Humic acid can be defined in only two words i.e. Plant Catalyst. It is an organic growth stimulator for plants. It works by bringing increment in plant’s nutrient intake and metabolism. In this way, it improves development of plants. Humic acid is also found to be a major constituent of natural matters found in nature’s almost all fertile soils.
This amendment acid is considered to be among the world’s most concentrated organic materials. When this acid was analyzed elementally, it was found out that it consists of Carbon, Oxygen, Hydrogen, Nitrogen, Sulfur, and Phosphorus. Carbon and Oxygen are found to be present 50% and 40% respectively. It only has about 5% of Hydrogen and 3% of Nitrogen. The rest of 2% is occupied by several elements.
To date, there are many natural humic acid alteration and modification products used. If we talk with respect to states of matter, it is found in two types i.e. Humic Acid Powder and Humic Acid Liquid. Color of both its solid and liquid form is dark brown. There are also some terms similar to this acid that is fulvic acid and humus. Humus is an organic mixture that consists of both fulvic acid and humic acid.
It is one of the best organic chelating products available naturally. Chelating is the process of forming complex ligand. This acid not only increases cation exchange capacity or capacity of holding nutrient in soil, but also has calcium and other micronutrients that make it easy for plants to grow.
First of all, we need to make sure that enough quantity of this acid is supplied to soil. This acid has negatively charged ions which help in binding cations. The most important role of it is to produce positively charged multivalent ions i.e. Chelates.
By chelating of ions, humic acid eases the intake of ions by using various mechanisms. Without chelating, the boosting of plant, fruit and vegetable yields is nearly impossible.
Does addition of fulvic or humic acid to your soil works? Are they really really beneficial for your plants?
Why don’t you check it out by yourself?
No! It’s not that difficult.
Just go to any marshy or swampy areas near you. You will for sure find mucky soil in these areas growing plants. Mucky soil has large quantities of humic and fulvic acid. This is why mucky soil is used to grow many vegetables and fruits.
If you ask a professional farmer, then he will for sure suggest you to add humic and fulvic acids in your soil. These acids not only fasten growth of crops but also increase the production potential.
If you are not using humic acid with your soil, then you are making a big mistake. By studies, it is found that crops and plants having this fertilizer added to them, increases their growth potential. This alteration acid also reduces time for proper growth of plants.