Humates are very often applied in viticulture. Especially with an increasing success in ecological viticulture.
According to the standards for organic viticulture, soil fertility must be restored by providing organic matter. The goal of this practice is to improve soil structure, soil biological activity, the ability to feed the plant and to increase the existence of competitive antagonists against soil-born pathogens.
Practices that do not provide organic matter, lead to the degradation of the soil causing problems of erosion. Consequently, the soil loses its physical structure, its existing nutrients and its biological activity.
The application of Humates to the soil is an efficient way to increase the content of humic substances and thus of organic matter. The accumulation of humic substances in soils positively affect water holding capacity, temperature, pH range to improve nutrient availability (e.g. Fe, P), and health maintenance against soil-born diseases.
In addition, humic substances provide a loose soil structure due to the formation of a clay-humus complex in combination with clay minerals. Therefore, root development and water infiltration are improved so that erosion can be reduced. For instance, when vineyards are cultivated in slope and strong rainfall periods occur.
General Benefits of Humintech Products
Quantitative and qualitative yield increases
Regular application of high quality humic acids accumulates their effects in soils and enhances continuously the quantitative and qualitative yield increases. The dry matter of the plants is increased, which also affects the taste of fruits and vegetables positively. In addition the quality of the fruits and shelf life is extended. Our results from practice in different countries show the yield increase at different cultures.
Reduction of water demand
The accumulation of organic matter by humic acids binds the seeping water especially in sandy soils. Thereby the water demand can be reduced up to 50% depending on the soil type. Thus precious water is saved in arid areas.
Increase of the Nutrient`s efficiency
The addition of humic acids increase the fertilizer efficiency and the nutrient uptake by roots. Thus they can decrease the need of fertilizers up to 30% and reduce the production costs substantially. The reduction of fertilizer saves the environment at the same time.
The profit by increased yields, improved fruit and vegetable qualities and saved fertilizer costs exceed the application costs of Humintech products definitely. You can benefit economically and ecologically from the application of humic acids based products in the long term. They are a guarantee for successful yields in any kind of soil, at any place and with any cultivation method.