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Fulvic Acid and Foliar Feeding

Fulvic Acid is an essential element to all life on earth.

Fulvic Acid is a part of the humic structure of rich, composting soil. It is created by microbes working on decaying matter in a soil environment. For this reason, it exists in all rich soils which have not been degraded through ill-advised farming methods and the use of pesticides and various chemical-based fertilizers. It originates from humic deposits and each Fulvic Acid molecule carries 60 or more minerals and trace elements in organic complexes that are necessary for life.fulvic acid extract

Fulvic Acid is a natural organic electrolyte in that it is both a complex organic molecule that would contrarily not be soluble in water, but it is also covered in negative charges that enable solubility in water. Because it is smaller and more electronegative than other humates, Fulvic Acid readily complexes with itself, other organic molecules and inorganic materials like metals and minerals making them all become more readily available to plant roots.

Fulvic Acid acts like a tiny claw that grabs everything your plant may not be able to take in on its own and helps the roots utilize and process these essential molecules. For example, it aids in the absorption of nitrogen, potassium and phosphorus. These elements are transported into the plant tissue faster and easier with Fulvic than without, resulting in a plant that is able to achieve more rapid growth and produce larger yields.

Utilizing Fulvic Acid on a regular basis means that nutrients are immediately absorbable and more transportable within the plant given appropriate pH scenarios. It is recommended to use Fulvic Acid in all stages of a plants development as it will help boost your plants health while aiding in nutrient absorption.

Simply put, every plant should be receiving a regular dose of Fulvic Acid, one of the essential building blocks of carbon-based life.

Hydroponics and Fulvic Acid

Transcellular. Fulvic Acid can be absorbed directly into the plant itself, giving it transcellular properties. Being able to enter a plants cell and chelate nutrients directly in makes the fertilizers that growers use more efficient.

Efficiency in Correcting Deficiencies with Foliar Feeding. Since Fulvic Acid can easily be absorbed through a plant’s stomata and act as a highly efficient chelator, it can instantly begin correcting deficiencies and boosting plant health. If your plant is experiencing a nutrient deficiency, often foliar feeding with Fulvic Acid and a specific mineral supplement is the quickest and most effective way to counterattack. By applying the needed nutrient in combination with Fulvic Acid via foliar application the grower ensures that the highest amount of the needed nutrient is absorbed as fast as possible.

I use Fulvic Acid as a foliar feed from clone to veg all the way through week 2/3 of flowering (Fulvic Acid has auxin like abilities so it’s a wonderful, organic way to help start clones). Be cautious when foliar feeding your plants during flowering after about week 3 because this can spur the formation of botrytis amongst denser colas and areas of the space that receive inadequate air circulation. Some growers don’t like to Foliar Feed, which I don’t understand because it’s such an effective method of feeding your plants. If you really want your plants to reach for the sky, foliar feed with Fulvic Acid on a regular basis.

Organic Rescue Product ineI foliar feed with one of my favorite new products, Organic Rescue Mist. This is the highest quality Fulvic we’ve found at a great price and it comes in a sturdy aluminum bottle that we’ve been using for months. Pick up a bottle of concentrate and your Fulvic requirements will be good-to-go for multiple cycles. I use the Original Formula from veg until transition and then I switch to the Rapid Flower formula and use that from last week of veg until week 2/3 flower. Another great way to use Organic Rescue Original Formula is to mix it with other nutrients to correct deficiencies of boost a certain additive. For example, we like to add it to CX Hydroponics’ Head Masta (increases quality of yield) to make this additive work even better to produce even tastier results. For less than $100.00, my grow room is stocked with high quality Fulvic Acid and my plants are happy!

-Web Hydroponics

For those that want even more information, here’s a study we found on the efficiency of Fulvic Acid in nutrient uptake and yield.

Effect of Foliar Application of Fulvic Acid on water use, nutrient uptake, and yield in wheat

Abstract: Spraying with Fulvic Acid (FA) resulted in a higher level of chlorophyll in the leaves and a greater uptake of Phosphorus by the roots. Spraying with FA increased the yield of stressed plants to 97% of the irrigated controls. Field trials demonstrated that when FA was used to decrease the water stress or the stress imposed by hot, dry winds during development, grain yield increased by 7.3 – 18.0%.

