Grow more with less by optimizing agriculture’s most valuable resource: soil
One of the most fundamental factors influencing soil fertility and the efficiency of agricultural production is the quantity and quality of organic matter in the soil. The decisive role is played mainly by its stable form, formed mainly by the so-called humic substances, especially humic acids. In agriculture, the application of humic acids is nothing new, as they are also present in many organic fertilizers such as manure, various types of compost and peat.
However, unlike most other fertilizers, HUMAC®Agro contains activated natural humic acids with a more complex structure and in greater concentration. When activating Leonardite, the raw material in all HUMAC® products, we use technology that preserves the natural structure and functionality of humic acids by completely avoiding conventional extraction methods using base chemicals. It is only through their non-solubility and activation that natural humic acids become the active component of the soil complex active for a period of up to 4 years with only one application.
Aside from maintaining soil fertility, there is a growing interest in the farming community to make agriculture more sustainable with a significantly reduced environmental footprint. This interest is also increasingly supported by governments in the EU and other areas of the world. For example, the EU’s farm to fork strategy includes visions such as the reduction of mineral fertilizer use by 20%, reduction of pesticides by 50%, increasing the percentage of arable land used for organic farming to 25% of the total and othe such measures. All these objectives have the goal of making agriculture more sustainable and reducing the environmental footprint while at the same time providing Europeans with healthy high quality food. HUMAC® Agro provides the opportunity for farmers to achieve their priorities and meet such objectives in an environmentally sustainable means. Trials have shown just some of the benefits of non-soluble natural humic acids contained in every package of HUMAC® Agro:
HUMAC® Agro can be applied to all commonly grown staple and specialty crops (including ornamental greenery and lawns) except those that require significantly different soil pH compared to neutral (e.g. blueberries). Extensive trials have shown that a dosage of 200 - 500 kg / ha is more than sufficient to achieve the desired effects.