Found in healthy soils, sediments, and large bodies of water, Fulvic acid is one of the best biostimulants found in nature and one of the three types of substances that make up humus—the organic matter in soil.
Fulvic acid is also known for its ability to increase growth and yield of plants in both soil and hydroponics.
H-G Fulvic Food
How does fulvic acid benefit plants?
These fulvic acid molecules are active, fast-acting, and make excellent foliar sprays that improve the uptake of minerals, stimulate plant growth, and improve the plant’s natural resistance to environmental stresses.
Fulvic acid is a chelator. Chela means claw, so chelates are organic molecules that attach to mineral ions like a claw, holding them tightly enough so they don’t get locked up in the soil, but loosely enough so they are available to the plant on demand.
Six of the most important benefits of fulvic acid for plants are:
1. Increased Root Health
Root proliferation is a benefit of fulvic acid. Multiple studies have shown that fulvic acid stimulates root growth and increases branching and root hair development.
2. Enhanced Germination
Studies have shown that fulvic acid is able to enhance seed germination and stimulate the metabolisms of plants.
3. Improved Nutrient Absorption
Fulvic acid makes a great foliar spray, allowing trace elements such as copper, iron, zinc, and manganese to be better absorbed through the leaves.
4. Enhanced Chlorophyll Synthesis
Fulvic acid interacts with sunlight to enhance photosynthesis. This can be particularly valuable during prolonged cloudy periods.
5. Conditioned Soil
Fulvic acid can detoxify pollutants in the soil by absorbing toxins. This reduces soil-life damage and can also aid in the creation of fertile new soils.
6. Improved Moisture Storage
Fulvic acid is like a charged organic sponge that holds moisture and contributes to the nutrient-storing ability of healthy soils.
Research shows that plants start to respond to fulvic acid in as little as four hours, and vigorous root growth and stress recovery is often evident in as little as two days. So before you give up on your precious seedlings, try a little H-G Fulvic Food first.
One week after plant emergence or transplanting, simply spray H-G Fulvic Food on plant foliage and soil media every 7-14 days. Apply one spray pump per week from week two through week four. After week four, apply one spray pump every 7-14 days.
Experiment with H-G Fulvic Food and before long, you will be on your way to healthier and heartier plants!