carcinogen free, hypoallergenic, non-toxic, non-fuming
Why use ecoAgra™ Plant Protect for soil remediation? The Sodium in fertilizers typically
remains in the top one foot of soil and can inhibit water from passing through - much as excess
sodium in the human body will trap water. This action inhibits root growth depth and hence,
soil fitness and pH balance, making the soil "weak" and more susceptible to molds, fungi and
other similar issues as well as creating an environment in the soil suitable for habitation by
many of the more nuisance and harmful pests - as the soil becomes more acidic.
Soil compaction can also result - creating greater and greater runoff of water even during the
most moderate of seasons. This compaction alone can pass many fertilizers and harmful environmental
concerns off with the water and into watershed areas, aquifers and other areas maintained for human
benefit - while less seeps into the fields where it is needed most. The runoff of harmful chemicals
into rivers, streams and groundwater, resulting from agricultural farming activity is one of the
biggest polluters of groundwater in the US and Canada. By using ecoAgra™ Plant Protect
the use of fertilizers may be reduced, much as a healthy body needs less food for nutrition due
to its balanced pH and better functioning, soil conditioning is much the same.
In the case of soil remediation, the water solution of ecoAgra™ Plant Protect will serve to
hydrate and liberate micro-soils into a water solution with irrigation water and force the displacement
of hydrocarbon soils out of the water column toward the ambient surface or lower density environment
and also serve to promote anaerobic digestion in soils.
Solutions of as little as 1 gallon of ecoAgra™ Plant Protect to 1 acre inch of irrigation
water is able to displace hydrocarbon contaminants very effectively, while the surfactant itself
readily biodegrades in an oxygen and water environment exposed to ambient bacteria.
The actual clean-up is accomplished with various absorbant materials or by flooding and recovery
or by the use of screeds which serve to skim off the hydrocarbon contaminants.
Soil balance is the key to success. When our soils are out of balance we are unable to utilize
fertility inputs to their potential, and the continued application of the wrong products may
cause a greater negative effect and continue to drive the soil even further out of balance.
Soil hardness and compaction
Poor water penetration with high evaporation
Low organic matter
Weak plants with high stress
Increased plant disease and insect pressure
In addition, there are other negative aspects that we may notice from time to time like "cutting
out early." We eventually come to the question "What is it going to take to correct the problems
and stay in business?" Sustainability is a result of maintaining soil balance.
This approach to soil management involves four major areas:
The Net result of a sustainable approach to soil management is more dollars in your pockets
through higher productivity and improved quality.
Reduction in soil compaction
Physical Changes To Look For:
Better water utilization, including root zone retention
Healthier, more vigorous plants
Leaching and complexion salts
Better disease resistance with less insect pressure
Better nutrient utilization
Improved soil oxygenation and sustained microbial life in soils
An additional result of spraying a field with ecoAgra™ Plant Protect after plowing
is that crop rotation becomes unnecessary. This also adds up to great savings and
reduced labor costs.
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