Humic Acid for Healthy Soil & Increased Yields

Humic acid is a group of molecules that bind to plant roots and help them receive water and nutrients. High humic acid levels can help to drastically increase yields, while its deficiency can prevent from growing crops with optimum nutrition.

Humic acid is very important as a medium for transporting nutrients from the soil to the plant, because it can hold onto ionized nutrients, preventing them from leaching away. Humic acid is also attracted to the depletion zone of the plant root. When it arrives at the roots, it brings along water and nutrients the plant needs. It binds nutrients to eachhumic acid molecule until it is needed by the plants. Incorporation of humic acid applications can also, and does lock away the carbon in the soil, slowing its release into the atmosphere. This groundbreaking discovery opens the door to countless environmental benefits that can have lasting impacts on the planet.

A humic acid molecule is too large to penetrate plant cells but it:

  • helps to increase water retention in sandy soils 
  • opens up clay soil pores for water infiltration
  • improves seedling health and plant response to stress 
  • bonds with soil nutrients and makes them plant soluble
  • helps increase the permeability of the cell wall so fulvic acid can slip in with its payload
  • stimulates microbial activity in the soil
  • chelates toxic metals so they don’t end up in your plants
  • creates a better cation exchange capacity and also has buffering capabilities

It all sounds great. The perfect cure for depleted soil. But humic acid does not work alone and needs to team up with organic matter, microbial community, plants, and of course the fulvic acid.

Fulvic acid is 1/10th the size of a humic acid molecule. Because of its small size it got a number of benefits:

  • acts as a biostimulant to improve seed germination
  • decreases water stress
  • promotes plant growth
  • moves through plant cell membranes to deliver nutrients 
  • balances cell life 

One of the greatest advantages of humic and fulvic acids is the increase of root mass at low concentrations of soil amendment. When the root mass is increased, it allows plants to acquire more macro and micronutrients in the soil to pass on to the leaves and fruit. It also helps to increase plant resistance to disease, and water stress caused by draught. Root mass is critical to productive crops. The greater the root mass the stronger the microbial community, because plants give off exudates from their roots, feeding the microbes, who in return bring the plant needed nutrients.

There are times when great things come in small packages. And this might be the case with humic acid. At Ecoworm we have formulated a product, which not only enriches soil with the correct number of humic and fulvic acids, but also feeds plants and soil with micro-organisms, as well as enhances plant growth enzymes.

Ecoworm Humate re-establishes micro-organisms and biology that chemical fertilisers have killed off. It also contains macro- and micro-nutrients, minerals, vitamins, natural antibiotics, 18 amino acids, and beneficial soil bacteria that are essential for healthy plant growth.

Ecoworm Humate captures a wide range of nutrients, and stores them until the plant is ready to take them up, as well as unlocks many nutrients previously unavailable for plants. Moreover, it improves soil structure, increases water retention capability, and creates the best conditions for beneficial micro-organisms to thrive.

Read more about Ecoworm Humate here