Learn About Humic Growth Solutions

Learn About Humic Growth Solutions

Earth Smart Solutions is an Authorized Distributor of Humic Growth Solutions (HGS), the world’s largest manufacturer of organically certified, wet chemistry activated, 100% water soluble humic acids.

Humic Growth Solutions is a world leading manufacturer and supplier of organic bio-stimulant products, specializing in the wet chemistry extraction/activation of humic and fulvic acids. 

The extraction process is started with the highest quality raw material humate available, mined from the best known humate deposits in North America and arguably the world. These humate deposits have low concentrations of heavy metals and high concentrations of humic and fulvic acids. Consequently HGS products have heavy concentrations of functional carbons (humin, humic and fulvic acids).

Using their wet chemistry extraction process, they activate the humate molecules (humic acid), making them functional carbons. Extracted/activated humates (humic acid) enhance: metabolic activity, chelation, complexation, buffering, nutrient translocation, aggregate stability and soil health.

The benefits of functional carbons are extensive and include:

  • Enhances nutrient uptake and use efficiency
  • Improves germination rates
  • Increases soil water holding capacity
  • Reduces synthetic fertilizer dependency
  • Maximizes yield
  • Cultivates sustainability

HGS's  wet chemistry extraction/activation process and micro-quad filtration technology guarantees the purest humic acid in the world.

Their humic acid products (potassium humate) are available in liquid, spray dried powder and patented water-soluble granule form and are all manufactured in the USA.

Below are some frequently asked questions we receive about HGS and their products.


    How does Humi[K] improve efficiency of nutrient use?

    Functional humic substances are scientifically proven to:

    • chelate and complex calcium, magnesium, zinc, iron, manganese, along with other nutrients, making them more readily available in soil solution chemistry and in plants
    • help prevent nutrients from being flushed out of the soil

    Thus, with the addition of humic substances you can better retain bioavailable nutrients in and around the root zone. Also, because of buffering capacities in the soil, the translocation of the micro and macronutrients are more efficient and homogeneous.

    What makes Humi[K] superior quality?

    HGS’s humic acid (potassium humate) consists of highly oxidized sub-bituminous humalite that originates from the decomposition of organic plant matter in Northern Canada. Per numerous studies by the International Humic Substances Society (IHSS), humic substances have various chelating, buffering, and complexing capacities. This raw material mined in Northern Canada is truly humified material from plant matter combined with the high biological activity of microorganisms. This humic acid source is similar to the commonly found leonardite (lignite coal), but HGS’s source contains a higher concentration of humic and fulvic acids and significantly lower levels of ash and heavy metals, such as lead, arsenic, and mercury.

    How does HGS activate humic acid molecules to make them more functional?

    HGS uses a wet chemistry extraction process to activate the humic acid molecule, making them more functional and enhancing their abilities: CEC, buffering, chelation and complexation. 

    As a side note, other methods of non-alkaline extraction do not activate those functional humate groups, thus drastically reducing the benefits. 

    What are the benefits of using extracted/activated humic acid?

    One of the major benefits of using Humi[K] WSG (extracted/activated humic acid) is that its application and utilization by soil and plants can be predicted much more accurately than raw leonardites or other raw humate products. It is nearly impossible to predict if, how, or when the humic acids from raw leonardites will ever be released or utilized by the plants and soil. With Humi[K] WSG, the usage rates can be narrowed down to within small margins and the overall response to crops can be achieved with only 1/100 of the typically used rate of leonardites or other raw humic substances.

    For more information please contact your local Earth Smart Solutions representative or contact our head office at 1-888-444-7174 or via email at info@earth-smart-solutions.com. 


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