What are Humic Acid?
The benefits of Soil Organic Matter
to plant growth has been recognised for centuries as being the major
contributor of plant nutrients. Soil Organic Matter is very rich in
many elements, including significant quantities of humic acids.
Humic acids can be concentrated by
their extraction from decomposed organic matter for use in all
agricultural crops through fertigation and foliar sprays. Humic and
Fulvic acids (humates and fulvates) are associated with significant
improvement in plant shoot and root growth.
BioHumates Australia has access to a unique high
quality Australian Peat-based source of Humates with the following
- Testing has confirmed that
all sugars are below detection limits, indicating that full
decomposition has taken place. This is a highly developed
- High Cation and Anion
Exchange Capacity to help maximize plant uptake and minimize
- Increases microbiological
activity and encourages soil micro-organisms, increases soil
water holding capacity, nutrient translocation, plant
membrane permeability to nutrients; root respiration and
- Improves soil aeration,
friability (crumbliness) of soil; acts as an organic
catalyst and stimulates plant enzymes.
- Retains water soluble
fertilizers in soil, is rich in organic and mineral
substances, improves soil pH buffering capacity, increases
soil cation exchange capacity and improves phosphate
availability. Very effective in sandy or saline-sodic soils.
- Increases crop yields per
- Potential to reduce the
amount of fertilizer used
- Potential to reduce water
usage and increase drought resistance
The BioHumates Difference
Not all Potassium Humates are alike. Good Potassium Humate products
Significant levels of fulvic acids. The smaller
the molecules of fulvic acid, the more effective they are.
BioHumates Potassium Humate
has high levels of low molecular weight Fulvic Acids.
High Acid Group and Carboxyl group content.
BioHumates Potassium Humates
have high Acid Group content (0.87mmol/ml) and Carboxyl groups
(15.9% of total Carbon).
High TKN that indicates the amount of available
BioHumates shows high TKN content –