Nutrient Notes: Organic Rescue Mist – Rapid Flower

When talking about Organic Rescue’s products, you first must talk about foliar feeding. First, like most folks that talk about foliar feeding, we must first look at the past…Organic Rescue Mist_Rapid Flower_32oz spray

If you foliar feed, the names Dr. H.B. Turkey and Dr. S.H. Wittwer may ring a bell. In the 1950’s, they used radioactive isotopes of known plant nutrients and ran a few experiments. They made some startling conclusions…

1. Foliar feeding provided approximately 95% nutrient uptake efficiency compared to only 10% from soil applications.

2. Plant nutrients moved at the rate of one foot per hour throughout all parts of the plant and could be found within the roots in less than an hour (depending on size of plant).

3. Foliar feeding stimulates nutrient uptake through the roots. After foliar feeding, the plants’ leaves generate more carbohydrates that will be transported to the roots and released as exudates. More exudates equals more microbial life which means more available nutrients.

4. Speed of absorption. The absorption from foliar feeding was determined to be immediate, much faster than standard root nutrition.

5. No nutrient lockout. When foliar feeding, you can get essential trace minerals into your plant when sudden fluctuations in pH may be preventing maximum absorption.

Fbottlesoliar Feeding is a great way to supplement any nutrient regiment you are currently using. Obvious questions are….Which foliar spray should I use? How often should I foliar feed? Will it actually help? I’ve heard foliar feeding is a waste of time from my brothers’ friends’ cousin, is that true?

Well, there’s a very simple answer for all of those questions and it is…Organic Rescue Mist. They make easy to use foliar sprays in durable aluminum bottles that have helped our plants since the day we decided to start foliar feeding again.

Organic Rescue Mist – Rapid Flower

One of the most important ingredients in Organic Rescue products is high quality fulvic acid. According to the manufacturer, they use “31% concentrated fulvic acid”, which is better quality than we’ve been able to find in any standalone fulvic product. That’s pretty awesome to start. As far as the “proprietary formula to ease your plants transition into flowering” I was assured it is “a combination of essential trace minerals that have been researched for decades in the commercial agriculture business to increase flowering quality and abundance.” With a WSDA organic certification, there’s no reason not to believe that this is a quality product made with the best ingredients nature has to offer. WSDA is the gold standard in organic certifications and they have a pretty rigorous registration process to get certified.

Fulvic Acid is nature’s most powerful organic chelator. Because of its small molecular size, it has the ability to increase efficiency in foliar feeding. It is easily absorbed through a plants’ stomata (and the entire plant, for that matter) and since it can ‘claw’ essential nutrients that may not be easily absorbed, those nutrients piggy back on fulvic acid into plants in a much more efficient way. Because it’s nature’s most powerful organic chelator, having it as an ingredient in a nutrient is a very good thing because it increases the efficiency and absorption of the essential trace minerals contained within Rapid Flower that are needed by plants during their transition stage. One other benefit, it won’t affect your pH so there are no worries about this important input variable when using Rapid Flower.

How to use Organic Rescue Mist – Rapid Flower?Organic Rescue - Rapid Flower Logo

The best part of Organic Rescue Mist is the Ready-To-Use aluminum bottle. It’s made of durable aluminum and can last forever in a grow room. The sprayer is solid and works just fine (we’ve been using the same bottle for 8 months with no issues). You only have to mist your plants 1-2 times a week during the last two weeks of veg and the first week of flowering. That’s it. Very simple instructions. A ready-to-use transition foliar spray for under $25 that will last you plenty of grow cycles sounds good to us. Furthermore, they make a concentrate that can be used in larger pump sprayers if you need to treat more plants. We love this bottle. It really looks great. Solid marketing from Organic Rescue with a fantastic looking product.

Benefits of Organic Rescue Rapid Flower…

ROrganic Rescue Product ineapid Flower is the perfect foliar for your plants transition stage. Grab a bottle of their Ready-To-Use foliar and you can begin misting your plants immediately. Not only will it provide your plants with essential trace minerals for your plants to explode into flower, but the high quality fulvic acid will also enhance the intake of whatever nutrient you are currently using. It is a win-win.

You may have a favorite nutrient line, but this should be your favorite foliar. No matter what nutrient line you’re using, grab a bottle and use this as a foliar supplement during the next transition stage for your plants. You will not regret it. We will be using it with every. single. grow. from here on out.

