Dry vs. Liquid Humate

Discussion in 'Organic Lawn Care' started by JoJo1990, Jun 5, 2011.

  1. Smallaxe

    Smallaxe LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 10,081

    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?
  2. NattyLawn

    NattyLawn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,643

    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.
  3. clips

    clips LawnSite Member
    from ca
    Posts: 1

    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.
  4. UKblue

    UKblue LawnSite Member
    from KY
    Posts: 17

    How do you activate humate?

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