PotassiumHuMates stabilises or assists in the degradation of toxic substances such as: nicotine, aflatoxins, antibiotics, shallots, and most organic pesticides. In the microbial degradation process not all of the carbon contained within these toxins is released as CO2. A portion of these toxic molecules, primarily the aromatic ring compounds are stabilised and integrated within the complex polymers of humic substances.
Humic substances have electrically charged sites on their surfaces which function to attract and inactivate pesticides and other toxic substances.
For this reason the Environmental Protection Agency in the USA recommends the use of humates for clean up of toxic waste sites. Many bioremediation companies apply humate based compounds to toxic waste sites as a part of their clean up program. Growers interested in cleaning up their soils (destroying various toxic pesticides) can accelerate the degradation of poisons (toxins) by applying humic substances.
The presence of humic substances within saline soils (those soils which contain high salt concentrations, e.g. sodium chloride) aid in the transmutation of the sodium ions. The transmutation reactions, a biological process that occurs within living organisms, result in the combining of sodium with a second element, such as oxygen, to form a new element.
Application of humins, humic acids, and fulvic acids to saline soils, in combination with specific soil organisms, results in a reduction in the concentration of sodium salts (e.g. NaCI). The reduction is not correlated with a leaching of the salt, rather with an increase in the concentration of other elements. The addition of humic substances to soils containing excessive salts can help reduce the concentration of those salts. By reducing the salt content of a soil its fertility and health can be “brought back” to provide a more desirable environment for plant root growth.
Harmful soil enzymes are stabilised and inactivated by humic substances. Once stabilised and bound to the humic substances enzyme activity is greatly reduced or ceases to function.
These enzyme stabilisation processes help to restrict the activity of potential plant pathogens. As the potential plant pathogen releases enzymes designed to break down the plants defenses, the pathogens enzymes become bound to humic substances. As a result the pathogens are unable to invade potential host plants.
Increase efficiency of chemical fertilier
Potassium humate combines the advantages of inorganic fertilizer and farmyard manure and is superior to them. It has a good nutrient release regulation function. It is a good controlled release fertilizer, so that the nutrient is not too early, and the later nutrients are not too low. The fertilizer curve is stable. Potassium humate can also regulate the release rate through physical and chemical biotechnology to achieve two-way regulation of sustained release and sustained release. The balance between the supply of nutrients in the fertilizer and the demand for nutrients in the crop is basically synchronized to achieve a dynamic balance.
Ordinary chemical fertilizers (such as urea, 50% – 60% potassium fertilizer, diammonium phosphate, etc.) are easy to produce soil compaction and water and gas pollution, potassium humate can be avoided or significantly reduced. And obviously high crop yield, improve crop quality, improve crop nutrient content, nitrate content, color, aroma, taste and storability. It is the material basis for agricultural clean production and green food with environmental protection functions. The loss of potassium humate is low, the utilization rate is high, the plant absorption is stable, and the yield and quality are improved in both directions. Potassium humate is a “green” potash fertilizer for agricultural application, and is a substitute for ordinary agricultural potassium chloride and potassium sulfate. Potassium humate is suitable for any crop and can also be applied in combination with common fertilizers.