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Scientists conclude humic substances mitigate water stress and promote growth of vegetables

At BioAg we often describe this beneficial effect as a secondary mechanism. Humic substances are known to increase overall root growth, nutrient availability and work beneficially with microbial and fungal activity. It makes sense then that healthier plants would handle stress better.

A recent study by Texas A&M AgriLife Research scientists at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center in Uvalde shows applying a soil amendment containing humic substances can positively affect vegetable growth and soil properties under different environments …

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