Humic Products and How they Benefit Soil and Plant Health

Humic Products and How they Benefit Soil and Plant Health

Earth Smart Solutions has been a distributor of The Andersons Humic Products since 2016.

Interest in humic products has been consistently growing each year as growers of all sizes, from large scale farmers to household gardeners, are looking at ways to improve and maximize soil health, using natural products, in order to increase yields.

Why Humic Acid?

Humic acid promotes healthy soils, which promotes healthy plants. Healthy soils provide many benefits for plants, including:

    • Physical support
    • Air supply and flow
    • Water
    • Support for cooling, nutrient transport and photosynthesis (energy production)
    • Temperature moderation
    • Plant root protection
    • Toxin protection
    • Nutrients essential for growth

Humic Acids Promote Healthy Soils

Provide Soil Carbon

Humic acids provide an oxidized carbon source which stimulates the soil microbiology and beneficial organisms.

Provide Microbes with a Place to Live and Food to Eat

When these microbes are supported, they will promote soil and plant health.

    • Make nutrients available to plants in the organic form
    • Promote soil structure
    • Produce plant growth hormones
    • Protect plant from pathogens

Modify the Soil Structure

Humic acids modify the soil structure to improve:

    • Aggregate stability
    • Water infiltration and holding capacity
    • Aeration
    • Soil tilth


Add Cation Exchange Material to the Soil

Humic acids add cation exchangeable material to the soil. Cation Exchange Capacity (CEC) is the amount of cations (nutrients) a soil can sustain.

    • High CEC = high nutrient retention and fertility
    • Activates key soil chemistry

Why Humic Products from The Andersons?

The Andersons range of humic products contain a highly available, soil-active carbon source that is delivered using the latest humic acid granule technology. The Andersons offer a complete line of technologically-advanced, easy-to-handle products superior to others on the market today.

The Andersons humic offering includes products that can be used in granular or liquid application throughout the growing season. 

We offer their Dispersing Granule (DG) Products:

  • Humic DG:  To learn more about Humic DG click here 
  • Black Gypsum DG:  To learn more about Black Gypsum DG click here

Please contact us at 1-866-444-7174 or via email at if you have any questions and for more information.

Source:  The Andersons Website, Blog:  Product Overview - Dispersing Granule (DG) Products