Infiltration: The Road to Nutritional Availability and Plant Vitality

In agronomy, we put a lot of emphasis on creating nutritional availability by reducing bicarbonate through acid suppression. Initially sulfurous or weak acids tend to show amazing signs of success however continued use leads to disappointment by year three applying even more product year over year, then forcing the need for calcium sulfate (gypsum, drywall, plaster paris), all the while watching costs elevate and vitality becoming more challenging with noticeably less infiltration, more nutrition bound up in our soils and less micro-nutrients in our tissue analyses.

Sodium and chloride readily present themselves, damaging leaf cells. We push sodium out of the root zone with organic matter, fulvic, humic acid, heavy weak acids, striving to keep toxicity away from the roots. We see the more soluble nutrients and minerals remain readily available and transpire through our vegetation including nitrogen, zinc and unfortunately at times salt.

HCT research shows many consistencies across all aspects of agronomy, supported by reproducible empirical results over varying waters, soils, environmental conditions and veg