Increasing Water Retention with a Liquid Fulvic and Humic Blend

Posted by Talisha Porter on Aug 21, 2014 8:08:00 AM

Are your plants lacking nutrients? Does the water just sit on the surface of the soil?

There could be an assortment of causes, such as weather conditions, over use of fertilizer, and heavy vehicle traffic to name a few. A liquid blend of humic and fulvic acids might be the perfect thing to help your plants survive through these conditions.

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Humic Acid and Drilling Fluid

Posted by Jody Lockhart on Jul 30, 2014 7:38:00 AM

Humalite For Drilling Fluid

Humalite is a naturally oxidized coal-like material that is similar to leonardite and lignite, but features a higher humidified organic matter as well as significantly lower residuals.

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Should You Care About Water Retention?

Posted by Brett Halliday on Jul 25, 2014 8:07:00 AM

Everyone in agriculture knows: water matters.

When the subject of humic material and water retention comes up, it often leads to a lot of discussions about opening up plant cell membranes, making it easier for fluids to pass and hold.

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What Growers Should Know About Humic Material and Organic Matter

Posted by Brett Halliday on Apr 17, 2014 5:30:00 AM

Many of the world's farms and agricultural production centers are currently struggling to maintain peak output.

Farmers are finding their yields threatened by factors ranging from the overuse of land to soil toxicity and even deteriorating soil structure. As a result, more and more businesses are becoming interested in the way humic acid can be utilized to increase yields and produce stronger crops year after year.

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How Does Humic Material Help Increase Soil Organic Matter?

Posted by Brett Halliday on Apr 10, 2014 5:00:00 AM

It has long been known and accepted that humic material can help soil organic matter increase and this is largly due to its primary substance being humified organic carbon.

Occasionally, though, we, come across new customers who want to know how this process happens.

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How Humic Material Affects Soil Structure

Posted by Brett Halliday on Mar 14, 2014 4:00:00 AM

Gradual decline in soil structure has become a large concern for growers around the world.

Although overall agricultural yield is normally the top priority for commercial farms, it comes with a tradeoff in soil health. The high demands of the industry require that farms maintain high output, even in difficult ecological conditions.

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Why Aren't Agricultural Outcomes Associated With Humics Consistent?

Posted by Brett Halliday on Mar 6, 2014 5:00:00 AM

Experts nearly universally agree that it does make crops stronger, healthier, and more resilient.

They do have a few different theories as to why some humic materials are more effective than others.

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What You Need to Know About Humic Material and Soil Structure

Posted by Brett Halliday on Feb 28, 2014 5:00:00 AM

Humic acid helps growers of all sizes from root to leaf.

By now, you probably already know that humic material – which primarily comes from organic plant decay – can, among many other benefits, help to hold water, promote microbial activity and increase nutrient uptake as well as ameliorate soil salinity. In fact, it’s quickly becoming a popular tool for enhancing plant growth in private gardens as well as larger agricultural operations.

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What We Know About Humic Material and Phosphate Uptake

Posted by Brett Halliday on Feb 21, 2014 5:00:00 AM

Independent research studies suggest that humic acid aids in phosphate uptake – the process by which plants absorb nutrients from soil.

The details of how and why this process takes place involve a lot of hard science, and the effects are still being tested throughout different growing environments.

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Black Earth Humates in Southern Illinois

Posted by Brett Halliday on Jan 24, 2014 8:46:00 AM

Black Earth has been very fortunate to gain a business partner and friend in southern Illinois, Mike Shotts-Top Shot Ag.

Mike is a small business owner, farmer and family man who heard about the benefits of humates only a short time ago.

With his in-depth knowledge in local agriculture and passion for improving the lives of others, he decided that he could benefit his community of growers, and himself, by adopting a farming program that will maximize yields and move towards more sustainable farming practices.

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