Turf Pro USA products are made from a deposit of “Ancient Humus” found in the Southeastern
USA. The deposit is a unique natural blend of organic matter that was deposited
in a bowl shaped depression hundred of thousands of year ago. The deposit has never
been covered with overburden so the material has never hardened in the years since
the depression was filled with organic matter.
Our processing is simple and safe to the critical ingredients found in the raw material.
We simply remove the any brush and surface debris, and then we take off a thin (8inch)
layer of material off the surface to ensure we get maximum beneficial soil biology
and still leave enough to repopulate the next layer.
At the processing facility we screen the raw product to remove roots and/or other
debris to give us a dry Humate (Ancient Humus) material. Since the process does not
require heat or chemicals of any kind so our basic Humate has not been altered in
any way. This means that the chemical makeup of our Humate has not been altered in
any way plus all of the live beneficial soil biology intact and ready to be used.
All Turf Pro USA products are 100% organic and because of the minimal processing
they also have the lowest hydrocarbon footprint on the market, making them a “Naturally
Organic Carbon & Other Elements: Latest laboratory tests show our dry product, AgriProcontains over 67% Humic Acid, 1.76% nitrogen as well as small amounts of phosphorous,
potassium. It has small amount of the trace elements calcium, magnesium, iron, manganese,
zinc, copper and sulfur needed for plant life. These elements are in a plant available
It has a carbon to nitrogen ratio of 25.63 to 1 (25.63/1) and a pH of 4.97.
Our liquid products, Turf and Garden Pro, Turf and Garden Pro with Iron and Orchid
Pro, are made using a proprietary process that keeps the natural beneficial soil
biology alive. They also contain Humic Acid, Fulvic Acid, Ulmic Acid and lignin as
well as all of the elements listed above.
Humic Substances: One of the things that sets our products apart from other Humate
products is the Humic substances in Turf Pro USA products are naturally occurring
Humic, Fulvic and Ulmic Acids of the highest quality and have not been altered or
degraded by heat or chemicals used in processing.
To remove Humates from coal or shale after the grinding process, heat and/or Chemicals
are used. These processes take large amounts of hydrocarbon fuel thus lowering their
environmentally “Green” status plus these processes can alter the chemical makeup
of the basic Humate.
Humic Acid is that fraction of Humic substances that is not soluble in water under
acidic conditions (below pH 2) but is soluble at a greater pH. A substantial fraction
of the mass of the Humic Acids is in carboxylic acid functional groups, which endow
these molecules with the ability to chelate positively charged multivalent ions (Mg++,
Ca++ and Fe++). The chelating of ions is probably the most important role of Humic
Acids with respect to living systems. By chelating ions, the Humic Acids facilitate
the uptake of ions through beneficial fungi and root systems.
Fulvic Acid is that fraction of Humic substances that is soluble under all pH conditions.
Fulvic Acid works biologically as a food source establishing a desirable environment
for microorganism growth and development. As a growth stimulant, it increases seed
germination, viability and root respiration plus the formation of plant growth, thus
increasing crops yield and quality. Fulvic Acid also helps detoxify pollutants in
the soil and also absorb many poisons (reducing soil-life damage) and catalyses the
rapid breakdown of toxins.
Ulmic Acid is the acid radical found in Humic matter which is soluble in alkali.
It, like Humic and Fulvic Acid, has properties for nutrient release and cation adsorption.
Lignin: The other major contributor to Turf Pro USA products not found in Humates
derived from coal is lignin. Lignin is 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 Turf Pro USAHumatesfrom those
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., Collectotrichum sp., Helminthosporium sp., Sclerotium rolfsii, Sclerotinia sclerotiorum
and others. As a foliar spray the liquid helps combat various leaf diseases.
Summary:Turf Pro USA products are a unique blend of natural organic ingredients
that have disintegrated to the Humate state in an environment that never covered
them and changed them into a hardened substance. This unusual deposit allows use
to offer you a totally unaltered Humate.
All Turf Pro USA products are non-toxic, E-coli free and safe to use around people,
pets and wildlife while it continually works to improve and protect the environment.