BioHumate application offers the following benefits to the crop:
Organic matter in the soil not only affects soil structure and the micro fauna but also influences the cation exchange capacity and thus the availability of nutrients. Plants are able to make strong roots through improved root growth and availability.
The stimulatory effect is also evident in the plant from the earliest point. Seeds dressed with BioHumate show improved germination rates. Root growth is stimulated and more robust top growth is produced when soil is treated with BioHumate or when sprayed after emergence. A healthy plant with a strong root system not only makes more use of available nutrients but also exhibits better disease resistance.
Root and stem development are important factors not only in the establishment of a robust plant, but also in enabling the plant to avoid and resist fungal diseases. Many plants have root exudates that deter fungal attack. Rapid root growth also provides a tougher root, resistant to penetration by soil fungi such as Pythium, and rapid stem growth moves vulnerable leaves away from the soil surface and from potential contamination by Rust, Septoria etc.
The efficiency of applied chemicals (pesticides and fertilisers) is also improved when BioHumate is used as uptake is increased. As a result, BioHumate application allows for reductions in inputs, and recent trial work has shown that fertiliser levels can be reduced, together with fewer applications of fungicides, whilst maintaining yield and quality. On soils low in organic matter or fertility, crop yields are improved.
For best results apply 3L/ha before sowing.
A further 3L/ha should be applied alongside fertiliser treatment at the post-emergence stage, and a further 3L/ha one month later.
For soils with very low organic matter levels (1.5% or less), use 8L/ha on the first application.
Consult safety and technical data sheets above for further details.
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