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 Post subject: Humate
PostPosted: Mon Jun 05, 2006 4:40 pm 

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Is Humate considered a soil ammendment or a fertilizer?

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 05, 2006 5:21 pm 

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From Dr Senn, head professor, horticulture, clemson u.

Participates actively in the decomposition of soil forming rocks, minerals, and organic material, “new “ soil formation.
Improves soil structure formation and aeration.
Changes the physical properties of the soil and water holding capacity.
Exchanges capacity of buffering properties and nutrient availability.
A source of plant nutrients, macro and micro.
Promotes the conversion (chelation) of a number of elements into forms available to plants and nutrient uptake.
Aids in correcting plant chlorosis, micronutrients.
Supplies compounds linked with humic substances in the form of chelates and biochemical active.
Increases the permeability of plant membranes and promotes the uptake of nutrients.
Presence of auxin type reactions plant growth.
Improves the growth of various groups of beneficial microorganisms.
Regarded as an organic catalyst to all reactions.
Enzyme systems are intensified (hormones).
Cell division is accelerated auxins and hormones.
Functions as a respiratory catalyst and food storage.
Increases the germination of the seed, absorption.
Root systems show greater development, cell division, and enlargement.
Yield of dry matter increases plant efficiency.
Healthier, stronger plants withstand pests and diseases more effectively.
Longer shelf life or storage time and hormones.
Decreases stress deterioration.

Tony M

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