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The Benefits of Using Our Humates

    After Leonardites are processed and activated with our new technologies they become soluble and will significantly influence all of the components of the plant-water-soil system.  Once inside the plant, humic acids activate the metabolic process, leading to an acceleration of growth, the development of a powerful root system, and the formation of special enzymes.   This increases a plant's resistance to stress, and at the same time increases the accumulation of vitamins, sugars, protein, and chlorophyll in the plant.

Unlike other humate technologies, our new technology is able to convert the silica portion of raw lignite into soluble silicon, which is then available for plant nutrition.  With other processing technologies, the silica portion of the lignite is unable to be utilized and is discarded as waste.

Silicon is a vital component of cell walls.  Plants supplied with soluble silicon are able to produce stronger and thicker cell walls, in essence creating a “mechanical barrier” to piercing and sucking insects.  The thickened cell wall also allows the cell to regulate its internal temperature more effectively, which significantly enhances the plant’s tolerance to heat, frost, and drought stress.  Moreover, it has been found that plants are uniquely able to deposit silicon at the site of a fungal infection, thereby blocking or combating further penetration of the cell walls by the attacking fungus.  In addition, silicon in plants has been shown to improve leaf erectness, increase stem strength and aid in the prevention or depression of iron and manganese toxicity.

Through nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy, we have proven that when our humate products are added to water at specific concentrations, the structure of the water becomes physically altered, taking on the structure commonly referred to as “melted water”.  In this highly structured state, water molecules can penetrate the plant leaves and stems much more efficiently.  This significantly improves the penetration of humic acids and any companion materials (fertilizers, pesticides, etc.) into the plant.

Activated humates can both improve and restore the structure of soil by creating beneficial conditions for the development of micro-organisms.  Our humate is also able to form assimilating complexes that transport micro-elements into plants.   All together, this leads to an increase in plant performance and a decrease in the dosages of fertilizers required to maintain the plant.

         Plants show an especially strong reaction to humate in the beginning of their development.  Therefore, optimal results will be achieved by introducing humate to the plant in its seed or seedling stage and continuing its usage throughout the year.  The recommended amount of humate (see the appropriate guide) should be applied each season.  Please keep in mind that every situation is different.  Plants growing in excessively sandy, infertile, or “contaminated” soil will require the higher rates.  It is also important to note that the best results will be achieved by applying humate in several smaller-dose applications, not one large application.  To achieve all of the benefits of using humate it should be applied in three ways: seed treatment, foliar treatment, and soil treatment.