What is the manufacture process of potassium humate
After organic and sustainable development as the long-term development of mankind, the use of organic fertilizers which including humic acid/fulvic acid/seaweed extract,ect. has become more and more widespread. Today we will talk about one of them. Its name is potassium humate. When we use potassium humate, we are providing a high percentage of humic acids, and also a small amount of fulvic acids.
What is potassium humate?
Potassium humate shiny flakes is a 100% water-soluble powder product. Is has a high concentration and provides organic matter and potassium, so not only improves the soil in a physical, chemical and biological level, but also provides one of the three primary elements that every plant needs. It is recommended for its dilution in the water with which farmers prepare the mix and be used like the traditional liquid humic acids, to be applied to the soil through the fertirrigation system.
Which is the manufacture process of potassium humate?
For the manufacture of potassium humate, we start with mineral leonardite. After the proper treatment of this raw material, we obtain humic extracts of more quality and agronomically profitable.
Leonardite is a humified substance (vegetal material that is been decomposed since antiquity. It has a high content of organic matter and it is in the middle point between the turf and lignite total transformation to carbon. The manufacture process or extraction is complex and it is required the use of the needed raw materials in their right proportion to obtain an optimal extraction, which is done by potassium hydroxide (to get the best final product). The final result is a liquid product that is dried and commercialized in bags of different size.
The benefits of its use humate potassium are:
Addition of organic matter to deficient soils and increase of soil fertility.
Increase of vitality and root development.
Increase of the cation exchange capacity and improvement of nutrient absorption.
Increase of chlorophyll synthesis.
Improvement of seed germination.
Stimulation of beneficial microbial activity.
Improves the soil structure and the water retention capacity.
It naturally chelates the microelements of alkaline soils and increases its availability for plants.