Hello guest
Your basket is empty
We provide two pathways to the content. Thematic (chapters that address certain themes, e.g. cultivation, regardless of crop or animal type) and Product (chapters that relate to a specific type of crop or animal). Choose the most applicable route to find the right collection for you. 
Can’t find what you are looking for? Contact us and let us help you build a custom-made collection. 
You are in: All categories > A-Z Chapters > H
Use the Contact form to discuss the best purchasing method for you... Start building your collection today!

Humic substances (HS) as plant biostimulants in agriculture

Code: 9781786768261
Andrea Ertani, Università degli Studi di Padova and Università degli Studi di Torino, Italy; and Michela Schiavon and Serenella Nardi, Università degli Studi di Padova, Italy

Chapter synopsis: This chapter reviews how humic substances (HS) can be used as plant biostimulants in agriculture. It begins by describing how humic substances are produced and highlights different characteristics of these substances. It then goes on to review how humic substances can be used in terms of plant growth and their effects on the physical and chemical properties of soil. The chapter also provides a section on the biological activities of humic substances, and how humic products are used commercially. The chapter concludes by corroborating all the research together and emphasises the main issues encountered when studying the effects of humic substances on plants and soils.

DOI: 10.19103/AS.2020.0068.04
Table of contents 1 Introduction 2 Production and characteristics of humic substances 3 Humic substances and plant nutrition 4 Effects of humic substances on soil 5 Biological activities of humic substances 6 Commercial humates in agriculture 7 Conclusions 8 References
Our site uses cookies. For more information, see our cookie policy. Accept cookies and close
Reject cookies Manage settings