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Super Strength Humic Acid - 17%
Also available in 55-gal drums, 250-gal totes, 1000 and 4500-gal bulk. E-mail us for details.
Concentrated Organic Matter
Organic matter is one of the most important aspects of soil. It is the main building block of "humus". Humus not only improves soil structure and bio-activity, it also helps hold nutrients and water. Without humus, you don't have soil - you have only dirt.
Modern farming (and landscaping) practices... have tended to reduce the organic matter content of many soils, or affected to such an extent that it becomes inactive "humin" instead of active "humus". Many of the soils, plant and animal health problems in modern agriculture can be traced to the low level of active humus.
Super Strength HUMIC ACID is formulated to supplement the humic acid that your organic matter should release. It acts as a growth stimulant, a catalyst, chelating agent, and a buffer against harsh materials put on the soil or harsh conditions in the soil affecting plants. Our Super Strength HUMIC ACID is unique in that it contains seaweed and molasses for added plant health, vitality and pest resistance. Our Humic Acid tests out at (minimally) 17% strength, instead of the conventional 12% strength found in most other products. This means it is 40% stronger.
Just as nature uses humic acid, Super Strength HUMIC ACID unlocks and chelates major and minor nutrients, including calcium for plant uptake. It buffers high and low pH's to allow nutrient uptake in less than optimum conditions. Super Strength HUMIC ACID contains a wide variety of major and trace minerals, 21 amino acids and has a pH of 7.0 minimum. Super Strength HUMIC ACID is high quality source of carbon, extracted from dry humates.
Recommended Application Rates
- SOIL / FARM: Apply 1-2 gals. HUMIC ACID with sufficient water to cover per 1 acre. Broadcast directly onto soil at pre- planting. For best results incorporate into the top 1-2 inches. It is not necessary to use more than 1 gallon per acre twice a year Spring and Fall application.
- TURF GRASS / GARDENS SOIL: Apply 1 quart per 5000 sf. (Commercial Turf application at 2% solution mix.) Apply directly after a dry fertilizer application.
- GARDENS/ POTTED PLANTS / TREES / SHRUBS: Mix 2-3 oz to each gallon of water. Apply solution around root zone of existing plants: Water in just enough to soak the root zone (up to 4 inches for most.) Apply as often as every two weeks.
- ROW CROPS / FOLIAR SPRAY: Mix 1-2 quart. HUMIC ACID with sufficient water to cover, per acre. Mist tops and bottoms of leaves. Moisten only to the point of run-off. (USE MINIMUM OF 5 GALLONS OF WATER.)
- TREE CROPS: Mix 2-4 qts. HUMIC ACID with sufficient water to cover, per acre. Mist tops and bottoms of leaves. Moisten only to the point of run-off. (USE MINIMUM OF 50 GALLONS OF WATER.) *Repeat in a regular foliar feed program.
- GREENHOUSE: Using a 1% mix ratio (IE 2 qt. for 50 gallon) water over plants until it soaked into the ground. (1-2 inches) For hydroponics: Use at 250 ppm.
- HOUSEPLANTS: Apply 2 tablespoons per gallon of water. Water as normal around base of plant.
- OUR SUPER STRENGTH HUMIC ACID IS NOT A FERTILIZER. It enhances soil particles, to help root growth. Use at planting stage to help start root growth and through out the growing season.
"I just had to email you and tell you how well my lawn and trees are doing after I have put all your ingredients on them for a month or two now. I think adding the Humic acid (recommended because of my high sodium/salt levels here in Texas) just really really helped. My St Augustine is so green now it would hurt your eyes to look at it. WOW! "|
- K. Hobbs
Benefits of adding Humic Acid to the soil
- Increases the CEC (nutrient holding capacity) of the soil.
- Increases the water holding capacity or retention ability of the soil.
- Improves fertilizer utilization, by preventing fertilizers from leaching out from the root zone.
- Improves the growth of various groups of beneficial micro-organisms.
- Helps reduce soil erosion by increasing cohesive forces of very fine soil particles.
- Buffers pH problems, allowing plants to survive until the pH can be corrected.
- Increases and enlarges root systems and promotes plant cell division.
- Changes the physical and mechanical properties of the soil in structure, color, and consistency.
- Increases the permeability of plant membranes, promotes more efficient nutrient uptake.
- Aids in correcting plant chlorosis.
- Increases the germination capacity of seed
- Helps plants grow better in high salt situations.
- Helps intensify the Enzyme systems increasing the metabolic changes inside the plant's cells.
- Releases various types of auxins responsible for plant growth.
- As an organic catalyst it helps speed up the rate of chemical reactions within the plant.
Humus has been referred to as "the most important source of human wealth on this planet". Humus is dark colored, mostly decomposed organic matter that remains after plant or animal residues have bio-degraded or composted. It can occur naturally or it can be created intentionally with good gardening/agricultural practices. Aside from helping improve soil structure, Humus is a virtual storehouse for both micronutrients (trace elements) and essential macronutrients - nitrogen, phosphate, and potassium. Humus is loaded with beneficial biolife as well.
The importance of humus is not a recent discovery. Soil fertilization in early agricultural practices was based on the recycling of organic -vegetable, animal and human- waste. It can be said that the organic matter content of a soil generally determines both the quality and fertility of that soil. Since all organic matter eventually bio-degrades to Carbon, the amount of available Carbon is another way to measure the quality of a soil. Carbon can be added to soils directly. In fact, it has been recently determined that the super rich, humus-laden soils of the Amazon Basin know as Terra Preta (dark soil) are actually man-made soils containing carbon-rich charcoal along with animal manures, fish residues as well as pottery shards.
We can now accurately measure and identify the different humus components in soils. The most important and bio-chemically active part of humus are substances called Humic Acids. Humic Acids are essentially a bioactive, liquid form of Carbon.
17% Strength (minimum) Humic Acid
Our Humic Acids are the strongest products available, often testing at 19% strength or greater. They contains high levels (approximately 75%) of Fulvic Acids, one of the more desirable types of humic acids. Proprietary manufacturing processes gives us a product that is about 1½ times stronger than other 12% Humic Acid products on the market. Our Humic Acid is derived from Leonardite ore, mined in the North Central United States, Leonardite is prehistoric plant matter that has been completely decomposed into a bio-active carbon and compressed into a coal-like solid. Our Humic Acids are acceptable by the OCIA standards as "organic".
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