King’s Landing Humus, A Much Simpler and More Cost-Effective Way for Rapid Suppliment of Soil Organic Matter and Improving Soil Biology
Two of the most common methods used for rapidly increasing soil organic matter and improving soil biology are to add compost or to add humic substances.
Compost that is created on or near the farm from local source materials and using local microorganisms for the composting process is always the very best approach, when possible and practical. However, though homemade compost is rich in organic material, it is labor intensive and requires very large amounts (up to 5 tons/acre). A benefit is that the microorganisms responsible for composting the source material can travel along with the compost into the field. If compost is purchased rather than made on the farm, it can be difficult to know exactly what went into the making of it. If manures were incorporated, there may be undigested weed seeds and harmful bacteria present. Grass clippings may contain herbicides. Carbon and nutrient content will vary quite a bit depending on the source of the composted materials. Compost is bulky and can be difficult to transport and apply—and it can only be applied during times when crops are not growing in the field. Once applied, it may take further years to decompose before it fully adds to the soil humus. At an average cost of $60/ton, it can cost about $300/acre to apply ( before transportation charges, if any).
Humic substances on the other hand must be mined and purchased. Research has consistently shown that humics improve root mass and growth, enhance nutrient availability and uptake, and contribute to higher crop yield and quality. Though more expensive than compost, much smaller amounts per acre are required (150-200 lb/acre), resulting in a much smaller cost per application.
Here is a Comparison Overview:
Soil Humus Levels
Significant, long-lasting addition of carbon, directly adding to humus levels. Mined humic substances have 60%-70% humic/fulvic acids.
Rapidly decomposes, leaving minerals behind but releasing carbon into atmosphere as CO2. Good quality compost has about 5% humic/fulvic acids.
Will help existing nutrients to become mobile within the soil. Acts as a chelate complexing agent for N & P.
Minimal effect on existing soil nutrients. Inconsistent nutrient levels (depending on source material). No chelating effects.
Improves microbial diversity. Stimulates beneficial microbes. Does not contain microbial life.
May bring new microorganisms / pests / pathogens / undigested seeds to the soil.
Rapidly enhances soil structure. Detoxifies soils. Buffers soils from effects of heavy metals.
Slowly enhances soil structure. No detoxification effect. No buffering effect (may add heavy metals).
Highly consistent and stable carbon source.
Not consistent - dependent on source material (may contain varying carbon, nutrients, weed seeds, bacteria levels).
pH, CEC, Salt Levels
Neutralizes pH. Increases CEC (average is 800-1200; 10x to 20x over compost). Buffers salt.
May raise or lower pH. Minimally increases CEC. May add salt.
Concentrated biostimulant effect.
Diluted and highly variable biostimulant effect.
Lasting, high water-holding capacity. Holds up to 7x water weight.
Water-holding capacity is high, but it diminishes over time.
Health & Safety
No health or safety concerns.
May contain harmful bacteria, causing plant- or soil-borne diseases. May contain herbicides or pesticides.
Broadcast or spraying
Bulky to transport and apply.
Now we recommend our humic acid fertilizer, the King’s Landing Humus, a much simpler and more cost-effective way.
King’s Landing Humus is a functional slow release fertilizer consists with the PAT technology and the GO technology of the King’s Landing family. With simply broadcasting 100-150 g per fruit tree or maximum 150 kg per hectare to the surface of the soil, King’s Landing Humus can provide same efficacy comparing to deep banding tons of composts into the soil.
No digging, no trenching, no deep banding, one person can broadcast King’s Landing Humus for two hectares per day, and get slow release fertility lasting up to 90 days in return.
King’s Landing Humus contains premium quality humic acid, highly active beneficial bacteria and various chelated trace elements. In addition, it integrates the unique PAT technology and the GO technology of the King’s Landing family.
The PAT technology can enhance the conversion efficiency of the photosynthesis.
While the GO technology is a patented application in the agricultural field based on the modified graphene oxide technology. It can improve the water and fertilizer retention ability of the soil, the chelation with medium and trace elements, and the slow release of the fertility up to 90 days.
Meanwhile, King’s Landing Humus has a strong vertical penetration ability. So when King’s Landing Humus is broadcasted on the surface of the soil, it can penetrate deep enough to the suitable depth, so that the root system can spread deeper with stronger resistance to draught.
Based on the years field application feedback, King’s Landing Humus can provide:
Stronger water and fertilizer retention ability, especially suitable for the sloping or sandy field.
Improved soil structure against soil hardening caused by erosion and runoff.
Adjusted soil pH against salinity and acidification.
Improved soil microbial flora, assists to inhabit the infections of nematodes and soil-borne diseases.
Based on the strong fertility and long-lasting efficiency, the crops can be more productive with stronger roots and stems, greener and thicker leaves, more flower buds, bigger and beautiful fruits and faster coloring. In a more cost-effective way, King’s Landing Humus makes it easier to satisfy the high quality planting requirements in the whole growth season of crops.
King Quenson: Focus on Your Harvest.