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Humic Acid

Humic acid is a principal component of humic substances, which are the major organic constituents of soil (humus), peat, coal, many upland streams, dystrophic lakes, and ocean water. It is produced by biodegradation¬†of dead organic…

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Total organic carbon

Total organic carbon (TOC) is the amount of carbon bound in an organic compound and is often used as a non-specific indicator of water quality or cleanliness of pharmaceutical manufacturing equipment. A typical analysis for TOC measures both the…

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How is cation exchange capacity generated in the soil?

Cation exchange capacity measures the ability of the soil to attract, hold onto, and exchange positively charged particles. These positively charged particles are called cations, as opposed to negatively charged particles that are called anions.…

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Humic Acid’s Role in Fertilization

Humic acid is technically not a fertilizer, although in some walks people do consider it that. Humic acid is an effective agent to use as a complement to synthetic or organic fertilizers. In many instances,…