Timac Agro USA Presents Soil Conditioner Humiflore
Timac Agro USA is excited to announce a new granular OMRI-listed organic soil conditioner: Humiflore. The new product is rooted in Timac Agro’s Calcimer, a marine source of calcium carbonate. Humiflore’s calcium is much more soluble and plant available than conventional lime and gypsum because of its highly porous honeycomb structure. It also provides great microbial activity inside the honeycomb structure, increasing nutrient release as a result.
The Pheoflore complex, a micro alga that is high in complex polysaccharides, auxins and cytokinin is granulated into the product. This improves root growth and improves nutrient uptake. Utilizing both technologies in high calcium demand crops like apples, potatoes, and fruiting vegetable is a great strategy to maximize both yield and quality.
Humiflore is an organic version of Timac Agro’s popular solution Humistart, which it will replace. It is proven to increase microbial activity, provide labile calcium, and improve breakdown of compost, manure, and/or stubble into plant-available nutrients. As a homogeneous granule, it supplies several key nutrients, such as calcium, magnesium, and sulfur. The patented Pheoflore algae extract stimulates soil microbes and increases soil health.
National Product Manager, Alexander Duffy explains the journey from laboratory to market. “Our previous product, Humistart, has grown quite a following over the last 20 years. Our Research and Development team has been working on the updated agal extract for the last 5 years and we are really excited to take the new solution to the field and demonstrate the improvement in efficacy of this soil conditioner.”
Humiflore works well on manured or composted fields. It is a good soil conditioner option for orchards, vineyards, vegetables, and fruits. It can be used alone or blended with other granular fertilizers. Humiflore is available in 50 lb. bags and 1,333 lb. super sacks.
The Pheoflore Complex
A complex of seaweed extracts containing amino-purines, carbohydrates, and other bioactive compounds. These directly stimulate soil microbes to increase organic matter breakdown and nutrient bioavailability.
Its key benefits include:
- Calcimer to provide labile calcium that helps improve soil structure and feeds the crop
- The ability to deliver key forms of nutrition such as calcium, magnesium, and sulfur
- The stimulation of soil microbes and increased soil health to improve nutrient bioavailability