The other major contributor to Foundations not found in Humates derived from coal is lignin. Lignin, originally found as an integral part of the secondary cell walls of plants and some algae. In Humates, lignin binds metal ions, thus preventing them from reacting with other compounds and becoming soluble. Metal ions sequestered with lignosulfonates stay dissolved in solution keeping them available to plants. In the case of pesticide residue, lignin locks it up and holds it until soil biology can break it down into harmless compounds thus protecting groundwater. Lignin is also a high-level food source for the good fungi in your soil helping keep it alive while soils regain health. Water binding qualities allow lignin to hold as much as seven times its own weight in water making plants more drought resistant thereby helping reducing water usage.
Live Soil Biology:
The other thing that separates Foundations from humates derived from coal and shale is the many forms of living, natural soil biology. One of the microorganisms indigenous to the site is nitrobacillus georgiensis; a natural nitrogen fixing agent. Some of the microbes and fungi found in the products extend roots and their ability to reach for food and water. Others help plants naturally fight off pests and diseases while building the plants natural immune system. Still others inhibit pathogens naturally found in soils such as Fusarium oxysporum, Phytophthora sp., Anthracnose Collectotrichum sp., Helminthosporium sp., Sclerotium rolfsii, Sclerotinia sclerotiorum, and others. As a foliar spray, the liquid Foundation helps combat various leaf diseases.
Foundations is Mother Nature’s way to feed and repopulate soil Microbial life needed for a healthy soil.
What Can Foundations do for your lawn, garden, or farm?
All Foundations products come from a rare a deposit of humus that has never hardened. This means no chemicals or steam is used n extracting Foundation from this ancient deposit. This assures a consented balance of beneficial microbial (bacterial and fungal) activity along with Humic Acid, Fulvic Acid and Ulmic Acid. Foundation also has a minimum of 68 elements along with lignin all of these components work together to promote healthy plant life.
Studies have shown that integrating Foundations into your soil and foliar maintenance programs it can provide the following benefits:
Foundation is sold in a Dry form and a liquid. Both have the same beneficial properties for plants and soil . If you are starting garden the Dry maybe the way to go. It all depends on your needs and how you plan on applying.
Price. 2.5 gallon container $32.00 per gallon - case 5 gallons $30.00 per gallon Tote 275 gallons $22.00 per gallon
10 pound bag $1.20 per pound. - 50 - 100 pounds $1.00 per pound 100-1000 pounds $0.90 per pound.
Tote 2000 pounds and up $0.60 per pound.
As low as $.60 per pound
Right is treated with Foundation Left is control Not treated.
Left Side is Control No Treatment. Right side treated with Foundations. Can You see The difference. The grower Could.