How the SoilBioticsÂ® Growth System Works
The polycyclic functional groups (COOH, OH, HO, OOH) on Humic, Fulvic, and Ulmic Acid molecules, have the ability to isolate a Hydrogen (H) ion. This changes their charge from negative to positive, or positive to negative (a polar charge is occuring), depending on the soils needs. This allows the polycyclic groups to attract ions or cations.
For example, these functional groups can change their charge depending on the soils needs by movement of the Hydrogen (H) ion. Carbon Based Acids, ie: Fulvic, Humic, and Ulmic, are then in place to release tied up nutrients from plant residue in the soil, allowing the growing plant to uptake the newly released nutrients.
1. Electrostatic Attraction: When you rub a balloon on your hair and then the balloon sticks to the wall, that is electrostatic attraction. This is the force which holds the electrons in orbit around the nucleus. This attracts nutrients to the root zone, facilitating uptake.
3. 3. 3. Water Bridging: Growth System Products improve the mobility of nutrient ions through the soil solution to the roots. This mechanism also helps reduce leaching of plant nutrients into the subsoil.
1. Electrical charged sites of the Growth System Products function to dissolve and bind trace minerals, this is a chelation process. Scientific methods that prove the chelation of minerals, can be shown with x-ray diffraction and infrared analysis. Chelation of these nutrients, ie: copper, iron, zinc, manganese, magnesium, and calcium, minimizes any toxicity when an overabundance is present, and prevents nutrients from leaching. This enhanced availability increases the nutrient uptake.
2. The chelation of heavy toxic metal elements within the soil can also be influenced by the Growth System Products. When toxic metals such as mercury, lead, cadmium are present in the soil, the chelation that the Growth System Products promote ties up the unwanted metals and makes them unavailable to the plant.
SoilBiotics Conventional and Organic Growth System Products have been proven to work in greatly varied soil types and with numerous plant species.