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Role of Betaine in Agriculture

We are familiar with Betaine’s role in food, but can you imagine that it also contributes significantly to agriculture?In today’s article, let’s take a look at the role Betaine plays in agriculture and what uses it actually has.

What does betaine do?

Betaine is a commonly used agricultural additive that is primarily used to improve soil and promote plant growth. Its main functions include:

Firstly, betaine can be used as a feed additive. It functions as an osmotic pressure regulator and is a natural and efficient methyl donor, which can partially replace methionine and choline chloride, thus reducing feed costs and improving the nutritional value of feed.



Secondly, betaine has applications in plant protection. It can be used as part of pesticide formulations to positively affect plant growth and development.

(BUT the specific mechanism of action and effects of betaine in pesticide formulations may vary from case to case and need to be evaluated based on factors such as the specific plant species, the growing environment, and the type of pest or disease.)

All these properties give Betaine a wide range of application prospects in the agricultural field, which can improve the yield and quality of agricultural products by increasing the resistance of plants and animals and improving the growing environment.

Finally, Improvement of soil structure: Betaine has the ability to bind clay particles, which improves the structure of the soil and increases its water retention, aeration and fertility. It reduces soil compactness, increases soil porosity, and improves soil drainage and aeration.



where is it from?

Betaine is widely found in plants and animals. Among plants, goji berries and legumes contain betaine. Molasses from sugar beets is the main source of betaine,among animals, mollusks such as octopus, cuttlefish and shrimp contain betaine.

Cuttlefish and shrimp

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