Commercial Horticulture

Commercial horticulture

Increase your yields with NOVIHUM®
It optimizes soil and substrate properties, and sustainably increases plant resilience. With NOVIHUM®, you’ll get higher yield, better plants and more flavor from harvested crops.

NOVIHUM® for              
commercial horticulture 

NOVIHUM® single-application trials around the globe (commercial and extension services) showed significant positive short- and long-term effects in terms of yield increase, drought protection, and fruit quality. For instance:
  • 10 – 25% average yield increase with little effort
  • Grapes: 40% higher yield while keeping the sugar content consistent
  • Strawberries: 23% higher yield, with more Class A fruits (+28%)
  • Lettuce: 25% increase in fresh mass, 10% bigger crown diameter
  • Sweet peppers: 13% higher yield
  • Tomato: 14% higher yield, 6% higher BRIX


Grow better with NOVIHUM®
You will get higher yields, better crop quality, and protection against drought and soil erosion.

NOVIHUM® for agriculture 

NOVIHUM® single-application trials around the globe (commercial and extension services) showed significant positive short- and long-term effects in terms of yield increase, drought protection, and fruit quality. For instance:
  • Commercial potato operation: 19% higher yield, higher proportion of larger potatoes
  • Recultivation operation with crop rotation: higher yield in rye (20%,) rapeseed (40%), barley (50%) and wheat (70%) 


Humus-poor and humus-free soils offer only low yields. The fertility of arable land is increasingly being pushed to its limits by industrial cultivation. The exploitation of natural resources leaves behind devastated soils. NOVIHUM® improves the entire eco-system of the soil and protects it from erosion and drought effects.

NOVIHUM® for recultivation 

  • Enhances low-humus sites with high-quality, N-bearing stable humus 
  • Works in synergy with other yield-enhancing products (e.g. fertilizers)
  • Eases recultivation of waste tips, open cast mining sites or desert areas for profitable, sustainable agricultural use

Reference cases

More and bigger potatoes in Canada

A commercial potato trial in Canada shows higher yields
  • Year: 2017
  • Plant: Fresh market potato, variety “Dakota Pearl” 
  • Sandy loam soil, carbon content of 1-2%, 1 acre
  • Application rate: 300-600 kg/acre (250-500 g/m² in rows)
  • Grown using standard irrigation and fertilizer practices
  • Results: yield increase of 19%, and a greater proportion of large potatoes

Everything's bigger in Texas – even bell pepper yield

Higher yields with bell peppers in sandy soils: trial at Texas A&M, Texas, USA
  • Year: 2016/17
  • Plant: Bell pepper
  • Texas field research plot (200 m²) with sandy soil
  • Application rate of ca. 350 g/m² 
  • Results: yield increases of 13%, fruit quality unaffected
  • On-going second-year trials

(trial controlled for Nitrogen)

More grapes

Case study in wine grapes: multi-year yield increase while maintaining quality
Trial: Wobar Vineyard, Germany

  • Year: 2015/16/17
  • Plant: Grape (Cabernet Blanc)
  • Loam/limestone soil, open field, ca. 500 g per new plant
  • Significant yield increase: over 20%
  • Sugar content of the grapes remained unchanged

“Carbenet Blanc showing a yield increase of over 20% even 3 years after applying Novihum: that is a really impressive result!”

(Dr. Andreas Wobar, WeinWobar, Großräschener See, about using Novihum in their new vineyard)

More and better strawberries

Novihum increases yield and quality in strawberries
Trial: strawberry breeder, Germany

  • Year: 2016/17
  • Plant: Strawberry (Malling Centenary)
  • Trial: pots in crop gutters
  • Novihum-Application-Rate: 1%Vol
  • Significant average yield increase (+23%); yield increase even higher (28%) for class A fruits

(trial controlled for nitrogen)

Bigger lettuce

NOVIHUM increases fresh mass and crown diameter of Romaine lettuce
Trial: Commercial farm in Yuma, AZ, USA

  • Year: 2017
  • Plant: Romaine lettuce
  • Sandy soil, trial in 1-acre area
  • Two application rates: 100 g/m² ("half" rate) and 200 g/m² ("full" rate)
  • The trial followed standard irrigation and fertilizer practices
  • Result: significant increases in shoot mass, root mass, and crown diameter

Grower scaled up using NOVIHUM from 1-acre to 50-acres after first trial

Long-term trials with NOVIHUM®

NOVIHUM has demonstrated long-term effects over 15 years, including increased drought resistance
Trial: FIB, Germany

  • Years: 2001 – 2017
  • Intensive crop rotation: wheat, rye, barley, potato, etc.
  • Recultivation of former mining site (Welzow)
  • Sandy soil, semiarid climatic zone
  • Single application of NOVIHUM in 2001
  • Higher yields on NOVIHUM-treated areas compared to control areas
  • In drought year (2003), losses were significantly less in NOVIHUM-treated areas