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HUMICO super potassium humate flake is a high-quality, highly effective form of potassium humate that is presented in a flake form for ease of use and solubility. It is derived from leonardite, a source rich in humic acid. These shiny flakes are super-concentrated, ensuring maximum effectiveness when used as a soil conditioner or plant growth enhancer in agriculture. Being highly soluble, they are convenient for both foliar application and soil use. 

Super Potassium Humate Flakes Specification

AppearanceBlack FlakeBlack PowderBlack GranuleBlack BallBlack Cylinder
Water solubility100%100%100%85%85%
Potassium(K2O dry basis)10%min10%min10%min10%min6-8%min
Humic Acid(dry basis)65%min65%min65%min50%-60%min50%min

Super Potassium Humate Flakes Manufacturing Process

The manufacturing process of HUMICO Super Potassium Humate Flakes involves the extraction of humic acid from a natural mineral source, typically leonardite, followed by a series of processing steps to purify and convert it into a usable form. Here’s a simplified outline of the production process:

1. Raw Material Selection
2. Extraction Process
3. Filtration and Purification
4. Precipitation or Neutralization
5. Drying and Flaking
6. Packaging
7. Quality Control


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Super Potassium Humate Flakes Solubility

HUMICO Super Potassium Humate Flakes are known for their excellent solubility in water. They provide an effective means of delivering the benefits of humic substances to plants and soil.
Due to Potassium Humate Flakes’ high solubility, Usage in Agricultural Practices:
Suitable for foliar applications, where they are sprayed directly onto plant leaves.
Applied directly to the soil, where they dissolve and are absorbed by the plant roots, improving nutrient uptake.
Used in fertigation (fertilizer + irrigation) systems, allowing for continuous feeding of plants.
Compatible with many other fertilizers and can be mixed to create comprehensive nutrient solutions for plants.


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Package of HUMICO Super Potassium Humate Flakes


20KGS, 25KGS/Kraft Paper Bag,

or customized packing is available.


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FAQ of Super Potassium Humate Flakes

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Quality of HUMICO Super Potassium Humate Flakes - HUMICO
1. How do you maintain quality control? We place immense value on the quality of our products. To ensure this, our quality control team is deeply involved at every stage of the production process. Each batch of our product undergoes rigorous testing, including HPLC, before dispatch. Additionally, pre-shipment inspections by SGS or PONY are conducted to guarantee the quality of our products. 2. Do you offer samples? Absolutely, we are happy to provide samples upon request. Once we receive your inquiry, we will promptly arrange to send samples to you. 3. What are the payment terms? Typically, our payment terms are 30% TT in advance, with the remaining 70% TT against the BL copy. We also accept LC at sight. 4. How can I track my shipment after payment? Rest assured, we will keep you updated on your shipment. Details including packing, tracking number, loading photos, and shipping documents will be sent to your email promptly. 5. What is your minimum order quantity (MOQ)? Our standard MOQ is 1 kilogram. 6. Can you customize our bags or print our logo on them? Absolutely, we welcome and accept OEM requests! 7. How long does delivery take? Our general delivery timeframe is 7-10 days, assuming we have the product in stock. If not, it may take between 10-15 days to arrange shipping. 8. Are you trading company or manufacturer? We are manufacturer. Our manufacturing facility is nestled in the scenic landscapes of the Ningxia Autonomous Region. With an annual production capacity of 100,000 tons, we cordially invite you to visit our factory.  

Application & Uses of Super Potassium Humate Flakes

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Application of Super Potassium Humate Flakes - HUMICO

Seed Soaking: Seeds like corn, wheat, and rice can be soaked in a solution of these flakes to enhance germination.

Root Soaking and Dipping: When transplanting crops like rice, vegetables, and fruit trees, their roots can be soaked or dipped in a solution of these flakes to promote better establishment.

Top Dressing: During the flowering and grain-filling stages, crops can be sprayed with a solution of these flakes to promote better yield and grain quality.

