Humic and Fulvic acid products for sustainability & wellbeing
Damage to our environment caused from coal mining
CoalIS NOT Humate
Over the last 30 years interest in humic substances has heightened then suddenly waned several times. Here at BioAg we refer to this as the humate cycle. This sudden drop in interest is directly related to misinformation and humic/fulvic scams. Honest sellers of high quality, and thus effective, high fulvic humate prove by trials and farm use the amazing benefits of a few dollars of "REAL" humate. False or coal dust and brown coal sold as humates, with a much lower price tag, not only have a higher recommendation per acre but they don't work. Pretty soon people who are swindled by the coal peddlers make broad statements such as: "humate and fulvic acid doesn't work, it's a scam". The
original tests done with humate by Dr. Senn at Clemson in the 70"s that
got everyone excited was done with New Mexico high- grade, high fulvic
humate. The fact that later tests weren't so successful was due to the fact that oxidized coal was used, which
has a very low fulvic content.
As an industry, we can't place all the blame on the coal-peddlers...as they say one finger pointing out four pointing back. If our industry had agreed to a form of standardized testing, these issues would not be so prevelant and half our website would not be dedicated to such topics. As a company we are members of the International Humic Substance Society (IHSS) and support their recommended testing methods. The IHSS is striving to unify our industry under one acceptable testing method, which if accepted, should help elliviate many issues of confusion.
However, in the meantime please do not be fooled by misleading information or the shiny cheap price tag on such products. Unfortunately
people continue to buy into the use of "discount " humate and suffer
the consequences. Some pay a large price and result in soils that bind
up, crack and turn hard, greater erosion problems, low yields and other
problems. It is very important to remember that coal-based materials
can contain high levels of toxins including mercury, arsenic, lead,
hydrocarbons; results that are costly and environmentally damaging.
Do your homework! Humates are backed by years of peer reviewed research whereas coal is/can not. Anybody offering something black and calling it "Humate" should provide the evidence of its quality and effect on crops.