Crop2Boost: Grow more while reducing fertilizer and irrigation
Crop2Boost acts as a water-saving medium that promotes increased plant growth and improves aeration of the soil. By optimizing the water retention and infiltration in the soil, while also reducing the usage of fertilizers by up to 50%, Crop2Boost can substantially increase productivity and profitability.
Not only that, Crop2Boost stays active in the soil for 10-15 years with just one application.
No degredation in performance for 12+ years
Just mix with soil
No complicated calculations
No change of irrigation system required
Size, hardness, specific gravity and pore size are adjustable depending on the application
No negative impact on soil
Plant and fruit compliant to Japanese evironmental regulations on soil
Tomato, green beans, pepper, leafy vegetables, wheat, oranges, and sweet potatoes are among the crops that have been shown to yield positive results from its unique characteristics.
How Crop2Boost works
The pores in Crop2Boost, which are produced by burning pulverized waste glass mixed with foaming agents such as shell powder or calcium carbonate, have a capacity to retain water equivalent to 15% of its total volume. Leaching tests show that Crop2Boost does not cause any problems related to heavy metals or toxication of the soil.
Crop2Boost is a product that uses Porous Alpha technology. It is an inert soil substrate (not a soil amendment) that can be configured for many different types of soil (including soilless) and has proven effectiveness in both field and greenhouse applications under a variety of conditions.
Crop2Boost is being used in agriculture worldwide, supporting growers of a variety of different foods.
Morocco is one of the world's biggest producers of tomatoes. Water supplies are always a challenge as their production base is in an arid zone close to the Sahara desert. The ground water level is getting deeper every year, with many farmers having to pump water from 100 - 150 metres below the surface. As such, water-related costs represent 10 - 15% of total production costs - and they are increasing.
Tests were run in several production units during growing periods. Crop2Boost generated up to 46% reductions in both irrigation and fertilizer needs, while boosting crops by up to 28%.