Crop Growth Stage Dosage Ratio (Potassium Humate)
Rice Seedling Stage 300-500g/ Ha
Pre-gestation Stage 300-500g/ Ha
Seed Maintenance Stage 300-500g/ Ha
Sweetcorn Growth Stage 300-500g/ Ha
Pod Maintenance Stage 300-500g/ Ha
Pineapple Growth Stage 300-500g/ Ha
Fruit Bearing Stage 400-600g/ Ha
Longan/ Lychee/Mango/ Durian/ Mangosteen/ Rambutan/ Grapes Growth Stage 300-500g/ Ha
Pre-flowering Stage 300-500g/ Ha
Fruit Bearing Stage 400-600g/ Ha
Vegetables (Kale, Cucumbers, Long beans, Green peas, Eggplant) All Stages 300-500g/ Ha
Cabbage/ Cauliflower/ Turnip/ Broccoli All Stages 300-500g/ Ha
Mulberry Leaves/ Tea Leaves All Stages 300-500g/ Ha
Sugarcane All Stages 300-500g/ Ha
Chili/Pepper Growth Phase 300-500g/ Ha
Pre-flowering Stage 300-500g/ Ha
Fruit Bearing Stage 400-600g/ Ha
Cassava Growth Stage 300-500g/ Ha
Bulb Maintenance Stage 300-500g/ Ha
Rubber Growth Stage 300-500g/ Ha
Orange/ Lemon/ Grapefruit Growth Stage 300-500g/ Ha
Pre-flowering Stage 300-500g/ Ha
Fruit Bearing Stage 400-600g/ Ha
Asparagus All Stages 300-500g/ Ha
Palm Growth Stage 300-500g/ Ha
Enduring Period 300-500g/ Ha

Benefits of Super Potassium Humate Flakes

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Benefits of Super Potassium Humate Flakes - HUMICO

Enhanced Nutrient Uptake: The combination of nutrients with humic acid in these flakes enhances nutrient uptake and maintains well-balanced nutrition for plants.
Soil Structure Improvement: They help in optimizing the absorption of NPK (Nitrogen, Phosphorus, and Potassium), improving the soil structure, and increasing the buffering power of the soil.
pH Regulation: These flakes can neutralize both acidic and alkaline soils, having a significant effect on regulating the soil’s pH value.
Environmental Protection: They reduce nitrate leakage into groundwater, thus protecting underground water sources.
Crop Resilience: The use of these flakes increases the resilience of crops to cold, pests, diseases, and toppling.
Nitrogen Efficiency: There is an improvement in nitrogen efficiency and stabilization.
Plant Health and Appearance: Plants become healthier and stronger, with a more beautiful appearance.
Industrial Uses: They can also serve as filtering agents, petroleum drilling fluid, water quality stabilizers, and anti-scaling agents for boilers.


Ultimate FAQ Guide to Super Potassium Humate Flakes

Potassium humate flakes are primarily used in agriculture as a soil conditioner and fertilizer additive. Here are some of the specific uses:

Enhancing Soil Quality: They improve the soil structure, increasing its water holding capacity, aeration, and nutrient retention abilities.

Nutrient Uptake: They facilitate the uptake of nutrients by plants due to their chelating effect, which makes nutrients more available to plant roots.

Stimulating Plant Growth: Potassium humate works as a plant growth stimulant, promoting root development and accelerating germination.

Increasing Yield: Regular use of potassium humate can lead to higher crop yields by improving the overall health and fertility of the soil.

Reducing Stress: They help plants to withstand various stresses such as drought, salinity, and extreme temperatures.

Improving Plant Health: They can enhance the overall health of plants, leading to more vigorous growth and better resistance to diseases and pests.

Environmental Protection: By improving the efficiency of nutrient use, they can reduce the leaching of fertilizers into groundwater, thus protecting the environment.

Industrial Applications: Beyond agriculture, potassium humate flakes are also used in industrial applications such as water treatment, as a drilling fluid in oil fields, and as a binder in the production of charcoal briquettes.

The use of potassium humate flakes is part of a more sustainable and environmentally friendly approach to agriculture, aiming to improve crop performance while maintaining the health of the soil ecosystem.

Potassium humate flakes are made by reacting humic acid with potassium hydroxide. The process typically involves extracting humic acid from leonardite, a type of oxidized lignite coal known for its high humic substance content. Here is a simplified overview of the production process:

Extraction of Humic Acid:
Leonardite Processing: Leonardite is mined and then finely ground to increase its surface area and improve the efficiency of the humic acid extraction process.

Alkaline Extraction: The ground leonardite is mixed with an alkaline solution, usually potassium hydroxide (KOH). The alkalinity helps to solubilize the humic acid, which is naturally occurring in the leonardite.

Separation: The mixture is allowed to settle, and the liquid containing the dissolved humic substances is separated from the solid residue.

Formation of Potassium Humate:
Reaction: The humic acid in the liquid reacts with the potassium ions from the potassium hydroxide to form potassium humate.

Precipitation: If necessary, additional potassium hydroxide can be added to ensure complete reaction and precipitation of potassium humate.

Filtration and Washing: The precipitated potassium humate is filtered out and washed to remove any impurities and excess alkali.

Drying and Flaking:
Drying: The wet potassium humate is then dried, typically using a spray dryer or a drying oven.

Flaking: The dried material is processed through flaking equipment to produce thin flakes.

