A natural soil conditioner for addressing contemporary environmental challenges
In recent years, HUMAC® Agro has garnered attention for its proven effectiveness in a host of environmental applications such as tree planting & forestry, landscaping, restoration of degraded soils as well as for the stabilization and remediation of contaminated soils or land reclamation and other such applications.
For example, in forestry applications of HUMAC® Agro with its high content activated humic acids have shown to strengthen tree immunity improving the odds of germination and survival in their first year. By improving soil structure, humic acids also improve the soil’s water retention capacity which is especially crucial in natural environments without irrigation systems. Trials have shown greater root development and above ground tree growth in test groups compared to control groups. Equally, the product has been applied in landscaping activities such as the renewal of school lawns and soccer fields that see intensive activity.
In remediation activites, activated humic acids have shown to stabilize contaminated soils without the requirement to place arable land out of commission. Numerous tests have shown how the application of HUMAC® Agro has significantly reduced the uptake of toxins (both organic or inorganic) by crops as well as has significantly reduced their bio-availability in soils. Activated humic acids belong to the new generation of solutions for effective in-situ as well as ex-situ soil remediation. Additionally, natural humic acids have virtually no toxicity and support the various mechanisms required for the growth of healthy vegetation and fertile soils. As such, HUMAC® Agro can be incorporated into the process of land reclamation after mining activity or the revegetation of ash heaps, taillings ponds or other environmentally hazardous sites.