• Prevent exhaustion


Regular cultivation of soil leads to a loss of minerals and negative effects on the soil microclimate. This results in a decrease in yield. A reduction of the effects of soil exhaustion by the implementation of Hortibac fortis could be shown in laboratory experiments.

Trials to combat soil exhaustion, a phenomena particularly observed in nurseries, are presently being carried out in vineyards. Apart from trial fields at several wine growers, long-term studies are in progress at a vine-nursery to document the positive effects of our product against soil exhaustion.

So-called ‘vine-exhaustionen’ is a phenomenon often found in nurseries. Due to the one-sided nutrient leaching and the infestation of specific pathogenic microorganisms, after three consecutive rearings, the cultivated plots cannot be used for several years. This means a permanent area expansion and consequently increased costs for the vine-nurseries. The regular cultivation of soil leads to a loss of minerals and negative effects on the soil microclimate.

To date, no conventional pesticide or fertilizer addressed the problem of ‘vine-exhaustion’. In laboratory trials, Hortibac fortis was shown to reduce the effects of soil exhaustion.

Hortibac fortis is presently at the market introduction stage, whereby several investigations in cooperation with the State Educational and Research Institute for Agriculture, Viniculture and Horticulture, Rheinland Pfalz with soil already showing symptoms of exhaustion revealed that its use leads to a considerable reduction of vine/soil exhaustion. Two doctoral candidates from Plantbacter and the State Educational and Research Institute are performing trials in parallel to further optimise the product and to adapt it to the customer needs.



enhance microbiological environment and growth rate


high water storage capacity and improved capillary action


made out of natural fibres, no fertilizers or other accelerators


improves sustainability of any project, carbon dioxide reduction