Spend 15 minutes foliar feeding your plants once and you will never stop. Once we started looking into the science behind it and having warehouse conversations about various radioactive isotope tests and foliar feeding we knew we were hooked! I don’t know why people knock foliar feeding because the science behind it is sound. Honestly, we were not big foliar feeders but the Rapid Flower changed our minds.

Other benefits of Rapid Flower…

1. Ease your plants transition from a vegetative to a flowering state

2. Increase amount of flowering sites and surface area of foliage

3. Helps plants in producing excess trichromes and sugars

4. Promotes tight nodes which produces thicker, denser flowers

5. Increases stem thickness for greater nutrient uptake

6. Decreases internodal stretching or spacing

We hope you give this product a try! We love it and highly recommend it. At under $25.00, you really can’t go wrong. Also, you have to love a company that uses the Big Lebowski when promoting their products (from their Facebook)….the Dude Abides!











Thanks for reading!

-Web Hydroponics

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Fulvic Acid in Hydroponics

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Raw fulvic acid

To get some of the best tips for hydroponic and indoor growing, today’s modern farmers can actually take a good look at the soil used in traditional farming. Not everyone is familiar with the actual chemical ingredients of the rich, dark stuff; commonly called organic matter or humus in a high school textbook. A closer study of the nutrients in soil is often key to a better understanding of how to optimize your plant nutrient program and hydroponic system in order to maximize yield size and quality.

Nutri Plus Pure Gold 1 L
Pure gold is concentrated Fulvic Acid

What is Fulvic Acid and what can Humates do for your Plants?

Fulvic acid is one of several primary organic acids (classed as humates) that are the direct result of decomposition of organic matter – such as old leaves in your backyard. It is one of the essential elements that gives good soil its dark, loamy color. Additionally, Fulvic acid contains more than 70+ trace minerals (Carbon, Phosphorus, Potassium, and Iron to name a few), which is why it is considered one of the essential building blocks of life. Fulvic acid and other humates are part of a complex cocktail of organic acids and minerals that help plants digest the nutrients that you put into a hydroponic mix.  These elements work through a process called chelation, where they bond to nutrients and help them get absorbed more readily by plants, thus increasing nutrient uptake. Humates have also been known to help plants by acting as a facilitator in the process of photosynthesis. Scientists have found that fulvic acid increases energy production by plants in photosynthesis. But, as with many other aspects of hydroponic systems, the key is to know how to use fulvic acid effectively.

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Organic Rescue makes RTU foliars

Fulvic Acid as a pH Buffer?

Fulvic acid can help your plants combat sudden fluctuations in pH. When treated with a regular diet of Fulvic acid, plants build up a greater resistance to pH fluctuations. It acts as a shock absorber because the nitrogen it contains is very slowly released. Also, the pH of fulvic acid is right around 4 but keep in mind, it is a very weak organic acid. Fulvic acid properly diluted does not affect the pH of water. It is an amphiprotic molecule, meaning it is a great free radical scavenger (anti-oxidant) that can accept or donate a proton where needed. This very handy bi-directionality allows fulvic acid to buffer pH and make cells less susceptible to wild pH fluctuation.

Combine Fulvic Acid with a Balanced and Complete Plant Nutrient Program

Because fulvic acid is an effective humate, it complements almost any robust hydroponic nutrient program. Think of Fulvic acid as a claw that grabs onto other minerals and takes them into a plants cells and roots. This claw ability of Fulvic Acid greatly increases nutrient absorption through a cell membrane, across the cytoplasm and directly to the nucleus of cells. Not only that, but once they are inside a plant cell, fulvic acids are catalysts that ensure cells get exactly the right amount of nutrients they need while chelating harmful toxins into a harmless form that plants will ignore. The bottom line is that humic and fulvic acid allow indoor growers to get the most of their balanced and complete plant nutrient program.

Nutri Plus Pure Black 4 L
Pure Black is concentrated Humic Acid

Some products that contain high quality Fulvic Acid are Organic Rescue Mist, Nutri Plus Pure Black, and Nutri Plus Pure Gold. You can get your Fulvic Acid fix with any of these great products available at

-Web Hydroponics

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