Humic Acid’s Effect on Soils
Light Sandy Soils
In soils low in humus, RootBooster coats the sand particles, increases the cation exchange capacity (CEC), and increases the ability of the soil to retain nutrients and water. Nutrients, in particular nitrogen, would normally be washed away in sandy soils. But by adding humic acid, RootBooster prevents nutrients from leaching into the groundwater and instead keeps nutrients in the soil where they are readily available to plants.
Compacted Clay Soils
RootBooster Plus aerates compacted soils and improves soil structure. With RootBooster, soil can be more easily penetrated by water, nutrients, oxygen and roots.
Soils Rich in Humus
Adding RootBooster to your turf program creates a healthy soil structure with the proper flow of air and water, an improved cation exchange capacity, and a healthy soil biodiversity that allows good microorganisms to flourish. Nutrients are retained in the soil and remain available for plant uptake.
Adding RootBooster buffers difficult soils to create a more neutral pH range, thus releasing nutrients in a soluble form for plant uptake.