Micronutrient deficiency

(Manganese, Zinc, Copper, Boron, Iron) results in sub-optimal crop growth, yield and nutritional quality. This deficiency impacts billions of people worldwide and is especially problematic in alkaline soils. At least half of children worldwide ages 6 months to 5 years suffer from one or more micronutrient deficiency, and globally more than 2 billion people are affected.

Soileos compounds deliver nutrients in their optimal bioavailable state. This results in crops with higher nutrient density in their tissues compared to conventional synthetic fertilizers, increasing micronutrients for humans consumption.

Rising CO2 and soil depletion have resulted in sharp declines in protein and minerals.

For the current century, estimates of the human health impact of these declines range from 138 million to 1.4 billion.New studies confirm the declines in protein, iron, and zinc, along with declines in vitamins B1, B2, B5, and B9.The average calcium levels in 12 fresh vegetables dropped 27 %: iron levels 37%, vitamin A levels 21%, and vitamin C levels 30% from 1975-1997 – Kushi Institute

Iron deficiency is one of the most prevalent nutrient deficiencies in the world, affecting an estimated two billion people – World Health Organization

International Patented Technology

Developed by an international team of scientists, the core innovation is a process that binds bioavailable nutrients such as iron, manganese, copper, and boron to cellulose.
The bond is strong enough so it does not leach, while weak enough for plant roots to take up the nutrients via biological demand. Technical advances allow the plant roots to take up the nutrients when they need it in their growth cycle “on-demand”, in contrast to current synthetic fertilizers which continually release a stream of nutrients for a limited time regardless of whether the plant requires the nutrients or not. The result of this novel delivery mechanism is a higher uptake of nutrients in plant tissue, resulting in healthier and more nutrient-dense crops and food.

 

Binding micronutrients with organic agricultural waste

Soileos binds all major micronutrients to cellulose from various food processing waste streams such as rice hulls, lentil hulls, lentil fiber, wheat straw, barley straw, and coconut fiber. The result is a low-cost micronutrient fertilizer that does not leach and results in more nutritious crops with higher yields.
Why it’s Different – More effective than conventional synthetic fertilizers, easily scalable, globally effective

 


Conventional Synthetic Fertilizer Vs. Soileos with patent-pending micronutrient delivery technology

Trials, Research, and Data

Crop Trials

Independent crop trial research company AgQuest conducted trials with Soileos. Trial crops included wheat, canola and peas.

Greenhouse Trials

Greenhouse trials were conducted at Kwantlen Polytechnic University. Crops grown were barley, turf grass and peas.

Results KPU Trials

T5:SRF

T3:Lucent

T7:Fertilizer

 

Soileos T3 provides comparable leaf color and health to T7, the ‘optimum control’ and is superior to commercial slow-release fertilizer T5.