Potassium Humate is a highly effective natural organic fertilizer with complex action for all kinds of plants. This material has the highest content of active substance - salts of organic humic and fulvic acids. It also contains beneficial minerals and trace elements such as Si, Fe, Mg, S, Zn, Co, Cu and Mn. The raw material for the production of Humate is leonardite (highly oxidized lignite). There is the only producer in Ukraine with own unique leonardite mine who manufactures Humate with so high quality level.
Soil fertility must be restored by providing organic matter. The goal of this practice is to improve soil structure, soil biological activity, the ability to feed the plant and to increase the existence of competitive antagonists against soil-born pathogens. Practices that do not provide organic matter, lead to the degradation of the soil causing problems of erosion. Consequently, the soil loses its physical structure, its existing nutrients and its biological activity.
The application of Humates to the soil is an efficient way to increase the content of humic substances and thus of organic matter. The accumulation of humic substances in soils positively affect water holding capacity, temperature, pH range to improve nutrient availability (e.g. Fe, P), and health maintenance against soil-born diseases. It works as organic fertilizer, plant growth promotant, soil life activator and soil conditioner.
In addition, humic substances provide a loose soil structure due to the formation of a clay-humus complex in combination with clay minerals. Therefore, root development and water infiltration are improved so that erosion can be reduced. For instance, when plants are cultivated in slope and strong rainfall periods occur.
Advantages of Potassium Humate use: