Healthy soils are a cornerstone to all ecosystems on earth. We want to become the leading company in restoring the farmland humus layer.
The use of our products and know how shall restore soil health, provide higher yields, more nutritious crops and reduce the dependency of chemical fertilizers and water irrigation by 50 %.
Soil productivity is defined by its Cation Exchange Capacity (CEC)
The CEC is directly depending of the humus level of the soil (organic matter) and the soil pH. A good fertile soil has a CEC over 300 mmol/100 grams. A leached soil may have a CEC as low as 50 mmol/100 grams.
All soils with high CEC are rich in humus substances and organic matter. A humus rich soil needs on average 50% less nutrients, compared to a leached soil, to be able to yield the same crops, and has a multiple lower nitrogen leakage.
All soils with a low CEC are dependent on chemical fertilizers to produce good yields. The lower the CEC, the greater the amount of applied nitrogen is leached into nature. Soils with a low CEC also have poor ability to absorb water and become sensitive to drought
CEC - a comparison
CEC – how it works
“The ability of the soil to absorb water and nutrients in the root zone, so that the micro life and plants can utilize them.”
Humates and fulvates are liquid compost – with extremely high CEC
Humates have a CEC of between 400 – 600 mmol and Fulvates a CEC of 1200 – 1500 mmol. When applied they greatly increase the soil’s ability to bind and make nutrients available.
They are also a source of food and fuel for the soil microbes. When the microbes break down the humic substances, new organic complexes are formed. New soil is created. Humates also react with minerals to form porous organic complexes that bind excess nutrients. The ability of the soil to breathe and absorb water increases significantly and has a positive impact on the plant root system.
Humus substances also have a buffering effect on soil PH and increase soil resistance to acidification
This is how our fertilizers work
Our Humus-based fertilizers improve soil productivity by restoring the humus levels and significantly increasing the soil Cation Exchange Capacity.
This improves yields and water retention capacity of the soil and the need for nitrogen is reduced with up to 50 %. The soil resistance to acidification is also increased.
Humates- and fulvates are liquid or dry and easy to distribute via irrigation systems or other present equipment used by the farmer
- 100 – 200 litres of concentrated liquid humates per hectare per hektar mixed 1/50 – 1/100 with water, alternatively 10 – 20 kg concentrated dry powder/pasta
- Nitrogen may be reduced by 30 % – 40 %
- Increased CEC increases the harvest significantly the first year and reduces water consumption with 30 – 50 %
Benefits of Ecofarma humates (humic acid)
- Reacts with nutrients and forms a more porous soil structure
- Increases the availability of nutrients and binds excessive nutrients
- Increases the soil water retention capacity and reduces nutrient leakage
- Increases soil oxygenation
- Stimulates the plant root system
- Improves resistance to acifification
Benefits of Ecofarma Fulvates (Fulvic acid)
- Binds to (chelate) the minerals in the fertilizer so that they appear in organic forms that are more easily absorbed by the plant cells
- Nutrient absorption improves by between 1.5 and 2.5 times for potassium, calcium, boron and sodium, but also for nitrogen and phosphorus
- Increases cell metabolism and the ability of the plant to grow at lower temperatures
- Strengthens cell walls and plant stalks
- Increases plant resistance to drought.