Humic Acid a Boon for Sustainable Agriculture


Humic Acid: In the present day situations, most of the soils are unable to uptake the plant nutrients present in the soil due to various reasons like very acidic or alkaline conditions, dryness, Water logging etc. So to overcome, use of humic acid is the best solution to promote sustainable agriculture.

With the absence of humic acid in soils, the nutrients we apply through fertilizers will be inaccessible to plants, so it’s totally a waste of money and time of the farmer. Thus, application of humic acid play a very important role in nutrient uptake and Plant growth.


Humic Acid in Soil


Humic acid are very large & complex molecules extracted from organic matter and have been used in many ways for plant production. These acids are an excellent natural and organic way to provide plants and soil with a concentrated dose of essential nutrients, Vitamins and trace elements.

Regular Application of Humic Acid


Let us also know the difference between HUMATE and HUMIC ACID. In simple words Humic is aroduct of Humate.


Difference between Humate and Humic Acid


Benefits of Humic Acid in Soil:

Important feature of humic acid is its ability to bind insoluble metal ions, oxides and hydroxides and to release them slowly to plants when required. Due to this property, humic acids are known to produce three types of effects on plants like Physical, chemical and Biological effect. 

  • Improved Soil Structure.

Humic acid physically modifies the structure of the soil by increased water holding capacity of soil, good aeration of the soil and thus promotes more space for root growth and bacterial activity.


Soil Lows and Highs of Humic Acid


  • Helps in maintaining Soil pH and Nutrient uptake to plants.

It neutralizes both acidic and alkaline soils and regulates the pH level of soils and it promotes the conversion of nutrient elements like N, P, K, Fe, Zn in to available forms due to increased cation exchange capacity.

Soil rich and deficit in Humic Acid


  • Improved Microbial Growth.

It improves the Microbial growth in 2 ways, one by releasing large amount of Carbon which is a food for Microbes and due to their large size they provide a source for microflora colonization.

Due to the modified and Improved soil structure, Benefits of Humic acid for plants as follows:

  1. Increases the germination capacity and Viability of seeds.

  2. Stimulates the root growth, especially vertical growth of roots and hence helps in better uptake of nutrients.

  3. Increases the Drought tolerance.

  4. Helps in new roots formation and root respiration.

  5. Physical appearance and nutritional value of the produce is enhanced.

  6. Increase in Production and Quality of the Produce.


Method of Application of Humic acid to Plants:


Humic acid now available in both the liquid form and Granular form.

Liquid and Granular form

Some of the best Humic acids you can use for your plants are:


Granular Formulation:  Ecohume Gr  - 8-10 kg/Acre, Humizyme Gold   (8-10 kg/Acre),

Liquid Formulation:  Humesol(1 Ltr/Acre),Tapas Pushti Humic acid (5 ml/ltr), Zaenabio Bio Hume (1 Ltr/Acre), Prime 1515(1-2 ltr/Acre), V Hume (1-2 Ltr/Acre).

 Few of the Humate Containing Products are:


Original Organic Humate, Gold Humate Nutrient, Rebirth etc.


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Disclaimer: The performance of the product (s) is subject to usage as per manufacturer guidelines. Read enclosed leaflet of the product(s) carefully before use. The use of this product(s)/ information is at the discretion of user.


  • Vijay padmakar mahakude

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  • Vijay

    Thank u so much for the information and the article. It’s a very informative information to farming. Please continue

  • Jagannath Singh Mahendra Pratap Singh

    use of humic acid.

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