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Why you choose mineral fulvic acid rather than biochemical one

March 10, 2021

Why you choose mineral fulvic acid rather than biochemical one?

Fulvic acid is the element found in humates, the highly nutritious layer of the earth formed over millions of years of compression. Within humic substances, fulvic acid works to activate the nutrients within soil so that they can be better utilized by plants. Like its action in soil, once extracted, fulvic acid serves as an essential vehicle that carries vitamins and minerals to the right places within our bodies. Over the past several decades, scientific research has uncovered more information about how fulvic acid can improve plant growth and increase yield.

With the popularization and promotion of humic acid fertilizers and increasingly serious soil problems, there is an increasing demand for fulvic acid in the market. At present, biochemical potassium fulvic acid has appeared, which has a low price and a more significant effect compared to humic acid products. It is increasingly sought after by the public. So what is the difference between it and fulvic acid from mineral sources? Why choose mineral fulvic acid? Below information will introduce the differences between the two from four aspects.

First of all, in terms of formation, mineral potassium fulvic acid is a small molecular organic compound extracted from lignite. It is the most valuable part of humic acid for agricultural production and soil restoration. Biochemical products are currently fermented from sucrose, monosodium glutamate, and paper scraps.

Why you choose mineral fulvic acid rather than biochemical one

Secondly, the dosage is different. The dosage of mineral potassium fulvic acid is only 1/10 of the dosage of biochemical potassium fulvic acid. Taking base fertilizer as an example, the amount of mineral source per mu is 300-500g, while the amount of biochemical fertilizer is 5-10 kg or more.

Third, the composition is different. Because the mineral fulvic acid is rich in functional groups and has high activity and it contains 60-70 kinds of mineral elements, which is exactly what the soil needs to supplement. The main components of biochemical fulvic acid are polysaccharides, lignin, protein, and few functional groups. Therefore, mineral-source fulvic acid is naturally much better than ordinary biochemical fulvic acid in terms of plant quality enhancement and soil remediation.

In addition, mineral fulvic acid is the essence formed by animal and plant remains, and the organic matter content is much higher than that of biochemical fulvic acid.

Fourth, the mineral fulvic acid has a unique structure and is suitable for fertilizer addition and does not absorb moisture. The biggest shortcoming of biochemical fulvic acid is that it is easy to absorb moisture. When used as a functional fertilizer and compound fertilizer additive, more than 25 kg mixed in 1ton of compound fertilizer additive will cause the fertilizer to become sludge. This is determined by its innate structure, and there is no effective solution in the industry.

So how do we distinguish them? There are two simple ways. The first is to separate them from taste. Biochemical fulvic acid generally has an odor, while mineral-derived fulvic acid has no taste. In addition, the biochemical fulvic acid is easy to be damp in the wind, and the mineral potassium fulvate will absorb moisture unless it is in a particularly humid environment.