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Soil Conditioner Liquid Humic

For generations man has recognized that crop production in black soils (rich in organic matter) is generally much better than in other soils.

However, in the 19th century as the role of certain elements (referred to as “mineral nutrients”) in plant growth began to be understood, the “humus theory” of plant nutrition began to draw less attention. By the early 20th century it was proven that soil fertility could be maintained for extended periods of time by addition of inorganic mineral fertilizers. On the other hand, during the same period other experiments demonstrated that plants grown in mineral nutrient solutions with added Humic substances fared better than the same plants grown in the nutrient solutions alone. In spite of this, over time use of inorganic “mineral” fertilizers, such as the well-known NPK (nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium) fertilizers have become the pillar of agronomic nutrition throughout most of the developed world.

In spite of the greater attention given to mineral fertilizers, research into the function of organic compounds, both those naturally occurring and those derived from such sources as composted vegetable and animal matter, peat, and various types of coal has continued. The Humic substances derived from the decay of living organisms are an extremely complex and heterogeneous array of organic compounds containing a manifold diversity of chemically active functional groups, conclusively that both directly and indirectly Humic substances have significant impact on the development of plant organisms.

Humic substances in the soil improve “soil structure”, affecting in a positive manner the behavior of water and air in the soil. Humus also markedly increases the cation exchange capacity (CEC) of soils, which affects the ability of the soil to hold and deliver macronutrients (NPK) and micronutrients (important elements, such as Fe and Zn, that occur in small quantities in the soil and aid in plant development) to plants. Humus also tends to lessen the negative effect of certain detrimental trace elements in the soil, increase a soil’s pH buffering capacity, and provide a substrate for beneficial microorganisms.

Beside these indirect effects, Humic substances have been shown to play a direct role in aiding the actual transfer of macro & micro mineral nutrients into plants (“uptake”). In addition, Humic substances themselves when taken into the plants (either through the root system or through the application of “foliar” sprays, that is, on growing leaves) can have beneficial effects on cell membranes, and in the synthesis of proteins and nucleic acids. In effect, the assorted organic compounds that occur in Humic substances behave in certain ways like enzymes in the metabolism of plants.

Directions for use: Shake well before using.

Application Rate:
2 ounces per gallon of water. One gallon of diluted product will cover ap­proximately 1000 square feet. For best results, application should be made directly to the leaf surface in the form of a foliar spray. Alternatively, the application can be made directly to the soil. Apply 2 to 3 times during the growing season

Purpose:
Use this blend to help improve soil compaction and release key ingredients for plant intake.  Liquid Velvet Soil Conditioner is concentrated and is recommended to be diluted per the application rate. Provides an excellent food source for microbes.

Guaranteed Analysis:
Humic Acid…………………………………………………………………. 45%

Caution:
Keep product away from eyes. Do not swallow or ingest this product. It is recommended that safety glasses or other protective eyewear be worn to prevent eye contact. The use of rubber, neoprene, nitrile or other protective gloves is recommended where prolonged or extensive use is expected. Remove contaminated clothing and DO NOT wear again until thoroughly cleaned. Wash hands thoroughly with soap and water after handling. KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN AND AWAY FROM PETS. STORE AWAY FROM FOOD AND DRINK.

First Aid:
Eyes: Immediately flush eyes with plenty of water and continue for at least 15 minutes, occasionally lifting the upper and lower eyelids. Get medical attention if irritation persists.
Skin: Flush affected areas with plenty of water. Get medical attention if irritation persists.
Ingestion: If this product is swallowed, do not induce vomiting. If vomiting occurs, keep head below hips to prevent aspiration (breathing) of liquid into lungs. Get medical attention immediately.