Soileos Smart Fertilizer
Considered a top emerging technology by the World Economic Forum smart fertilizers are set to revolutionize current agricultural practices.
Farmers need to greatly increase crop yields in order to feed the world’s growing population. Applying more fertilizer can help, but the current versions developed in the 1950’s are inefficient and cause pollution and runoff.Recently, smart fertilizers have been developed that revitalize the soil, produce more nutrient dense food, require fewer applications, and avoid runoff and pollution.Smart fertilizers are controlled releases — made possible by sophisticated materials and manufacturing techniques — that gradually release nutrients into the soil, instead of the current force-feeding model.
The slowness of the release is determined by the low solubility of the chemical compounds in the soil moisture. Since synthetic fertilizers are soluble in water, the nutrients disperse quickly as the fertilizer dissolves. But because controlled-release fertilizers are not water-soluble, nutrients disperse into the soil slowly. Allowing the plant to gain nutrients when needed.
Boron deficiency is a common deficiency in plants. It is the most widespread micronutrient deficiency around the world and causes large losses in crop production and quality. IWhen boron deficiency occurs it stunts plant growth resulting i n misshapen, wrinkled and blue hued leaves.
Copper supports a healthy metabolism, promotes strong and healthy bones and ensures the nervous system works properly. A recent study found nearly 25% of people in North America were copper deficient. Copper is essential for absorbing iron, maintaining a healthy immune system and encouraging the body to make more osteoblasts, which are cells that strengthen bone tissue.
Manganese is an essential plant micronutrient and indispensable to the healthy functioning of oxygen-evolving complex system of photosyntesis.
For humans, manganese is a necessary component of several important enzymes in your body that work to process carbohydrates, amino acids, and cholesterol.
Iron is critical for motor and cognitive development. Children and pregnant women are vulnerable to the consequences of iron deficiency. The most common consequence of iron deficiency is anemia, in which the number of red blood cells and your blood’s ability to carry oxygen drops. Anemia, affects 43% of children and 38% or women globally . Symptoms include tiredness, weakness, a weakened immune system, and impaired brain function.
Zinc is an essential mineral that promotes immunity, resistance to infection and supports the proper growth and development of the nervous system. It is integral to healthy pregnancy outcomes. Currently 17.3% of the global population is at risk for zinc deficiency. Zinc supplementation reduces the incidence of premature birth, decreases childhood diarrhea and respiratory infections, and increases growth and weight gain among infants and young children.