Packaging: Finally, the potassium humate flakes are packaged for storage and distribution.

Quality Control:
Throughout the process, quality control measures are taken to ensure the purity and consistency of the product. This may include testing for the concentration of humic and fulvic acids, the pH of the solution, and the presence of any contaminants.
It’s important to note that the production of potassium humate flakes is a complex chemical process that should be carried out with the appropriate industrial equipment and safety measures. The quality of the final product can vary based on the source of the humic acid, the exact process parameters, and the purity of the reactants used.

Potassium humate offers a range of benefits for both soil health and plant growth. Here are some of the key advantages:

Enhances Nutrient Uptake: Potassium humate improves the uptake of nutrients by plants. It acts as a chelating agent, which means it can bind to nutrients, making them more soluble and easier for plants to absorb.

Improves Soil Structure: It helps to improve the soil’s physical properties, including its texture, water holding capacity, and aeration. This creates a better environment for root growth and microbial activity.

Stimulates Plant Growth: It has been shown to stimulate plant growth by promoting root development and increasing enzymatic activity, which can lead to more vigorous plant growth and higher yields.

Increases Yield: By improving plant health and nutrient availability, potassium humate can contribute to increased agricultural yields.

Enhances Seed Germination: It can improve seed germination rates by providing essential nutrients and improving the soil conditions around the seed.

Balances Soil pH: Potassium humate can help to buffer soil pH by neutralizing both acidic and alkaline soils, bringing them closer to the neutral range, which is optimal for most plant growth.

Reduces Soil Erosion: By improving soil structure, it can help to reduce erosion and runoff, keeping topsoil in place and maintaining soil fertility.

Increases Drought Resistance: It enhances the water retention capacity of soil, which can help plants withstand periods of drought.

Improves the Quality of Fruit: The use of potassium humate can improve the quality of the fruit produced, including better taste, color, and nutritional content.

Reduces Fertilizer Runoff: It can help to reduce the leaching of nitrogen and other nutrients, which is beneficial for the environment and reduces the need for additional fertilization.

Promotes Beneficial Microbial Activity: Potassium humate can enhance the proliferation of beneficial soil microorganisms, which play a crucial role in nutrient cycling and organic matter decomposition.

Detoxifies Pollutants in the Soil: It can help to detoxify contaminants in the soil, such as heavy metals, by binding to them and reducing their bioavailability.

Acts as a Foliar Spray: When used as a foliar spray, potassium humate can improve plant nutrition, help manage plant stress, and improve plant immune responses.

Economical: It is often used as a cost-effective means to improve soil fertility and plant health, as it can reduce the need for chemical fertilizers.

The benefits of potassium humate make it a valuable addition to modern agricultural practices, particularly in the context of sustainable and organic farming.

Potassium humate is not a nutrient in itself; rather, it is a complex organic substance that is used in agriculture to enhance the soil’s nutrient profile and the plant’s ability to absorb nutrients. The primary components of potassium humate include:

Humic Acid: This is the main component of potassium humate and is a complex molecule that results from the breakdown of organic matter. Humic acid itself is not a nutrient but plays a crucial role in improving soil fertility and plant growth.

Fulvic Acid: A component of humic substances that is smaller and more bioavailable than humic acid. Fulvic acid can transport nutrients through cell membranes and is known for its ability to chelate, or bind, nutrients, making them more accessible to plants.

Potassium (K): As the name suggests, potassium humate contains potassium, which is an essential macronutrient for plants. It is involved in various plant processes, including water regulation, enzyme activation, and the synthesis of proteins and starches.

While these are the primary constituents, the nutrient content in potassium humate products can vary depending on the source material and the manufacturing process. Some products may also contain trace amounts of other minerals and elements that are beneficial to plant growth, such as:

Nitrogen (N): Sometimes present in small amounts, nitrogen is a key component of amino acids and proteins and is vital for plant growth.
Phosphorus (P): May also be present in trace amounts, phosphorus is important for energy transfer within the plant, as well as root development and flowering.
Trace Elements: These can include micronutrients like iron (Fe), manganese (Mn), zinc (Zn), copper (Cu), boron (B), molybdenum (Mo), and others that are essential for plant health, albeit in much smaller quantities.
The presence of humic and fulvic acids in potassium humate products enhances the availability of these nutrients to plants by chelating them and facilitating their uptake by plant roots. Additionally, these organic acids can improve the soil’s cation exchange capacity (CEC), which is the soil’s ability to hold onto and exchange nutrients effectively. This means that not only can potassium humate provide some nutrients directly, but it can also help plants make better use of the nutrients already present in the soil or added through fertilizers.

