Introducing K-Mate SG – Featuring Soluble Granule Technology

Following the 2014 launch of Humic DGTM, Black Gypsum DGTM and UltraMate SGTM, we are happy to announce the further expansion of our humic product line to include K-Mate SGTM – a super concentrated soluble granule formulation of potassium humate.

Featured in K-Mate SG and UltraMate SG, Soluble Granule (SG) Technology is part of The Andersons “tool box” of humic solutions aimed at improving both handling and performance. SG Technology is a unique method of concentrating humic acids and other nutrients in a water soluble formula.

Products featuring SG Technology make “hard to handle” nutrients easy to use and quick to dissolve, when combined with water or liquid fertilizers.

The advantages of soluble granules include:

  • Easy to mix and rapidly solubilize
  • Highly concentrated, reducing shipping and storage costs, compared to liquid formulations
  • Can be applied through a variety of liquid application equipment

The latest addition to the SG family of products is K-Mate SG – a value-added product that is complementary to UltraMate SG.

K-Mate SG is a 99% humic acid product from potassium humate, in a soluble granule (SG) form. These granules can be mixed in water to create a liquid potassium humate product, similar to liquid humic acids in the marketplace. K-Mate SG granules dissolve rapidly in solutions ranging from 6-12 pH, and store well over time in solution.

By comparison, 1.0 pound of K-Mate SG in one gallon of water is equivalent to one gallon of 12% liquid humic acid.

K-Mate SG uses include:

  • Drip irrigation
  • Fertigation
  • 2×2 application
  • Spray application
  • Hydro seeding
  • Root injection

Our complete range of humic products now includes a number of solutions, each with varying degrees of humic substances (or fractions):

Product Humic Substances (Fractions)
UltraMate SG Fulvic Acid, Humic Acid
K-Mate SG Fulvic Acid, Humic Acid
Humic DG Fulvic Acid, Humic Acid, Humin
Black Gypsum DG Fulvic Acid, Humic Acid, Humin

All of our humic products offer the grower who uses (or wants to start using) humic acids the opportunity to easily incorporate humic acid in to most production schemes, whether blended in fertilizer or direct applied.

For more information on our complete line of products, visit our products page.

John Pope is a Territory Manager for The Andersons, Inc. Turf & Specialty Group, with a focus on high-tech, high-value solutions for the professional turf, horticulture and agriculture markets. John has been in the Plant Nutrient Industry for 33 years. He can be reached at: