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  • Writer's pictureBonny Faulkner-Hollis-Alexander

Why Humates...

Wonderful healthy soils, livestock, and nutrition.

Sea-Hume Granules & Naturally Neem insecticide combo, ready for your new plantings.

  • Improved Plant Nutrient usage: When Humates/Humic Acids are combined with any soil, those nutrients will become much more stable in the soil by binding the nutrient to carbon. Leaching and lockups are reduced as the plant nutrients are held in the ground and made available to the plant roots upon demand, thus increasing the protein and mineral contents of most crops. In addition, these nutrients will be absorbed and utilized much more effectively (30 to 50% improved uptake) in the presence of humates/humic acids. Humates buffer the soils against damage which acid fertilizer applications can cause.

  • Biological Stimulation: Raw Humates are powerful microbial stimulants with their Humic and Fulvic extracts. Humic acid feeds and stimulates the Fungi component of your soil life, while Fulvic Acid is a bacterial stimulant. Good-quality Humates contain a significant Humic and Fulvic component, so a soil application of Humates (liquid or granules) will feed and stimulate both the bacterial and fungal workforce.

  • Disease, Pest and Frost Management: When beneficial fungi and bacteria levels are increased by humic stimulation, then the microbial pathogens that cause disease are reduced by a process called ’competitive exclusion. Pest pressure can be magnified by poor mineralization and low sugar levels or carbohydrates in the plant. When Humates/Humic is mixed with fertilizer, they dramatically increase mineral availability and uptake, and they are critical in facilitating efficient utilisation of Calcium and Phosphate – the two elements which govern the production of plant sugars, carbohydrates and protein. In turn, high plant sugars create a plant with high brix levels, thus significantly lowering the freezing point, and thus reducing frost damage.

  • Carbon-building: Profitability in farming enterprises. Building organic carbon levels and cation exhange levels, will increase in your net profit and an associated increase in your land value. Humates contain up to 69% organic carbon in their own right, but their carbon-building capacity is largely based on their bio-stimulating capacity. An activated, thriving, microbial population converts stubble and crop residues to organic carbon (humus) at a much faster rate. The faster you can convert plant matter to humus, the higher your organic carbon gains.

  • Hormonal Stimulation: High-production agriculture involves more than nitrogen, minerals and microbes. Natural hormones play a large role in ensuring good germination, vigorous healthy growth and prolific flowering. Organic Porphyrins, furnished by humates, assist plants in trapping light energy, then transfer the energy through the electron transport system thus accelerating the growth of plants by improving photosynthesis. Humates contain a natural Auxin-like hormone, which assists in plant functions and also stimulates beneficial micro-organisms like Azotobacter that produce other growth-stimulating hormones.

  • Toxic Cleaner: Humates/Humic stimulate soil microbes which help breakdown and clean up a range of toxic chemicals, oils, heavy metals and sprays which can reside in soils.

  • SO GREAT, HEY! Buy the big bag, & heal your whole garden.

Like this group of young girls, they are building bonds - building soil carbon with humates, building plant soil and nutrient connection, so much needed for growth!

Your Neem Lady, Bonny (exerts taken and written more simply, from

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