14 June 2023
A note from the author: So the time has come again for some more Reading the Fields blogs. It is my hope that these short bits of information truly help each of you to do great things with your growing. Each month I will send off some topics that may intrigue, and inform you, Enjoy.
Hello, and welcome to Reading the Fields,in this episode I will be talking about the fantastic properties and values of Fulvic Acid. So, let’s begin with finding out what is Fulvic Acid and what does it do?
It has been said that fulvic acids are one of the smallest molecules known to mankind and consist of carbon, hydrogen, oxygen, and nitrogen. They are a part of Humic Acid and Humins, but once extracted and are on their own, they perform slightly differently. Fulvic acid is soluble in all PH levels of water and is more biologically active than humic acid. Although it comes out of humic acid, it is the driving force behind all humic substances. Because it's so small in size and molecular weight it has the ability to chelate nutrients and deliver them efficiently to the plant, which makes these minerals essential for plant growth and health. Some minerals like iron are not easily transported, but with the addition of fulvic acid they are easily transported into the plant alongside other vitamins, auxins, natural antibiotics, and co-enzymes.
As you learn about fulvic acid and its role in agriculture, you will soon realize that it is one of the most valuable inputs in agriculture today. For one, it's a very powerful organic electrolyte. What this means is that it can quickly help to bring balance and energy to plant cells and to the biology in the soil. Due to its very high CEC of 1400 Fulvic can be often referred to as a sponge as nutrients attach themselves to it and in this way, they are easily transported into the plant walls. Think about the high prices of fertilizers and chemicals and then realize how valuable fulvic acids are as they can help reduce some of these costs.
Fulvic acid is very helpful to solubilize potassium and thus helps reduce application rates. Herbicides in turn, can also be reduced with the addition of fulvic acid and still have the same weed control. In this way, fulvic acid is often referred to as the ‘vehicle that carries nutrients from the soil into the plant.'
Here are a few advantages of Fulvic Acid:
- It can enhance cell division.
- It is a powerful organic electrolyte.
- It increases plant oxygen uptake.
- It stimulates the plants immune system.
- It offers drought protection.
- It can help dissolve minerals & trace elements.
- It can detoxify pollutants.
- It dissolves silica & magnifies the benefits of this element.
and the list goes on and on...
Fulvic acid is quickly becoming one of the most important 'tools' in a grower’s operation as it is so affordable and valuable. Our TrueHume Fulvic70 is a soluble organic powder and can be mixed with almost any foliar fertilizer as well as many chemicals.
If you can get your hands on a copy of Dr. William Jackson's award-winning book titled 'Organic Soil Conditioning' you will find a wealth of greatly researched information that will certainly amaze you.
Fulvic Acid - Perhaps the most productive input in agriculture today.
Call or email me at any time to learn more about fulvic acid and where to use it in your operation.