Succinic acid is released in the form of colorless or white crystals. It is soluble in water in ether, and in alcohol. By its properties, succinic acid is close to citric.
In cooking, she can even replace her. Amber acid is used to make soups, sauces, desserts, cooling drinks, etc. Succinic acid is recommended to use the residents of regions with adverse environmental conditions. It works effectively during the hard work of our body.
Properties of succinic acid for plants
- Due to the wonderful natural utilization of succinic acid in nature, it does not pollute the environment. Therefore (and not only) it is often used for plants.
- She is great plant growth regulator, improves soil absorption, and helps plants cope with various kinds of stress.
- Amber acid normalizes the natural microflora of the soil, the vital activity of microorganisms in it.
- Treatment of plants with acid increases resistance to the adverse effects of the environment.
- Its application with respect to those or other plant parts, respectively, stimulates growth: the treatment of roots - the growth of roots, young shoots - the growth of new shoots.
- Succinic acid is an excellent reanimator for plants.
- It is processed before planting the seeds and cuttings of various plants to improve germination and increase resistance.
Succinic Acid Dosage
- To prepare working solutions suitable for spraying and soaking, 1 g of succinic acid must be dissolved in a small amount of warm water. We make a strong solution of succinic acid. The volume of the solution after that is brought to 1 l with cold water. That is, it turned out a solution of 1 g per 1 liter - a one percent solution.
- Next, to obtain a 0.02% solution of succinic acid, it is necessary to dilute with 200 ml of one-percent cold water to 1 l.
- To obtain a 0.05% solution - 500 ml of a strong solution is brought to a liter with cold water.
Application of succinic acid for plants
Solutions of succinic acid are used for soaking seeds and cuttings of plants before sowing, as well as spraying plants.
Commonly used weak solutions of succinic acid (0.02%). However, some overdose for plants is not dangerous.
- Processing cuttingscarried out with a solution of 0.02% succinic acid. Sections of cuttings are immersed for 2 cm in an aqueous solution of the drug.
- Seed soakingcarried out immediately before sowing for a day or two. After soaking (or germinating) the seeds should be well dried. Can be planted.
- Root soakand tubers. Tubers (potatoes) or the root system of the plant is immersed in an aqueous solution for a while (from two to 5 hours). After that, landing is needed immediately.
- Sprayingbest done early in the morning or late in the evening. Before flowering, the plants are sprayed 1-3 times a week. After flowering, the concentration of the aqueous solution of succinic acid should be several times greater.
Precautions when working with succinic acid
Remember that solutions should be used immediately. They are not recyclable. Storage is allowed for three days.
Solutions of strong concentrations can cause inflammation if they come into contact with the mucous membrane of the eyes. Be sure to wash your eyes with plenty of running water.