American Humus™ Benefits
To begin with, tons of compost may be replaced by a few liters or pounds of American Humus™ that will have a positive impact on agricultural productivity and the environment. In farming, American Humus™ enhances the growth of beneficial microbes. It plays an important role by enhancing soil fertility and plant health naturally. American Humus™ also provides a biological and chemical bridge between plants and minerals in three ways: physical, chemical and biological.
- American Humus™ improves the structure of soil by helping break up compacted, heavy clay soils, allowing for enhanced water penetration and better root zone growth and development.
- In sandy soils, it adds essential organic material necessary for water retention, thus improving root growth and enhancing the soil’s ability to retain and not leach out vital plant nutrients.
- It helps the soil to loosen and crumble, thus increasing soil aeration and workability.
- It also increases the soil’s water-holding capacity, thus helping plants to resist drought, prevent surface water runoff and soil erosion.
- American Humus™ possesses various functional groups with high cation exchange capacity (CEC) such as carbonyl, carboxylic, enolic and phenolic groups.
- It acts as a natural chelating agent for slow release of plant nutrients and reduced leaching.
- It also improves the buffering properties of soil.
- American Humus™ enhances the growth and proliferation of beneficial microorganisms in soil.
- It also enhances plant growth by accelerating cell division and stimulating root growth.
- It activates the formation of chlorophyll, sugars and amino acids in plants and aids in photosynthesis.
- It also increases the bio-availability of nutrients, especially phosphorus, to the plants.
- It reduces the harmful effects of salts on plants.