Humic acids in a liquid foliar application is that the plant will be able to uptake and utilize the nutrients in the solution many times more effectively than without the humates. For this reason, it is an obvious complement to any foliar program.
Humic acids increase the water infiltration and water-holding capacity of the soil. They greatly improve the soil, increase plant root growth and metabolism, enhance seed germination, and help plants deal with environmental stresses. They remove odours in slurry and compost piles, and keep irrigation lines clean. They are often applied with microbial inoculants and liquid organic fertilizers.
Amino acids help with many symbiotic processes that improve many aspects of plants, soil and microbiology. In the soil, they are amazing chelators. They can be activators or precursors to beneficial growth auxins and phytohormones.
Amino acids improve the beneficial microflora in various ways such as by strengthening the outer walls, allowing them to withstand harsher conditions. Happier, stronger microbial colonies help produce better nutrient uptake, as well as a more extensive and healthy root system that can fight diseases and maintain effectiveness in adverse environmental conditions.
Although amino acids have many positive benefits in the soil, many amino acids can only be absorbed through the stomata of the plant via a foliar feed or spray application. When amino acids are properly applied, the impacts are profound.
Seaweed contains all major and minor plant nutrients, and all trace elements; alginic acid; vitamins; auxins; at least two gibberellins; and antibiotics. It is an excellent source of micronutrients including folate, calcium, magnesium, zinc, iron, and selenium. More importantly, seaweed is a great source of iodine.
- Humic – 40%
- Amino – 40%
- Seaweed – 20%