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  humic acid supplements
From: Lester Kallus <lkallus at earthlink.net> on 1999.07.05 at 07:15:53(3486)
My tree service folks were here this past week. They asked if I wanted a
humic acid supplement applied to some of my tropicals. I declined after I
looked at the ingredients. The ingredients included (and I'm doing this
from memory) Vitamin B1 & B6 and "Essential Amino Acids". There were also
some trace elements.

From: "Guerin, Chelsea MI USA zone 5b NARGS Great Lakes" at cissus.mobot.org on 1999.07.05 at 21:41:18(3487)
The first 'humic acid' supplement that was marketed in a big way to tree
service professionals was/is a product named ROOTS, which was developed
at some level (maybe by some grad students, I really don't know) at the
Yale School of Forestry. Many other companies have followed suit. Most
of the products that I am aware of are derived from kelp. It's quite
concentrated. I expect they may be of some benefit to the overall
microflora and microfauna (there is -- or least should be -- some
complexity to the soil ecosystem, certainly mycorrhizal fungi have been
found to be essential). The products may or may not include nitrogen
Guerin Wilkinson
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