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Overview of trials using HUMAC® Agro in the production of various crops

Case studies

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Lab analysis – Potatoes – Farm Rozhanovce, Slovakia – 07.09.2020,
Veterinary and Food Institute in Kosice, Testing Laboratory VEHYDIS

Parameter

Control

HUMAC

Unit

Difference

Sucrose

0,48

0,49

g / 100 g

+2,08 %

Cadmium

0,022

0,011

mg / kg

-50%

Lead

0,019

0,016

mg / kg

-15,79%

Arsenic

<0,002

<0,002

mg / kg

-

Zinc

1,480

1,930

mg / kg

+30,40%

Magnesium

141,7

160,7

mg / kg

+13,41%

Iron

7,670

3,870

mg / kg

- 49,54%

Starch

8,07

9,09

g / 100 g

+12,64%

 

In the summer of 2020, a trial was conducted by the Slovak Research Institute of Agroecology (VUA) at a potato farm near the city of Kosice. HUMAC® Agro was applied to the test group at a rate of 500 kg / ha with all other parameters being equal. The growing conditions were characterized by an abundance of rain and relatively mild weather. Potatoes were collected in early September and send for analysis to the laboratory for testing with the results listed in the table. In addition to reduced heavy metal content, quality parameters we’re improved.

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Lab analysis – Carrots – Royal Lubycza Farm in Wojwodstwo Lubelskie, Lublin, Poland – 28.11.2019,
Regional Institute of Chemistry & Agronomy in Lublin, PL

Parameter

Control

HUMAC

Unit

Difference

Dry matter mass

8,71

10,44

%

19,86%

Fiber

3,87

4,25

%

9,81%

Saccharides

3,36

4,15

%

23,51%

Nitrates NO3

184,51

67,23

mg / kg

-63,56%

Vitamin A

29,17

36,12

μg/100g

23,83%

β-Carotene

2,93

3,62

mg/100g

23,54%

Anthocyanin

71,76

93,23

mg/100g

30%

 

At this trial, tests showed improved quality parameters across all categories and a significant reduction of nitrates content in the test group (with HUMAC® Agro) over the control group.

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Lab analysis – Strawberries–
Farm Agromix Sedliska, Slovakia – 14.06.2019

Veterinary and Food Institute in Kosice, Testing Laboratory VEHYDIS

Parameter

Control

HUMAC

Unit

Difference

Mercury

0.002766

0.002537

mg / kg

-8.3%

Cadmium

0.009500

0.007200

mg / kg

-24.2%

Lead

0.071400

0.030700

mg / kg

-57%

Arsenic

0.016200

0.012100

mg / kg

-25.3%

 

Another trial conducted by the Research Institute of Agroecology on a 2.5 ha plot. In addition to the moderate to significant reduction of heavy metals content in the test group strawberries over the control group, yield was increased by 29 % per ha and dry matter content was higher by 12% for the test group. Furthermore, the root system was much more developed and the rate of photosynthesis was increased in the test group over the control group.

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Lab Analysis – radish – Research Institite of Agroecology –
PCB reduction in radishes – ex-situ – 26.10.2020

Variant

Control

HUMAC

Difference

Radish

15,15 µg / kg

4,06 µg / kg

-73,2%

Leaves

10,27 µg / kg

6,87 µg / kg

-33,1%

 

Contaminated soil samples were collected and used by the Research Institute of Agroecology for an ex-situ trial using various humic acids formulas and a control group to evaluate the ability of humic acids to bind PCB substances in soils and reduce their bioavailability to crops. The purpose of this experiment was to determine how to immobilize toxins in soil without disrupting agricultural production.

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European Beech (Fagus Sylvatica)

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HUMAC Group

  • Germination: 95%

  • Well developed root system, richer volume

  • Trunk is visible thicker

  • Above ground part has has greater number and size of leaves

Control group

  • Germination 80%

  • Root system developed without significant lateral roots and capillaries

  • Trunk noticeably thinner

  • Lesser amount of leaves


 

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Summer Oak (Quercus Robur)

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HUMAC Group

  • Germination: 85%

  • Well developed root system, richer volume

  • Trunk is visible thicker

  • Above ground part has has greater number and size of leaves

Control group

  • Germination 60%

  • Root system developed without significant lateral roots and capillaries

  • Trunk noticeably thinner

  • Lesser amount of leaves

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Decidious Spruce (Larix Decidua)

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HUMAC Group

  • Germination 60%

  • Better developed root system

  • Thicker trunk

  • Richer foliage


Control group

  • Germination 60%

  • Visibly smaller main root and lateral roots

  • Thinner & shorter trunk

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Recultivation experiment of iron-ore
tailings landfill in Nižná Slaná, Slovakia - 2020

The landfill contains waste from ore processing in the region with an estimated volume of 5.5 million cubic metres, the retention wall itself is about 95 meters high. In the past, several experiments have been carried out to determine whether it is possible to cover the exposed area with vegetation to prevent the spread of harmful dust particles. Our associates at HUMAC Environment asked the local mayor if they could test our humic acid formula on a small plot of the 12.5 ha exposed landfill. HUMAC Agro along with grass seedlings was applied to an area of 15 m2. A month later, the site was revisited with grass growing in the test area. Samples were collected and sent to an accredited laboratory for analysis.

 

Parameter

Control

Test - AGRO

Difference

Arsenic

1907 mg / kg

542.5 mg / kg

- 71.55 %

Cadmium

0.267 mg / kg

0.096 mg / kg

- 64.04 %

Lead

44.98 mg / kg

46.47 mg / kg

+ 3.31 %

Mercury

2.354 mg / kg

0.554 mg / kg

- 76.46 %

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Remediation of aluminum sludge spill in Ajka, Hungary – 2010

On the 4th of October 2010, the tailings pond from the MAL aluminum production plant collapsed and released around 700,000 cubic metres of highly alkaline red aluminum sludge in the area. It was considered the worst industrial disaster in Hungarian history. After various testing of different solutions, on the 10th of November, Hungarian authorities approved the large-scale application of Leonardite from the Dudarit mine for the remediation of the affected area. This decisions stemmed from the tests conducted on site using Leonardite which showed the neutralization of pH values of 13 -14 down to 7.6 in a 24 hour period. Furthermore, on the 10th of October another trial was conducted, this time on cereals. Select cereal plots (rye, flax) were treated with Leonardite from the Dudar mine. As the pictures indicate, cereals sown in the plots treated with the humic substances already started to germinate.

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