Humate is compressed, natural organic humus, containing most of the known trace elements. Organic materials and substances play an important part in the formation of fertile soil because they are a source of plant nutrients. Organic Humate matter has also a significant effect on the water holding capacity of many soils and plays a role in the plants? abilities to consume nutrients from the soil.
Humate can be utilized as a soil conditioner and soil supplement. It acts chemically with soils, whether alkaline or acidic, to protect plant roots from excessive amounts of soluble fertilizers placed too close to the seed at planting. It also has the same effect on growing plants when applied as a side or top dressing.