help to transport other elements to the plant tissues and, at the same time, provide energy to the crops.

In the soil, they boost the development of useful microorganisms, thus contributing to plant health. The sugars contained in ED&F Man products are extracted from vegetable tissues (sugar beet and sugar cane).

Seaweed Extract

ED&F Man offers a high performance liquid crop treatment containing the active sea weed extract Ascophyllum nodosum. Nutrient rich with a high level of non–nitrogenous organic matter delivering a broad spectrum of over 60 different minerals, vitamins, trace elements and plant hormones. Alginate and polysaccharides in Blue Label reduces surface tension of solutions, acting as a natural wetting and chelating agent which increases both contact area, time and nutrient use efficiency. As a natural biological agent adding organic matter to soils, soil microbial activity is enhanced, instigating a virtuous cycle of the soil food web improving volume and availability of nutrients through microbial binding. Seaweed extract helps the crop deal more effectively with biological and chemical stress while also improving plant defences by the regulation of molecular, physiological, and biochemical processes