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Post by Hamad Ahmed Kisana » January 8th, 2013, 4:28 pm

can we use humic acid as fertilizer and soil conditiner for flowering plant(annuals)s and if yes then in how much quantity.it is available in 2 kg packing worth rs 550 in local market (sheikhupura) for seasonal crops like wheat and rice

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Post by Farhan Ahmed » January 8th, 2013, 5:13 pm

i Have doubts about the price. I checked couple of days back and it was 4 Kg for Rs.400.

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Post by UMARKHANMARDAN » January 8th, 2013, 6:59 pm

20 kg for Rs 1800.but there are still doubts about this fertilizer & too many complaints from the professional farmers.

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Post by Hamad Ahmed Kisana » January 8th, 2013, 8:58 pm

sorry for typing error it was 5 kg for rs 550 ..but my question is still there that is it useful for annual flowers or not.?

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Post by Farhan Ahmed » January 8th, 2013, 9:10 pm

Kindly see topic
viewtopic.php?f=15&t=1352&p=10647&hilit ... cid#p10647

In simple terms humic acid is not a fertilizer and does not directly effect plant growth(disputed though), it effects indirectly by improving poor soil through improving soil porosity as well as water retention, fertilizer retention, microbial activity and lowering of PH which makes micro nutrients available to plants.

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Re: humic acid

Post by M Farooq » January 9th, 2013, 1:56 am

hakraza wrote:can we use humic acid as fertilizer and soil conditiner for flowering plant(annuals)s and if yes then in how much quantity.it is available in 2 kg packing worth rs 550 in local market (sheikhupura) for seasonal crops like wheat and rice
Cow's dung (gober) is a decent source of humic acids. No need to buy a separate expensive source I guess. Humic acid is the brown coloured fraction that we see from water leached from organic rich soils. Unfortunately, even to date, nobody exactly knows what humic acids are. It is really a complex mixture of organic acids & perhaps polymers. So this is not a "true" fertilizer with known composition.

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Re: humic acid

Post by Muhammad Arif Khan » January 9th, 2013, 9:32 am

Recommended dose on the packet is 1Kg/acre. It is worth a try.

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Re: humic acid

Post by Izhar » January 9th, 2013, 9:54 am

as a matter of fact ...using humic acid (as potassium humate) significantly reduced the plant's overall growth.. will post the pics of my amaranthus tricolor... not recommended by me atleast...

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Post by Hamad Ahmed Kisana » January 9th, 2013, 5:10 pm

mixed conclusins here so i will not use it because majority is not in favour ...thanks for guiedance

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Re: humic acid

Post by M Farooq » January 10th, 2013, 8:44 am

hakraza wrote:mixed conclusins here so i will not use it because majority is not in favour ...thanks for guiedance
Potassium humate, as Izhar shb would know, is a salt of weak organic "acids" and thus it is alkaline. From the pH data I have, potassium humate suspension would have a pH of 9-10 which is really bad for most plants. I was reading a thesis on the effect of potassium humate on wheat. It was shown to have no effect. And as I said earlier, natural gober has tons of humic acids. Whatever is coming from natural is best for plants. Applying expensive humic acid perhaps as same as buying "mineral water" to feed plants when ordinary tap water works the best.

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Aziz itna hi rakho ke jee sambhal jaye
Abb itna bhee na chaho kay dam nikal jaye!


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