The Fish Amino Acid (FAA) is a liquid made from fish. FAA is of great value to both plants and microorganisms in their growth, because it contains and abundant amount of nutrients and various types of amino acids (will constitute a source of nitrogen (N) for plants). It is absorbed directly by the crops and it also stimulates the activity of microorganisms.
Like animals, plants also need amino acids. They cannot be synthesized or may not be synthesized in sufficient quantities in plants. This is also the case with amines and organic ring compounds like indole and pyrrol compounds etc., which are very vital for vegetative growth, flowering and productivity. These compounds, which are required in very small quantities, often become a limiting factor for the growth and the productivity of important crops. These compounds produced out of enzyme activity and fermentation from fish and meat waste can be given as a foliar spray.
How to Use FAA in the Garden
- Dilute Fish Amino acid with water before use in the garden. Add 5ml to 1000ml of water in spraying can and spray on the leaves, wet soil and flowers.
- FAA is rich with nitrogen and encourages plant growth during their vegetative state. It may be applied to both soil and foliage.
- FAA may also be used as a foliar spray to repel insects such as worm moths and mites. Apply diluted FAA with a spray bottle to both sides of the plant leaf.