Biovin

The natural amendment for healthy soil.
100% ORGANIC SOIL IMPROVER WITH SILICON.
FOR STRONGER AND HEALTHIER PLANTS.

Short Technical Description
The process of “Regulated Grape Mark Composting” allows the humification of grape mark which is available in large quantities as a by-product of wine-making. The regulated fermentation ensures a succession of microorganisms (Streichsbier et al., 1982) starting with yeasts which, by autolysis and subsequent binding of the residual alcohol by esterifying reactions, enable rapid appearance of a mixed population of bacteria. The temperature increase continued by by this bacterial flora favours growth of a thermophilic fungal flora (dominated by Thermomyces sp.) which is mainly responsible for the decomposition process. In the last phase a mixed population of bacteria such as Streptomycetes and natural soil fungi is taking over and finalizing humification and production of plant hormones affecting growth and resistance (see next chapter). The fermented product is dried and granulated and can be stored for several years without losing quality.

The organic base of Biovin consists of grape mark (organic remains of grape pressing) The strict control on the fermentation process of this waste that’s rich in sugars results into a controlled bacterial production of effective growth factors (auxines), organic plant nutrients and billions of active and beneficial micro-organisms. Among these are the important nitrogen fixating bacteria (actinomycetes) and SAR-microbes (Systemic Acquired Resistance), or resistance to plant threatening organisms. Another important aspect is that Biovin plays an important role in stimulating mycorrhizal relationships to create a living interface between roots and soil Biovin is a certified organic fertilizer / soil improver in Zwitserland, Germany, The Netherlands, Greece, Austria and many other European countries for use in certified organic and conventional farming schemes. Biovin is a product that always goes through the same process of humification.
Biovin can be used as a true soil improvement in all soil-depending production, landscaping, hydroseeding and landreclamation Ever since it’s invention in 1974, a minimum of 45 scientific reports are published. All results have in common that Biovin increases the uptake of minerals and prevent nitrogen from leaching. Nitrate is being transformed back into nitrite and ammonium. This cycle is repeated over and over.

DIRECTIONS FOR USE:
800 – 1000 kilo/ ha or 0,5-1% volume by weight as substrate mix for all potting soils.
3-5% mix for top dressing or in complete sand based mixes for greens and sportfields

ADVANTAGES OF BIOVIN:
 Is a perfect basis for the Plant Health Care agricultural programs and for PHC’s grass program.
 Stimulates development and symbiotic activity of mycorrhizae
 Stimulates plant health and resistance (SAR= Systemic acquired resistance)
 Stimulates growth and functionality of beneficial soil/ root bacteria
 Natural organic fertilizer (3:1:2)
 Guaranteed free of diseases or weeds
 Avoids nitrate leaching to ground water and keeps minerals available for plants.

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USE IN COMBINATION WITH OTHER PHC PRODUCTS
– Sportsturf , golfgreens and plant borders
Mix 5% Biovin with Top-Dressing sand. Combine with regular use of PHC FLEXX. As additional stress relief for turf. Spread in spring and fall 100 gram per m2 . Irrigate with water.
– Container plants
0,5-1% Biovin (5-10 kilo/m3) mix with potting substrate
For mycorrhizal colonisation add PHC VA Cocktail (Media Mix) together with Biovin in the substrate.
– Seedbeds
10 kg Biovin per 100m².