The United States Department of Agriculture has determined that only 7% of the chemical fertilizers applied to crops are utilized by the plants while the remaining 93% becomes “locked” as insoluble inorganic salts. This build-up of insoluble chemicals is one of the main factors that cause soil to become poor and less able to support healthy plant growth. Chemical accumulation causes the natural soil microbes to decline, thus further reducing soil viability. Soil microbes are necessary to convert organic and inorganic material into a bio-available form that the plant can use in order to grow and bear fruit. In addition, herbicides and pesticides can accumulate in the soil further damaging the natural soil microbial community.
GeoHumus™ contains a complimentary blend of naturally occurring microorganisms that restore soil that has been damaged by overuse of chemical fertilizers which build-up in the soil.
GeoHumus™ will breakdown inorganic salts into bio-available nutrients that can be utilized by the plants. By-products of this breakdown such as fatty acids and humates further stimulate plant growth and overall vigour. GeoHumus™ also contains microbes that will breakdown harmful toxins such as unspent herbicides and pesticides in the soil and other pollutants that could be contained in the irrigation water. These toxic substances are broken down into harmless fatty acids, CO2, and water. GeoHumus™ microbes will speed the breakdown of dead organic material such as carbohydrates, proteins, etc. converting them into soluble forms of nitrogen and phosphorous. In addition, GeoHumus™ will overgrow or competitively inhibit harmful or pathogenic microbes that may be present in soil.
Continued or seasonal use of GeoHumus™ will restore depleted and damaged soil and greatly reduce the quantity of chemical or organic fertilizer necessary in farming operations. For more information about product safety please check the Material Safety Data Sheet MSDS here.