Do You Know Great Humic Material When You See It?

Posted by Jody Lockhart

Oct 2, 2012 9:50:00 AM

A Guide to Humic Material

When it comes to introducing farmers to Black Earth and humic material in general, there are usually three things they need to understand: what humic matter is, why it works so well as a soil additive, and what the differences between different brands are.

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In other words, we want them to be able to spot great humic material when they see it.

If you aren't familiar with humic material, know that it comes from organic material trapped in a layer below the Earth's surface. Comprised of humic and fulvic acids, it has long been prized by farmers because of its ability to make soil more fertile, stabilize pH levels, and encourage stronger, healthier root growth. In other words, humic material can help you enjoy bumper crops like you've never seen before.

As wonderful as these benefits are, however, it's important to know that not all humic material is the same.

Here are three things that make Black Earth products different from any others you could find in North America:

It comes from Alberta.

That isn't just important because of transportation costs, but also because Alberta's plains top some of the most potent humic material on Earth. There certainly are other places where you can find it, but the material isn't as strong or concentrated, meaning it won't have the same kind of effect on your crops.

Ours is guaranteed to have 80% humic acid or more.

As the main "active ingredient" in humic material, humic acid is what makes your crops grow stronger, faster, and healthier. Some other companies charge more for horticultural products and soil additives that aren't nearly as potent, but why invest in something that isn't likely to get you the results you're looking for?

Black Earth has fewer toxic materials.

If you have tried soil additives like lignite and leonardite in the past, then you will love our humic material. That's because farmers use Black Earth to get even bigger growth, but with fewer toxins included. That means healthier soil and crops, not just now, but for years to come.

Whether you have used humic acid soil additives in the past, or are interested in trying them for the first time, click the button below that corresponds with your usage and have a sample of Black Earth delivered to your door. If you're interested in bigger growth using some of the best natural material on the planet, we hope you'll check us out .

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