The Soileos Difference
Current micronutrient fertilizers like chelates, oxides and oxy-sulphates are ineffective in high alkaline soil, expensive, hard to use, and pollute soil and groundwater. Soileos is different. Through a patented micronutrient delivery technology developed by Lucent Biosciences – Soileos – binds micronutrients to cellulose fibers, delivering a new class of smart micronutrient fertilizers that does not leach and increase yield of more nutritious crops through an “on-demand” release of micronutrients
Unlike all other micronutrient fertilizers which leach due to rain or irrigation, Soileos is organic and water insoluble. It remains in the soil close to crop roots, where it releases nutrients under biological demand.This means that plants fertilized with Soileos can access the micronutrients when they need them most in their growth cycle, and nutrients are available longer than when conventional fertilizer are used, resulting in higher yields.
Conventional Synthetic Chelates
In effect, Soileos uses cellulose as a chelate, instead of synthetic molecules such as EDTA. Over time, the cellulose will decompose naturally and become a source of soil carbon in direct contrast to synthetic molecules like chelates that don’t fortify the soil, don’t decompose, and can transport heavy metals into groundwater. Soileos also provides crops with nutrients in their most bioavailable state, resulting in crops with higher nutrient density in their tissues, which can directly address micronutrient deficiencies in humans.
In recent field and greenhouse trials, Soileos has demonstrated improved growth and yield and high bioavailability. While mineral fertilizers applied at high concentrations can result in toxicity and stunted growth, Soileos us non-toxic, and grows healthier plants