Planting of fruit trees and grapes, afforestation

Planting of fruit trees and grapes, afforestation

It’s the start of spring season! In the spring, with the passing of the frosts, the planting period of fruit trees, grapes and trees starts. The seedlings and potted plants that come from nurseries and garden centres have almost fully developed root systems, which, if conditions are appropriate, begin to develop intensively after planting.

The most important condition that must be ensured for the rapid growth of the root system is the appropriate temperature. The temperature of the soil should be at least 10-15 °C for the root system to grow. In addition, adequate moisture content and a sufficient quantity of high quality nutrients are essential.

Two of the three factors can be influenced, therefore we say that two-thirds of the harvest depend on us.

The presence of the right amount of water may depend on several factors. However, this is highly influenced by the quality of the soil and its ability to absorb water. Pebbly and sandy soils are famous for their poor water-absorbing properties, while soil richer in darker organic matter and humus, in which soil life is more active, are capable of binding significantly larger volumes of water. This amount of water remains in the root zone during a drought, thus making the plants more resistant to drought.

We can influence the water-absorbing capacity and structure of the soil, so we can ensure that sufficient moisture is provided for the smooth growth of the plant. One such method is to increase the intensity of soil life.

This can also be achieved with the help of humic acids, which are natural compounds created by a thousand years of microbial degradation processes. These compounds are able to revive natural cycles even in heavily degraded sandy and pebbly soil thus enhancing soil life and improving water retention.

The presence of the right amount and quality of nutrients can be influenced by different methods. Attempting the revival of exhausted soil is usually done through organic or artificial fertilisation, with varying degrees of success. However, this is not really economically advantageous because most of the nutrients applied are not utilised.

Humic acids can also provide a solution to this problem, as they are natural chelating complexing agents, which means that they help with the absorbing and utilisation of the nutrients applied or already in the soil (in a form accessible to the plant) through the root system of the plant..

They can contain more than 70 types of micro- and macro elements, such as potassium, calcium, magnesium, iron, which are essential for the proper life cycle of plants.

The presence of a nutrient is not enough in itself, it must be in a state that can be absorbed by the plant and used up in the most effective way!

In conclusion, we can ensure that with intensive water-absorbing soil and nutrients in a form accessible to plants, the plants that are planted in the spring start growing their roots intensively and are more resistant to frost and drought, and we can also replace deficiency elements, thereby reducing the incidence of deficiency diseases and subsequently increasing crop yield.

The HUMINPOWER product line helps with all these!

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