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Agricultural Soil Amendment For Production Ag
Cool Terra® works to improve key soil performance characteristics for greater crop productivity and operational sustainability
Applications and Use: For innovative, conventional and organic growers interested in optimizing soils for greater productivity, significant return on investment, and long-lasting sustainability benefits.
A consistent, predictable soil amendment effective for annual specialty fruit and vegetable crops, permanent crops, and broad-acre row crops across a wide range of soil conditions and geographies.
Cool Terra’s proven benefits are improved crop yields and farmer profitability, through water and fertilizer efficiency, positive soil microbe impact, improvements in seed germination and stand establishment, and meaningful carbon sequestration.
Historically, soil has been overlooked – seen as merely ground for holding plants while fertilizers, nutrients, and water help them grow. Over time, our topsoil’s have deteriorated due to erosion and some practices such as mono-cropping and over-tillage. Now, innovative farmers and growers are improving their soil health to achieve greater productivity, crop quality, and sustainability.
With global population growth expected to reach 10 billion in 2050, soils are becoming increasingly important. Cool Terra serves as a tool in a grower’s soil health toolbox to achieve profitability and sustainability simultaneously, instead of at the expense of one or the other.
At Cool Planet, we see soil as the foundation for your operation’s productivity and quality. So, we’ve engineered Cool Terra to optimize the vitality of all types of soil by enhancing the root zone. Cool Terra is a specifically engineered, biochar-based, technology that has been shown to improve plant establishment through quicker germination and increased root development all while sequestering substantial amounts of carbon. This leads to increased grower productivity and profitability, and environmental sustainability.
A tool to help improve grower profitability
In targeted applications, improved yield on marketable produce, leading to increased revenue per acre
Allows for more efficient use of inputs, allowing growers to utilize fertilizer and irrigation more judiciously
Priced to allow growers to capture a substantial return on investment
Backed by credible science
Cool Planet has made a significant multi-year investment in internal R&D and foundational field trials. See Evidence of Efficacy page for specific field trial results
Over 120 independent, 3rd party (conducted by university and credible independents) field trials have shown that Cool Terra technology delivers, on average, a 12% increase in yield while generating a greater than 3:1 grower return on investment.
Investment in long-term soil health
Creates a positive environment for soil microbes
Impacts soil structure, aeration and porosity
Can modify soil infiltration rate and ionic exchange capacity (CEC and AEC)
Can help reduce leaching and runoff
Long-lasting and chemically stable in the soil, resists degradation
Engineered for easy application with modern agricultural and landscaping equipment
By incorporating Cool Terra into the root zone, key soil performance characteristics can be enhanced. Cool Terra works to unlock the potential of the soil for improved plant available water, nutrient retention, biological environment and microbial growth, structure, and sustainability.
Cool Terra is effective for a wide range of plants and soils and can be easily applied through normal application procedures:
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.
Please consult your crop advisor for guidance.
VIEW OF COOL TERRA®
UNDER A MICROSCOPE
Microbes inhabiting pores and surfaces.
Extensive Surface Area
Free Air Space
High Ion Exchange Capacity
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.
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