Benefits of Humates

Biological Benefits:
  • Stimulates plant enzymes
  • Acts as organic catalyst
  • Stimulates growth and proliferation of desirable soil microorganisms as well as algae and yeasts
  • Increases root respiration and formation
  • Increases the availability of micronutrients
  • Increases the permeability of plant membranes which increases the absorption of nutrients
  • Increases the vitamin content of plants
  • Increases the viability and germination of seeds
  • Accelerates cell division and root development
  • Contains a wealth of microelements includingSilicon, Iron, Magnesium, Sulfer, Barium, Boron, Manganese, Cobolt, Nickel, Titanium, Molybdenum, Copper, Lead, and Argon.
  • Increases Photosynthesis
  • Contains soluble silicon, which:
    • Strengthens cell walls
    • Blocks disease invasion at the cellulat level
    • Maintains uniform cell temperature
    • Increases drought and frost tolerance
Chemical Benefits
  • Increases buffering properties of soil
  • Rich in organic and mineral substances essential to plant growth
  • Retains water soluble fertilizers in root zones and releases them to plants as needed
  • Has an extremely high CEC (Cation Exchange Capacity)
  • Promotes conversion of insoluble nutrients into forms available to plants
  • Reduces or eliminates many soil-related phenomenon, such as dry spots ongolf greens
Physical Benefits
  • Makes soil more friable and crumbly
  • Improves soil workability
  • Increases aeration of soil
  • Reduces thatch build-up in turf grass
  • Increases water holding capacity
  • Improves thermal coloring of soil