How Do Humic Acid Fertilizers Work?

Humic acid is not technically a fertilizer since it does not directly provide nutrients to plants, but it does work as a complement to fertilizer. Humic acid has a beneficial impact on the growth and cultivation of crops (vegetable & non-vegetable), citrus, turf, flowers, and particularly in organically-deficient soils. Humic acid also stimulates microbial activity by providing the indigenous microbes with a carbon source for food, thus encouraging their growth and activity. Soil microbes are responsible for solubilizing vital nutrients such as phosphorus that can then be absorbed by the humic acid and in turn made available to the plant.

Advantages

Humic acid is said to increase root vitality, improve nutrient uptake, increase chlorophyll synthesis, help seed germination, increase fertilizer retention, stimulate beneficial microbial activity and promote healthier plants and improved yields. It is especially beneficial in freeing up nutrients in the soil so that they are made available to the plant as needed.

Disadvantages

Humic acid adds no nutrients to the soil itself. Its primary value in helping plant growth is its effect in preparing soil to be receptive to moisture and nutrients.

What Are Fertilizer Boosters?

Fertilizer boosters, like BioWash, work to help roots better absorb moisture and nutrients in the soil necessary to help plants grow and reproduce. This stimulation aids in the plant’s ability to more efficiently process added fertilizers. Its value as an additive to humic acid is its ability to supercharge roots for the absorption process.

How BioWash Helps You

Through electromagnetic stimulation of a plant’s root system, BioWash aids in the uptake of nutrients and moisture from the soil that are essential to plant growth and yield. This process, known as Cationic Exchange (CE), actually increases the root size of plants, improving the efficiency by which plants deliver nutrients to its leaves. BioWash works with humic acid by accelerating root system maturation and absorption capacity, thus taking advantage of the soil’s improved condition as a result of the addition of humic acid to speed necessary nutrients to the plant’s leaves.