Advice & Recommendations

Over 30 Reasons Why Ferbon Bio-humate Soil Conditioners & Fertilizers Should Be a Regular Part of Your Cropping Program

 

  1. Reduce cost and use of pesticides, herbicides & fungicides.
  2. Therefore reduce risks to yourself, family, farm animals & environment.
  3. Hence also reduce ground water problems.
  4. Reduce nitrogen inputs and losses.
  5. Decrease soil compaction due to increased microbial action in a more balanced soil.
  6. Over time, have less weed pressures.
  7. Hold more moisture in soil aggregate structures.
  8. Reduce erosion with a soil structure more open yet better bonded and more friable.
  9. Reduce risk of crop failure in dry conditions due to soil moisture reserve.
  10. Enhance survival opportunities for beneficial microbes both indigenous and corrective.
  11. Lower disease and pest pressure.
  12. Move profitably toward a more enlivened productive soil.
  13. If raising stock, benefit from better mineral uptake into feed/pasture and less problems with stock.
  14. Supply secure home or restored mycorrhizal fungi, so leading to reducing calcium leaching.
  15. Deepen aerobic zone in soil for greater spread of the crop's fine feeder roots.
  16. Longer lasting and superior to deep litter fowl manure and other animal manures; due to better moisture holding capacity, reduced bulk density and improves utilisation of inorganic fertilizers.
  17. Cumulative benefit occurs to soil system NOT progressive degradation.
  18. No nasty smells unlike anaerobic fertilizers and animal and fowl manures.
  19. No nasty pathogens that can come with undecomposed animal manures.
  20. Balanced blend of fast & slow releasing soil and plant nutrients.
  21. Assists turned in cover crops to detoxify the soil by adsorbing crop break down products so preventing future troubles with sterilising and preservative effects of the tilled in green manure.
  22. Biomasses in the various Bio-humate products contain multitudes of microbes that assist progressive releasing of locked up phosphates and other soil nutrients.
  23. All Ferbon Bio-humates contain high levels of humic and fulvic organic complexes; other components are synergistic and not fillers.
  24. Assists to open up high clay structures so that plant feeder roots can source more minerals.
  25. Due to their natural inherent high cation holding ability, Bio-humates progressively increase soil total cation exchange capacity so enabling retention of more cations for gradual release to meet the needs of the growing plant for additional mineral elements.
  26. Reduce spraying costs such as fuel, mechanical wear, soil compaction and labour due to improved plant well being requiring fewer protective or control sprays.
  27. Other benefits that are noticed over more than 15 years of practical use in South Australia: include increased nutrient levels in grapes, cereal and vegetable crops, leading to much higher resale prices and greater demand.
  28. Reduce and gradually turn around acidification of soil including a compounding effect due to increasing beneficial aerobic fungal multiplication. Can blend in Bio-humates with other minerals suggested by analysis, including calcium.
  29. Reduce need for nematode sprays due providing to the foundation support for the living beneficial soil food web regeneration.
  30. Allow growers to work with nature not fighting against nature's natural cleaner-uppers of inferior lower quality foods due to the lack of adequate levels humic complexes in soil and crop.
  31. Stabilise nitrogens, phosphates, sulphates and borates within humic/humus complexes so that these anions do not so readily flush away out of the reach of feeder hair roots.
  32. Very high levels of Humic/ humus complexes mean improved soil buffering ability.
  33. Natural phenolics in Ferbon Bio-humates can assist toward reducing fusarium problems.
  34. No smelly manures with potential health and handling problems.
  35. May be blended with additional mineral rock fertilizers, as happens in natural forest environment.
  36. Blood & Bone has far fewer cumulative benefits than the Ferbon Bio-humate granular products and is not as natural a product of decomposition. Ferbon Bio-humate and associated Bio-humate organic fertilizers, soil conditioners and biological inputs are following closest to the way natural fertility works.

Why are humic acid complexes in the Ferbon Bio-humate and Organic Fertilizers so vital and beneficial?

BIOLOGICAL BENEFITS:

  1. Act as an organic catalyst to stimulate plant enzymes.
  2. Stimulates growth and proliferation of desirable soil micro-organisms.
  3. Increases root respiration and formation.
  4. Stimulates root growth, especially lengthwise.
  5. Increases the permeability of plant membranes, promoting the uptake of nutrients.
  6. Increase protein levels of plants.
  7. Increase germination of seed and viability.
  8. Stimulate plant growth by accelerating cell division, increasing the rate of development in root systems, and increasing the yield of dry matter.

CHEMICAL BENEFITS:

  1. Chelates metal ions under alkaline conditions.
  2. Rich in both organic and mineral substances essential to plant growth.
  3. Promotes the conversion of a number of elements into forms available to plants.
  4. Buffer against many toxic agents in the soil.

PHYSICAL BENEFITS

  1. Make soil more friable or crumbly.
  2. Improve soil workability.
  3. Improve seed bed.
  4. Increase capacity of plant roots to forage more efficiently over greater, deeper soil areas.