corn seed soaking yield

Case Study: Corn

McGill University (Dept. of Agriculture - Lab) | Montreal, Canada - November 2020


Root Surface Area


Humic Land™ application on Corn Seed Soaking

Soil Type



The objective of this study was to test Humic Land™ for its effect on corn seedlings growing under nutrient and water stress


Seed Soak - 6 Liters of Humic Land™ / 1 ton of seeds
Soil Applied - 1 Liter per 2.5 acres


McGill University - Montreal, Canada

Trial Size

80 Experimental Pots - Factorial Exposure x Stress Treatments (n=16) were replicated on 5 pots per treatment


November 2020

Irrigation Type

Manual Watering

seed soaking study McGill University Department of Agriculture

Seed Soaking Study Details

To Observe Humic Land replicability of use on different soil structures.

The factorial exposure × stress treatments (n=16) were replicated in 5 pots per treatment, for a total of 80 experimental pots.

Then the Corn was harvested at stage 7 of the study.

Stresses during corn growth were:
1. No Stress
2. Nutrient Stress
3. Water Stress and Nutrient & Water Stress

Nitrogen (%) Humic Land™ Application

Root Volume (cm3) Humic Land™ Application

Root Surface Area (cm2) Humic Land™ Application

increased root health from seed soaking case study McGill University Department of Agriculture

Final Results & Observations

McGill University (Dept. of Agriculture) | Montreal, Canada - November 2020


Root Surface Area


  • Increased resilience to nutrient and drought stress
  • Increase chlorophyll suggesting increased photosynthesis
  • Increased overall plant health

Straight From The Grower

McGill University (Dept. of Agriculture - Lab) | Montreal, Canada - November 2020

Humic Land improves root architecture.

- Professor, Faculty of Agricultural & Environmental Services, McGill University

Humic Land™ Case Studies Results

What Is Humic Land™ ?

Increases Yields | Improves Nitrogen Uptake | Reduces Watering Costs

Humic Land™ is an organic soil amendment that increases your soil's ability to cycle nutrients to relieve your fertilizer dependence.

Unlike other Humic Acids available on the market that originate from Lignite or Leonardite, Humic Land™ comes from Black Peat.  A vital distinction, as not all Humic Acids are made equal. Humic Land™ is made from peat, using cavitation and fine grinding without any chemicals used in the production process.

The resulting product is a peat gel that is 100% Organic which restores soil health and prevents Nitrogen Leaching.

Rebuild your soil with Humic Land™ directly at the rhizosphere where it matters most by improving nitrogen retention. When nutrients are readily available as your crops needs them... yields increase.

Ready For A Record Breaking Harvest?

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    • Increased Stress Resistance To Plants
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    • Reduction of Fruit Sunburn
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    • up to -30% Reduction of Watering Costs
    • up to -30% Reduction of Fertilizer Requirements
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