What is Humic and Fulvic Acids?
What is Humic and Fulvic Acid?
Before mega-production farming practices depleted our land of its natural goodness, Humic acid was an abundant part of the soil. But what exactly is humic and fulvic acids?
Prehistoric Plant Derived Minerals are naturally occurring hydro-carbon shale formed in the earth over millions of years by the chemical and biological decomposition of prehistoric plant and animal matter. Being highly decomposed natural humus and having been subject to a significant level of microbial activity, it contains high concentrations of completely organic Humic and Fulvic acids. Humic Acid has virtually been leached from our agricultural soil resulting in our crops being mineral deficient. The natural anti-oxidant protection provided to plants rich in a humic based soil is therefore not available. Where can we then find humic and fulvic acid?
Humic acid can be extracted from recently, composted organic manure or peat but is not as effective in absorbing and distributing micronutrients as the humic acid which is derived from Prehistoric Plant Derived Minerals.
Benefits of Humic and Fulvic acid
Humic Acids help to improve the soil’s water holding capacity, improve the soil structure and help to maintain soil stability. Humic acids readily form salts with inorganic trace minerals in a form that can be more easily utilized by plants.
Humic acids promote vigour, disease resistance and root development in agricultural crops which combined result in faster growing crops. The acids assist roots by increasing soil permeability, increasing water retention, reducing water evaporation, and promoting the growth of beneficial microbial colonies in the root zone.
The creation of a healthy, microbially-active root zone environment creates stronger plants that uptake nutrients better. Humic acid’s high action capacity serves as a chelator which helps plants better assimilate all the nutrients in the solution.
Create stronger growth foundations for your plants
Environmental stresses can cause irreparable damage to plants; stunting or delaying growth, prohibiting flower production or even causing death. Free radical molecules result from stress such as high heat or temperature fluctuations, too high humidity, pesticide applications and nutrient deficiencies or toxicities. The bio-stimulant activity of humic acid black produces anti-oxidants that combat these free radicals making plants more resistant to these and other environmental stressors. Humic acid remains in the cells providing ongoing protection.