Agricultural company "Hermes"
Production of organic fertilizers based on vermicompost.

Using Hermes Agri-Company Ltd fertilizers you will be able to:

- SAVE MONEY BY REDUCING THE USE OF MINERAL FERTILIZERS 

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Mineral fertilizers costs,  UAH/ha*

Mineral fertilizers costs with 30% of rate, UAH/ha*

“Humisol-super” costs,    UAH/ha*

SAVED UAH/ha*

Winter wheat

    2302

      691

        93

      598

Winter rape

    3439

     1030

        90

      940

Spring barley

    2175

      653

        93

      560

Maize

    2218

      665

       118

      547

Sunflower

    1647

      494

        90

      404

Sugar beet

    2922

      877

        98

      779

* price as of 2012

 

- ENHANCE AGRICULTURAL PRODUCT QUALITY: 

 

 


- INCREASE PRODUCTIVITY



- PROTECT CROPS FROM FROST  

Humic substances stimulate formation and accumulation of carbohydrates, albumens and other substances. The plants with a higher concentration of a cell sap are known to freeze at lower temperatures. Thanks to the cell sap higher concentration, ice crystals do not form in cells but in intercellular spaces, thus keeping a cell safe from disruption.

The resistibility of plants against low temperatures directly depends on accumulation of sugars, which has complex effects. They protect albumen substances from coagulation, form hydrophilic bonds with cytoplasmic albumins, keeping them safe from a possible denaturation, increase osmotic pressure and thus decrease cytosol freezing temperature. Sugars also have a protective effect on albumens of cell surface membranes, increase water-holding capacity of cell protoplasm colloids.

Water bound with colloids does not freeze and does not transport, staying in a cell.

 

KEEP YIELD SAFE FROM DROUGHT

Humic substances activate cell metabolism, affecting redox reactions in a plant cell by way of changing the ferments activity of catalase and peroxidase, enhance gas exchange and cellular breathing, suppress intensity of free radical oxidation in fibers, which is very important under drought conditions. Humic substances have the capacity of holding moisture in soil by way of forming hydrogen bonds with the molecules of water which in its turn leads to a better moisture consumption by plants.
Humic substances also stimulate root system development. This enables roots to penetrate into the deeper layers of soil. Altogether this helps plants to endure the drought better.



 

SOFTEN PLANT STRESS AFTER APPLYING PESTICIDES 

Humic substances are situated on a cell surface, performing the role of a filter, which retains and neutralizes toxic substances. This makes for the decrease of the pesticides phytotoxicity. Humic substances activate the plant immune system. Such influence enables plants to better endure the stress after applying pesticides.
Humic substances have the capacity to irreversibly bind heavy metals and radioactive nuclides, forming insoluble and slow-moving complexes and taking them out of circulation of substances in soil.
Thus humic substances prevent harmful chemicals from getting into plants.

 

RENEW AND IMPROVE SOIL FERTILITY

Humic substances intensify activity and development of various groups of microorganisms, which are closely connected with soil nutrients mobilization and turning a potential fertility into the effective fertility. When humus organic matter decomposes there forms a great deal of organic acids and carbonic acid. They make for the difficult of access compounds to turn into forms available for plants: phosphorous mobility increases, ammoniac and amidic forms of nitrogen and phosphorous can enter the plants quicker. As a consequence, there can be observed the increase in the content of the above-mentioned substances in plants.
Humic substances are polyelectrolytes by nature. Together with organics and soil mineral particles they form soil adsorption complex. With a large amount of different functional groups, they are able to adsorb and retain soil nutrients, which are not bound by soil minerals and are not washed out by water, being in a state available for plants. Humic substances also increase buffering capacity of soils (they are capable of decreasing soil acidity).
Absorbing properties of humic substances in regard to harmful admixtures and pesticides in soil make for recovery and renewal of soil fertility.
Thus, soil fertility and crop productivity are affected by the complex of interdependent processes, occurring under the direct action of humic substances.

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