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Soil Amendment For Fruit & Vegetables
Optimize key soil performance characteristics for greater annual fruit, vegetable, and leafy green crop productivity and sustainability.
Applications and Use: For innovative, conventional and organic, growers interested in improving key soil performance characteristics for greater annual fruit, vegetable, and leafy green crop yield, significant return on investment, and long-term sustainability benefits.
Cool Terra is a consistent, predictable, carbon-based soil amendment that has shown impressive crop yield improvement results on berries, citrus crops, peppers, tomatoes, broccoli, onion, leafy greens, and more.
By partnering with over 50 independent, 3rd party, university and agricultural researchers to conduct studies, on a wide variety of crops and in a diverse array of growing regions, we proudly stand behind the results we’ve seen.
The trial program utilized standard design methods for all the trials including randomized, complete block, replicated design, where fields or orchards are divided into units to account for any soil variation in the field.
A valuable tool in a grower’s soil health toolbox
No matter your soil type, geography, growing environment, and plant varieties, many growers can benefit from Cool Terra’s soil health performance features. Cool Terra can help improve soil quality and key soil performance characteristics for more robust plant growth, which can lead to higher marketable yields.
Yield improvement comparison of cool terra treated plots vs. growers “standard treatment plots”
REVITALIZE YOUR SOIL. GROW WITH COOL TERRA®
Incorporate Cool Terra into the active root zone of plants or near germinating seeds. Application rate will depend on the plant species and planting density. Please consult your crop advisor for guidance.
Annual Fruit And Vegetable Specialty crops Applications
Crops include but are not limited to leafy vegetables, strawberries, fruiting vegetables, cucurbit vegetables, root and tuber crops, carrots and bulb vegetables and cruciferous vegetables.
For tight band application, apply 100-200 lbs per acre pre-plant, ensuring all applied material is incorporated into the root developement zone.
For broadcast application, apply 200-300 lbs per acre pre-plant, ensuring all applied material is incorporated.
blend & co-apply
Can blend and co-apply with most dry fertilizers, compost or humics applied pre-plant if incorporated.
For growers who desire to be more efficient with water
In many environments, Cool Terra soil amendment products have the ability to optimize water-holding capacity in the soil, lessen evaporative water loss and, most importantly, increase plant “available” water – the water that plant roots can actually access – when compared to controls. For growers who desire to be more efficient with water and irrigation, Cool Terra products provide key soil benefits to improve water efficiencies.
For growers who desire to be more efficient with nutrition
Cool Terra products undergo specifically engineered, patented, treatment processes that increase the cationic and anionic exchange capacity (AEC and CEC) of the material. When applied into the root zone, Cool Terra enables soil to more effectively hold externally applied nutrition, allowing the plant to uptake nutrition more effectively. Additionally, Cool Terra creates a more favorable environment for microbial development, which can further assist with both nutrient cycling and availability in the soil.
For growers who desire greater biological life
The Cool Terra soil amendment can have a significant impact on the soil microbiome. Bacteria and fungi essential for soil and plant health have been observed to thrive and grow more effectively when Cool Terra is applied. This comes as no surprise to us: We have engineered the biochar-based product to have many the properties that microbes find desirable. A healthy, diverse soil microbiome can result in fewer plant stressors and diseases, enhanced plant growth, and increased yield potential. On top of that, the fixed-carbon composition of Cool Terra products means that the material will resist breaking down over time, and maintain its physical, chemical, and biological properties long into the future.
VIEW OF COOL TERRA®
UNDER A MICROSCOPE
Microbes inhabiting pores and surfaces.
Extensive Surface Area
Free Air Space
High Ion Exchange Capacity
Available through your local distributor in a range of sizes. For example, Cool Terra® Organic is available in the following sizes:
Cool Terra Application Scenarios and Benefits by Crop Type
Cool Terra’s specifically engineered properties can
deliver multiple benefits:
- Improved soil water holding capacity
- Enhanced fertilizer efficiency
- A beneficial environment for microbial growth
- Improved soil structure in targeted problem areas
- Revitalized soil characteristics in sub-optimal growing areas
- Plant establishment impact through quicker germination and increased root development
- Revitalized and improved soil performance characteristics that will last