One of the most frequent diseases suffered by vine wood is tinder. Specifically, it is a parasitic problem caused by fungi that penetrate the wood and dry it out. It has spread to all corners of Europe very quickly, mainly due to the banning by the European Union of sodium arsenite, a product that controlled this pest very well but was very harmful to human health.New solutions for crop diseases From that moment on, work began on obtaining a product similar to sodium arsenite that would comply with Community legislation. However, the results were not good for many years.
Everything changed with the appearance of a Spanish company which, despite not yet being widely established in the agricultural sector, is rapidly making headway thanks to its innovative proposal. Nostoc Biotech is a company which, as its founder Enrique Cat says, aims to transform traditional agriculture and make it more efficient and sustainable in ecological terms. That is why he has invested a lot of effort and dedication, as well as all the money raised in an excellent crowdfounding campaign, in producing a phytosanitary product from worm humus.curative and preventive capacityIn Spain, before Nostoc appeared, there were already many companies dedicated to the production of protective fertilizers of natural origin. However, the problem they suffered from was that they were only effective from a preventive, not a curative, perspective.
That is to say, those who already had the problem of suffering, for example, from a plague of red spider, found no use in them. However, worm humus is effective in this respect as well. Worm humus is natural and effective. When you pour natural fertilizer on a field and it is eaten by the earthworms present in it, they start to create a by-product with impressive qualities, which is called humus and which is used by Nostoc's professionals to create their product.This humus has proved to be particularly effective in combating nematodes, microscopic worms that wreak havoc on crops with low rotation such as chard, tomatoes and cucumbers which are so common in greenhouses throughout Spain.
In particular, when this product is poured into the ground, it re-establishes its natural antibiotic properties so that, in a very short time, these nematodes do not have what they need to live and, furthermore, they see their natural enemies making their presence felt again. In short, they take very little time to disappear completely.