ENGLISH » Czech chapter (inter)national meeting 2017

Meeting of the Czech chapter took part traditionally in Hustopeče, a small town close to Brno in the South Moravian region of the Czech Republic on March 3, 2017. It was visited by about 50 participants from universities, representatives of humic-related companies or distributors, and of state authorities, as well as by guests from Slovakia and Germany. The meeting was supported by Amagro and Humatex companies.

The meeting was opened by Miloslav Pekař, Czech national coordinator who presented fragments from the last IHSS conference in Kanazawa. He also reminded the existence of the web pages of Czech chapter (http://ihss-cz.cz/). Then, the first discussion block “Experience and methods” followed. František Muška reported on potential application of an original method for finding optimal time when humic products should be applied. The method was originally developed as a tool to fight various agricultural pests and to find optimal time for application of agrochemicals. Ladislav Menšík presented results of their study on fractionation of humic substances collected from forest soils in Drahanská highland (Czech Republic). Václav Rypl from the Central Institute for Supervising and Testing in Agriculture informed that ISO standard CD 19822 will be soon released which describes methods for determination of the contents of humic and fulvic acids in humic products. Czech authorities are working intensively on the national implementation of this standard. The lecture by František Novák was focused on the application of FTIR in qualitative and quantitative analysis of humic subsatnces. Veterinary applications of humic substances were described by Alena Lorencová who talked about the effect of dietary humic substances on intestinal microbiota composition and immune response in animals. The first block was closed by practical presentation delivered by Stanislav Jánošík on the field experience with the application of lignohumates from Slovakia.
The second block, named “Broader context”, contained one lecture. Jaroslav Záhora gave an overview on the importance of humic substances for phosphorus availability from soil to plants.
The last block was called “Lignohumate world”. It was opened by Lubomír Rákos who briefly informed on new products in this field. Then Uwe Böhm presented one of them, Tribocare Phyto, together with results of field trials on applications of this micronized calcium-containing preparation together with lignohumates. Particularly a very positive effect in suppressing various mycoses was stressed. This block was closed by Vojtěch Enev talk on the complex analysis of the composition of commercial lignohumates.
Discussions and informal talks continued in the evening during the get-together meeting in wine cellar which was accompanied by traditional folk cymbalo band.