|Dimensions||12 x 12 x 6 in|
How to Make a Liquid Concentrate From DIEHARD™ HUMATE SP Soluble Humate Powder
One of the most common uses of DIEHARD™ HUMATE SP Humate is to mix it with water to form a
solution that can then be applied to soil or plants through liquid systems. Although it is relatively easy to
mix, there are a few important factors to consider when using the DIEHARD™ HUMATE SP HUMATE
in this manner.
On average, the DIEHARD™ HUMATE SP HUMATE powder is 90% soluble in water, with the
remainder being insoluble mineral content that will go into suspension when mixed with liquids. Once
any agitation is stopped, the insoluble part will slowly begin to settle to the bottom of the mixing tank.
Although the insoluble portion is very fine and will not clog nozzles, careful consideration should be
given to the specifics of each application before adding DIEHARD™ HUMATE SP HUMATE directly
into the final spray or irrigation tank. To avoid any possible issues with the sediment, it is recommended
that the DIEHARD™ HUMATE SP HUMATE be mixed in a separate container from the final spray or
irrigation tank and allowed to settle before it is placed into the spray or irrigation system.
The standard particle sizing of DIEHARD™ HUMATE SP HUMATE ranges between 50 and 150
microns, with a small portion of ultra-fine particles that are smaller than 50 microns. The smaller the
particles, the longer it takes for them to settle out of suspension to the bottom of the tank. Although a
majority of the insoluble material will settle within hours, the complete settlement process could take up
to 30 days, depending on the concentration of powder being mixed into solution. The higher the
concentration that is mixed, the thicker the solution will become, and the longer it will take for the ultra-
fine particles to settle to the bottom of the tank.
For simplicity, all of the rates in the mixing chart at the bottom are based on the addition of powder to full
gallons of water. For example, if you wanted to make 50 gallons of 6% concentrate, you would fill the
tank to 50 gallons and then add 0.710 pounds of DIEHARD™ HUMATE SP HUMATE per gallon (35.5
pounds total) into the tank. The addition of DIEHARD™ HUMATE SP HUMATE will cause the total
volume in the tank to increase slightly beyond 50 gallons, but the concentration will be correct. If using a
non-closed mixing system, be sure to leave at least ¼ of the mixing tank’s full capacity for the addition of
the powder and the ability to mix it without splashing.
When mixing, any type of container will work but some type of agitation must be used. The better the
agitation, the more rapid the powder will mix into solution. We suggest using room temperature water, as
the DIEHARD™ HUMATE SP HUMATE will dissolve more slowly in very cold water. Always add the
desired amount of water to the tank first and begin full agitation before adding any DIEHARD™
HUMATE SP HUMATE.
|Dimensions||12 x 12 x 6 in|