Humic Acids - Humic acids slow decomposition reactions in soils (SHIGO 1999 Point 666). Humic and fulvic acids buffer pH swings in the soil. A look at The Rainbow Funnel of Humic Acids. In a forest we have what we call the funnel of humic acids. Everything goes into this funnel. Which results in the horizons of the soil. Something flies and gets caught up – into the funnel it goes. An insect dies - into the funnel it goes. Leaves and twigs are shed, not as being cast away, but into the funnel they go. A tree falls and the trunk becomes a member of the funnel as well, contributing for a longer period of time in many ways. A bear comes by and scats – into the funnel. A vole dies – into the funnel it goes - etc. This is the funnel which creates humic acids. Year after year horizons of the soil are created in this way. MULCH.
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