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Old 06-13-2011, 08:28 AM
Smallaxe Smallaxe is offline
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Leonardite is Jurassic period compost. The liquid form has usually been activated and it's properties can readily be available for organic chelation of minerals for plant uptake along with it's plant health properties. Many dry humates are unprocessed or not activated and will take time to work in soils but that will give them a timed release mechanism for sandier soils.
Old compost forms humates, better than fresh compost... Or should we say that it has had time to be reduced to humates...
Now activated charcoal is basically uninhabited microscopic nooks and cranies that easily adsorb many other elements... Is this the same meaning for Leonardite?
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Old 06-26-2011, 07:16 PM
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Leonardite is Jurassic period compost. The liquid form has usually been activated and it's properties can readily be available for organic chelation of minerals for plant uptake along with it's plant health properties. Many dry humates are unprocessed or not activated and will take time to work in soils but that will give them a timed release mechanism for sandier soils.
True, most "dry" humates are not "activated", or soluble, but they are a stable form of humus/carbon. I use fertilizers with containing soluble humate, and a lenardite products that are coated with soluble humate.
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Old 07-03-2011, 11:14 AM
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Old compost forms humates, better than fresh compost... Or should we say that it has had time to be reduced to humates.?
Compost forms Humic substances and i would think older compost can form more over time too.

Humates are the term used for the resulting humic's extracted from leonardites or oxidized lignites.
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Old 08-15-2011, 08:08 PM
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How do you activate humate?
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