Humic acids are naturally found in manure, peat, lignite coal, and leonardite; a highly oxidized form of organic matter and the source for most humic acid products. Humic acids work great as a food source for beneficial microorganisms. If you are having disease problems or wish to increase the fungal component in your soil we highly recommend adding our granular humic acid.
Humic acids have been shown to increase seed germination rates, aid in breaking up clay and compacted soils, support the transfer of micro nutrients between soil and plant, and improve water retention within soils.
Treating soils with granular humic acid can promote large population of beneficial microorganisms. Diverse and active soil ecosystems are essential to the process of unlocking elemental and nutrient compounds in soils and organic matter making this humic acid product an excellent choice for amending soils.
Application rate for Granular Humic Acid:
This granular humic acid can be dry broadcast for turf or used when planting or amending soils.
- 1/4 - 1/2 cup per sq. ft.
- 1 - 2 lbs. per 100 sq. ft.
- Transplants: 1 - 2 tbsp per planting site
- Containers: 1 - 2 tsp per gallon of soil
- Planting Trees / Shrubs: 1/4 - 1/2 cup mixed with the back-fill soil
Granular Humic Acid Benefits:
-Humic and fulvic acids increase nutrient efficiency and uptake
-Promotes aeration and water penetration in soil
-Improve soil tilth
-Enhances the rate of photosynthesis in plants
-Increases cellular activities
-Stimulates beneficial microorganisms
-Aids in the conversion of raw organic matter and fertilizers into available forms for faster plant uptake
-In the root zone it reduces the uptake of sodium, aluminum and other metals that negatively effect plants
-Will also buffer the soil with organic bio polymers, thus preventing tie up of nutrients and trace elements (through chelation and complexion).
Humic and fulvic acids have been recognized to stimulate microbial activity within the soil thus increasing available nutrients and minerals while reducing water use.
Fantastic when used for compost tea activation.