Potassium humate is used in agriculture to improve soil fertility and enhance plant growth. It can be applied in various ways depending on the specific agricultural needs and the existing practices. Here’s how you can use potassium humate:

Soil Application:
Direct Soil Amendment: Potassium humate can be mixed with soil before planting. This helps to improve soil structure, water retention, and nutrient availability.

With Fertilizers: It can be blended with fertilizers to increase their efficacy. The humate helps to bind the nutrients, reducing leaching and making the nutrients more available to plants.

Seed Treatment:
Seed Soaking: Seeds can be soaked in a potassium humate solution to enhance germination rates and seedling vigor. This is typically done by soaking the seeds for a specific period before planting.
Foliar Application:
Spray Solution: Potassium humate can be dissolved in water and used as a foliar spray. This method can quickly correct micronutrient deficiencies and improve plant health, especially during critical growth stages.
Drip Irrigation:
Through Drip Systems: It can be applied via drip irrigation systems, allowing for the continuous delivery of potassium humate to the root zone, optimizing nutrient uptake.
Dosage and Concentration:
The concentration of potassium humate in water for foliar sprays or soil application should follow the manufacturer’s recommendations, as it can vary depending on the product’s concentration and the type of crop.
Timing and Frequency:
Growth Stages: Application is often timed to coincide with specific growth stages, such as seedling development, pre-flowering, or post-harvest soil treatment.
Soil Conditions: It may be applied more frequently in poor soils to help build up soil organic matter and improve soil health.
pH Adjustment: The pH of the solution may need to be adjusted to ensure it is suitable for the plants being treated.
Compatibility Test: If mixing with other products, a compatibility test is recommended to avoid adverse reactions.
Manufacturer’s Instructions: Always follow the manufacturer’s instructions for application rates and methods to ensure the best results and avoid phytotoxicity.
Soil Testing: Regular soil testing can help determine the effectiveness of the potassium humate application and guide future applications.
Plant Response: Monitor plant response after application to assess the need for adjustments in concentration or application frequency.
Using potassium humate as part of a comprehensive soil and plant health program can lead to improved plant growth, higher yields, and better crop quality. It’s important to integrate its use with good agricultural practices and to consider the specific needs of the crop and the soil conditions.

The amount of potassium in potassium humate can vary depending on the source and manufacturing process. Typically, potassium humate products contain a certain percentage of potassium (K) expressed as K2O (potassium oxide) on the product label, which is a conventional way of denoting the potassium content in fertilizers.

The actual potassium content usually ranges from 8% to 12% K2O or even higher in some products. To convert K2O to elemental potassium (K), you can use the following conversion factor: approximately 83% of the weight of K2O is actual potassium (K). So, HUMICO Super Potassium Humate Shiny Flake product has 10% K2O, the actual potassium content is about 8.3% K.

For precise information, you should refer to the product’s specification sheet or label, which will provide the exact content of potassium and other elements. It’s important for users to understand these details to apply the correct amount to their crops and avoid over- or under-fertilization.

Yes, potassium humate is soluble in water. This solubility is one of the reasons it is favored in agriculture, as it can be easily applied through various methods such as foliar sprays, soil drenches, or through irrigation systems like drip or pivot.

The degree of solubility can vary depending on the specific formulation and the pH of the water. Potassium humate solutions are typically alkaline, and if the water is too acidic, it might reduce the solubility. Manufacturers usually provide guidelines on how to dissolve their product effectively, which may include recommendations on water pH and temperature to ensure optimal solubility and effectiveness when applied to plants or soil.

Yes, potassium humate can help stabilize nitrogen in the soil. It does this through a few mechanisms:

Chelation: Potassium humate contains humic and fulvic acids, which can chelate nitrogen ions, making them more stable in the soil and less susceptible to leaching.

Increased Cation Exchange Capacity (CEC): By improving the CEC of the soil, potassium humate enhances the soil’s ability to retain nutrients, including nitrogen, thus preventing them from being washed away by water.

Microbial Activity: It can stimulate microbial activity in the soil, which can lead to more effective nitrogen fixation from the atmosphere (by symbiotic bacteria in the roots of legumes) or the conversion of organic forms of nitrogen into inorganic forms that plants can use.

Reducing Volatilization: Humic substances can help reduce the volatilization of ammonia (a form of nitrogen), keeping it in the soil where it can be utilized by plants.

Buffering Soil pH: By helping to buffer the pH of the soil, potassium humate creates a more favorable environment for nitrogen uptake by plants and for the microbial processes that help make nitrogen available to plants.

By stabilizing nitrogen in the soil, potassium humate can improve the efficiency of nitrogen fertilizers, reducing the need for frequent applications and minimizing the environmental impact of nitrogen runoff.

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