Humate? What is it?
Humate is a key ingredient in boosting soil and stock health, and plant nutrition. Increased production and quality in yields in many areas of agriculture throughout the world are achieved. However, many Agriculture/Producers have never heard of these soil, plant and animal growth stimulants.
Humate materials are widely distributed organic carbon containing compounds found in soils, fresh water, and oceans. These substances are formed from the biological and chemical breakdown of animal and plant life, and make up approximately 75 percent of the organic matter that exists in most mineral soils.
Humate is the sum total of this ancient organic matter disassembled by nature’s brilliant decomposition and recycling processes, then highly refined by millions of species of beneficial soil-based microorganisms. Ultimately, microscopic plants such as yeast, algae, mold, fungi, etc., finish up the process. These tiny beneficial plants refine, purify, combine, and re-refine, until tons of once-living matter are converted to pounds and ounces.
Yet miraculously, when all is said and done the end product is transformed into the world’s most complex and ultra-compact molecules. Even the nucleic acids (RNA and NDA) of the earlier life-forms remain intact. The molecules are ultra-condensed and highly functional, rolled up into tight little balls that are supercharged biochemical and phytochemical power plants, similar to storage batteries or fuel cells.
As the plant and animal matter decomposes, peat is created first, then humate, lignite and, eventually, coal. There are various types of humates depending on geographic location, origin material, and degree of decomposition. There are not very many high quality sources of humate within Australia and New Zealand that contain good levels of carbon, humic and fulvic acids. This is why we, at Humate Solutions, have good quality control systems in place from our suppliers as well as minimum quality standards.
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William R. Jackson, PhD. (1993)
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An Agricultural Text and Reference Book.
AND Arden B. Anderson, PhD. D.O (2000) Science in Agriculture: