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28.09.2020
Nadine John
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Micro­bi­al enri­ched gro­wing media

Strong dise­a­se sup­pres­sing effects with TerrAktiv PLUS

The bio­lo­gi­cal sup­pres­si­on of com­mon plant dise­a­ses incre­a­singly beco­mes the pre­fer­red alter­na­ti­ve to che­mi­cal plant pro­tec­tion. Adding bio­sti­mu­lants to a gro­wing medi­um can indu­ce the requi­red sup­pres­sing effects. Based on long-term rese­arch, Klasmann-Deilmann has deve­lo­ped TerrAktiv PLUS, a uni­que con­sti­tu­ent con­sis­ting of green com­post enri­ched with spe­cia­li­zed micro­bi­al bio­sti­mu­lants.

Com­pa­red to other bio­sti­mu­lant pro­ducts,” says Dr Sebas­ti­an Kipp, head of pro­duct deve­lo­p­ment at Klasmann-Deilmann, “TerrAktiv PLUS shows reli­able and supe­ri­or effects in sup­pres­sing com­mon plant dise­a­ses in orna­men­tal plants and other hor­ti­cul­tu­ral crops.”

Dr Sebas­ti­an Kipp, head of pro­duct deve­lo­p­ment at Klasmann-Deilmann

Gro­wers rely on an effi­ci­ent sup­pres­si­on of plant dise­a­ses. Howe­ver, regu­la­to­ry hurd­les for the use of fun­gi­ci­des are rai­sed year by year. The­re­fo­re, bio­lo­gi­cal solu­ti­ons to defend plants against dise­a­ses such as Pythi­um, Phy­to­phtho­ra and Fusa­ri­um are get­ting more and more important. Adding the right bio­sti­mu­lants can cau­se a sup­pres­si­ve effect in gro­wing media and pre­vent crop dise­a­ses. To bridge this gap in hor­ti­cul­tu­ral pro­duc­tion, Klasmann-Deilmann has deve­lo­ped a uni­que solu­ti­on.

In a seri­es of sci­en­ti­fic tri­als in col­la­bo­ra­ti­on with inde­pen­dent rese­arch insti­tu­tes, we have inves­ti­ga­ted the effi­ci­en­cy of various fun­gal and bac­te­ri­al strains to sup­press com­mon crop dise­a­ses. “The per­for­mance of our new pro­duct was also tes­ted in com­pa­ri­son with com­mon­ly used bio­sti­mu­lants,” says Sebas­ti­an Kipp. “The out­co­me of all tri­als con­firm that TerrAktiv PLUS pro­vi­des the stron­gest sup­pres­si­ve effect among all bio­sti­mu­lant pro­ducts tes­ted.” A pro­por­ti­on of 5–10% by volu­me in stan­dard gro­wing media is suf­fi­ci­ent to achie­ve out­stan­ding results.

 

TerrAktiv PLUS …

  • is based on TerrAktiv green com­post made from 100% plant-based con­sti­tu­ents;
  • is addi­tio­nal­ly enri­ched with a micro­bi­al addi­ti­ve that opti­mi­ses the sup­pres­si­ve effect;
  • is rich in natu­ral ami­no acids and enzy­mes;
  • con­tains high levels of trace ele­ments;
  • yiel­ds high­ly posi­ti­ve effects, espe­cial­ly in terms of the qua­li­ty of sen­si­ti­ve crops;
  • is the supe­ri­or alter­na­ti­ve to all com­mon­ly used bio­sti­mu­lants for gro­wing media.

 

TerrAktiv PLUS ensu­res …

  • strong micro­bi­al vita­li­sa­ti­on of substrates;
  • grea­ter resis­tance to soil-bor­ne fun­gal patho­gens;
  • enhan­ced con­ver­si­on of orga­nic fer­ti­li­sers into plant-avail­ab­le nut­ri­ents;
  • sup­pres­si­on of mould for­ma­ti­on;
  • healt­hi­er, more robust crops;
  • impro­ved root growth.

 

TerrAktiv PLUS – ide­al for con­tai­ner-grown crops

Just one examp­le of many: Con­tai­ner sub­stra­te 2 coar­se + 10% TerrAktiv PLUS