first choice of savvy gardeners for
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Millions of years ago
prehistoric plants and animals were laid down in the
ecological cycle of life. This was a time before the
land that makes up Florida existed, a time before even
the rise of the Pocono's or the Great Smoky Mountains: A
time, long, long ago when forests covered the equatorial
regions of a land known as Pangea.
This moist tropical
climate produced lush plant growth which included
fern-like but seed-bearing Pteridosperms, huge
green-stemmed Lepidodendrale lycopods, giant sphenopsid
Calamites, and the strap-leaved mangrove-rooted
Cordaitales. So vigorous was the growth of these ancient
trees that they seemed to have sucked much of the carbon
dioxide out of the atmosphere, producing an abundance of
oxygen. There is evidence that oxygen levels were higher
during this time than at any other time in the history
of the Earth.
Forest illustration courtesy Department of Plant
Biology, Department of Geological Sciences,
Michigan State University
The plants, which made up
these ancient forests eventually, became massive Coal
Deposits (hence the name Carboniferous or "coal
bearing"). Buried thousands of feet deep by silt
and converted to carbon by being exposed to millions of
years of bacterial activity, heat, and tremendous
pressures, some of these deposits produced diamonds.
Others were pushed to the surface during the ice ages
and became what is known as 'Leonardite' Shale.
Beneath the ancient lands
of the Anasazi in New Mexico, an extraordinary
Leonardite deposit was formed. It contains the riches of
natural organic matter, composted for millennia and
freely available to growing plants. This deposit is
carefully mined and natural compounds called 'Humates'
are extracted. Soluble Humates (of the humic and fulvic
acids family) contain a myriad of natural plant growth
promoting compounds plus nutrient enhancing ingredients.
Combined with a conventional nutrition program of
applied chemical or organic fertilizers, HUMIFLOR™
BRAND HUMIC ACTIVATOR supplements lead to: earlier
harvests, significantly higher yields, plus healthier
disease resistant plants and enhanced qualities of
flavor, fragrance, and essential oils.
There are many sources of
Leonardite throughout the world, and numerous studies
have proven the value that humic substances can bring to
plants. However, the quality and purity of sources vary
greatly. Some manufacturers even use non-Leonardite
sources such as wood extractions to produce products
that they claim contain Humic and Fulvic acids. These
products are not the same as the rich extractions that
can only be derived from carefully selected deposits of
"Humic acids (HAs)
are remarkable brown to black products of soil chemistry
that are essential for healthy and productive soils.
Current humic acid models help to explain HAs' origins
and behavior as flexible, aliphatic-aromatic, highly
functionalized molecules that can act as
photosensitizers, retain water, bind to clays, act as
plant growth stimulants, and scavenge toxic pollutants.
No synthetic material can match humic acid's physical
and chemical versatility. Removal of humic acids from
water avoids disinfection by-products such as chloroform
and is a required step in production of potable water.
Humic acids can bind soil toxins along with plant
nutrients and they strongly stabilize soils. For these
reasons more widespread HA production from composting
and future applications of humic acids extracted from
coal will help to combat water and soil pollution, fight
soil erosion, and lessen our dependence on chemical
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What does all this mean?
It means that you can cut your fertilizer, insecticide,
herbicide and water use in half or more with the regular
use of HUMIFLOR™ BRAND HUMIC ACTIVATOR.
contains vital humates and 7 trace elements required for
plant growth. What this means for your plants:
bio-stimulants - almost anything that grows will
benefit from application of humates.
Humates stimulate seed
germination and viability, and root respiration,
formation and growth.
thicker, greener, and healthier foliage.
Humates produce more,
larger, longer lasting, and more beautiful flowers.
Humates increase the
protein, vitamin, and mineral contents of most
fruits and vegetables.
Humates supply growing
plants with food. They also act in other important
ways to make soil more fertile and productive.
Humates help retain
water-soluble inorganic fertilizers in sandy soils
releasing them as needed to the growing plants.
Humates increase the
water holding capacity of sand helping plants to
resist droughts and reduced water conditions.
fertilizer requirements and increase yields in most
aeration of the soil.
Brand Humic Activator from the FloridaGardener