Secret Ingredient; Humate

July 14,2013


Secret Ingredient; Wild claims of a cure-all created skepticism. Now science is starting to support benefits of mysterious humic acid.

 

Humic Products in Landscape/Turfgrass

Humic products have been utilized for many years in turf and landscape applications as natural chelators, soil conditioners, and nutrient enhancers. Humic products are typically used in turf management to help retain soil moisture, stabilize nutrients, and to increase nutrient efficiency. Because of their effects on soil microbial activity, some of indirect effects of humic substances are:


  • - Increase soil aeration
  • - Positive impact on soil structure
  • - Improved drainage 

Humic substances are complex long chain carbon materials that interact with nutrients, soil colloids and microbes in soil-plant root zone, called the rhizosphere. They primarily influence micronutrient interactions and soil health, which are essential to plant root development and plant health. The chemically active fractions of humic substances are called Humic and Fulvic acids. http://www.humictrade.org/news.html

 

Here is a great article on Humic Acid. Click HERE


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