Science

Since 2008, there have been over 280 N-Boost® pasture and crop trials conducted by over 40 independent universities and organisations worldwide.

How does N-Boost® work?

Mode of action studies at Lincoln University have found that N-Boost® stimulates key cell components. This action coincides perfectly with liquid urea application on pasture. Two key cell components stimulated are:

Chloroplasts - these are a major area for cell energy storage (as starch) and can be stimulated to release this starch energy in order to promote growth.

Mitochondria - these break down the sugars that the cell receives to create a readily available form of energy for the cell and increase energy production.

The microorganisms utilised in N-Boost® are recognised by the EPA (Environmental Protection Authority) and are on the Generally Recognised as Safe list of ACVM.

N-Boost® was commercialied in New Zealand in 2008 following a number of years of development. Lincoln University led the research into how N-Boost® works. Additional research to understand how N-Boost® works was undertaken by the University of Canterbury, AgResearch and the National Research Council, Canada.

Active ingredients include:

Adenine compounds - these have the same base unit as cytokinin (a plant hormone). They are responsible for some of the positive cytokinin-like effects that have been established with N-Boost® but show a more balanced growth response than pure cytokinin.

Amino Acids - A variety of growth stimulating amino acids are present in N-Boost®. Chains of amino acids (oligopeptides) can increase nutrient uptake and increase the movement of nutrients (especially nitrogen) within plants.

Donaghys N-Boost® is the original scientifically proven and trusted Donaghys LessN® with the same ingredients and method of application.