PHOENIX, AZ (September, 2016) – Over the last half-century, the overuse of synthetic and chemical-based fertilizers has slowly destroyed the microbial life in agricultural soils. With the increased interest in sustainable agriculture, however, growers are looking for ways to replenish those vital microorganisms in the soil. Through years of research, BioFlora® has developed Humega® to assist in that microbial restoration process and restore soil ecology to depleted soils.
“Fertile soils are active living communities, populated with millions of microorganisms,” said Gloria Downing, microbiologist and plant pathologist at the Integrated Life Science Research Center (ILSRC), the research and development division of BioFlora. “When these elements are missing, plants struggle to survive and become vulnerable to pathogens and a variety of diseases. With Humega, we are working to create these microorganism-rich environments naturally by utilizing organic acids designed for optimal plant growth.”
Humega is an organic (OMRI Listed), biologically-based humic acid with a carbon base that facilitates soil tilth and boosts microbial activity. Dozens of scientific studies have documented humic acid’s beneficial effects on various types of crops. For instance, humic acid can increase plant growth and yield in cucumbers while increasing their uptake of nitrogen, phosphorous, potassium calcium and magnesium. A two-year test of humic acid’s effect on tomatoes found that it increased early and total yields in both years and increased total soluble solids and ascorbic acid content in the fruit. Another study documented humic acid’s role in increasing plant growth and biomass and reducing stress on rice plants when there’s a deficit of water.
BioFlora utilizes a proprietary extraction process that maximizes the integrity of the organic acids, and retains the natural microorganisms, in Humega. BioFlora’s field trials around the world have demonstrated that carbon and beneficial bacteria in Humega sustain the rate of plant growth. Derex Zellars, who spearheads product development in the ILSRC, states “Humega can also improve crops viability when water is scare.” The humic acid molecule can hold up the eight times its weight in water, which allows for increased yields even under drought conditions.
For maximum effectiveness, Humega should be applied in conjunction with fertilizers such as BioFlora’s Dry Crumbles® formulations. Farmers can purchase Humega directly from BioFlora or through our team of distributors, both in the United States and internationally (Visit www.bioflora.com/contact for location information.)
Growers embracing sustainable farming techniques are looking for a way to blend organic and conventional farming practices so that they can care for the earth while improving the health and production of their crops. With the help of Humega, they can effectively and efficiently achieve both goals.
BioFlora is a division of Global Organics® Group (GOG), an international life sciences company that develops and manufactures proprietary organic and sustainable plant nutrition products and natural ionic minerals for human and animal health. For more than 40 years GOG and its BioFlora® business have been committed to preserving the earth’s ecosystem while providing superior plant nutrient systems.
Located in Goodyear, Arizona, USA, GOG is able to serve customers both locally and globally with the use of Green Acres, its 1,200 acre research farm, as well as its USDA Permitted Integrated Life Science Research Center® (ILSRC). For more information about Global Organics® Group, or to interview CEO and Managing Partner Luke Blotsky, please contact Sarah Van Wyk at firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit www.globalorganicsgroup.com to learn more.