The relationship between Humalite, Leonardite, and Fertilizers.

Posted by Brett Halliday on Jul 14, 2015 4:09:00 AM

What are the differences and how do they work together?

To begin we need to first understand the difference between humalite and leonardite. Both are referred to as ‘Humate’ products, and both comprised of similar materials. They are great sources of humic and fulvic acid, but per volume Humalite holds more of the active ingredients (Humic and Fulvic Acids), less of the undesirables such as ash and heavy metals, and is more easily extracted.

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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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Time for a Change - How Humalite Can Help

Posted by Brett Halliday on Aug 9, 2013 8:16:00 AM

Decades, and in some cases centuries, of high input farming has put pressure on our soils to release all of their nutrients into our crops.

This has left us with very low organic matter, heavy salt content, low microbial activity, and our lands struggling to meet the demands of the world.

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The Many Benefits of Black Earth

Posted by Jody Lockhart on Jul 29, 2013 7:30:00 AM

A Better Soil Additive

Your soil condition will affect much in your choice of soil additives, as you’ll need to understand this prior to choosing the right product. Once you’re armed with a better idea of your soil’s condition, you’re halfway there to getting the issue under control.

Though a lot of soil additives claim to be the best of the best, when it comes to managing the quality and upkeep of your soil, Black Earth actually delivers, standing behind our claims 100%.

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Roles of Humic Substances in Soil Structure

Posted by Tesfay Teklay on Jul 22, 2013 11:30:00 AM

Effects of Humic Substance on Soil Structure

Humic substances, including Black Earth’s Humalite and Leonardite, are naturally occurring materials that are enriched in humic, fulvic and other organic acids.

Their major uses are as a soil amendment in agriculture and reclamation, as a drilling fluid additives and in municipal wastewater treatment applications (1,3). Soil structure is the arrangement of soil particles into secondary units called aggregates. Soil aggregates are cemented clusters of sand, silt, and clay particles.

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Using Black Earth Humates in your Operations

Posted by Whitney Lang on Jul 10, 2013 3:14:00 PM

How is Humalite Used?

Humalite is a weathered form of Sub-bitumous coal that is high in Humic and Fulvic Acid - acids that are essential to all living things. Humalite is found only in Alberta, and used exculsively for Black Earth Products.

Humalite can be incorporated into many areas of your agricultural operations. From adding humates to your fertilizer inputs, to direct application for improving soil structure, to high-powered additives for foliar applications, there is a use for them everywhere.

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The Black Earth Family Welcomes Soil Scientist

Posted by Whitney Lang on Jan 21, 2013 8:12:00 AM

Welcoming a New Member to Black Earth

With a new year at Black Earth upon us, the crew is happy to announce that we are welcoming a new member to our team! 

We have Mr. Tesfay Teklay joining us as our Scientific Research Lead.

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Do You Know Great Humic Material When You See It?

Posted by Jody Lockhart on 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.

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

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Black Earth Humic: Good for the Environment

Posted by Jody Lockhart on Sep 20, 2012 8:13:00 AM

Better returns and a better environment.

As a farmer or horticulturalist looking to improve the quality of your crops, one of your main concerns may very well be that the soil additive you choose is beneficial to the environment.

Using products that are made only from organic materials will be one of the most important elements to your search.

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