Welcome to the
Myths vs. Realities page. If you have been
trying to research information on humic acids, you probably know how difficult
it is to find the information you need. How do these products work, why do
they work, how much do I need? Unfortunately, humic acids are extremely
complex substances, and much of the information available is the same
information reformatted over and over again.
Here at TeraVita Ltd, we are extremely fortunate to be working with Dr. Boris V. Levinsky, a world-renowned colloidal scientist and advanced humic acid researcher for over 45 years!
This page is his outlet for common misconceptions about humic acids that he feels the public needs to understand. His dedication to science and the preservation of the environment have been his passion for his entire life. His Russian heritage has instilled in him a strong desire to help everyone and his humble goal is to educate anyone who wants to learn.
The cheapest and the most effective way to improve the fertility of
soils is to apply raw lignites (Leonardites) from New Mexico or North Dakota
at their recommended application rates of 250 – 1000 pounds per acre. By
penetrating a soil the Fulvic and Humic Acids of these lignites slowly
dissolve, stimulating growth and plant development.
Myth #2: The
usage of soluble humates in their dry powder form is not economical because of
their high manufacturing cost. The only method of their production is
through the extraction of humic acids from lignites with the help of alkaline
solutions and then further evaporating and drying the liquid into powder.
Liquid Humic Acid solutions are dangerous for foliar application
because they have caustic soda content.
Only Fulvic Acids are responsible for plant growth stimulation and development,
while the Humic Acids are responsible for improving the soil’s structure.
Humic acids penetrating a soil with a pH lower than 7 will cause the humic
acids to precipitate into insoluble forms.