Annual Specialty Fruits and 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.

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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”

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REVITALIZE YOUR SOIL. GROW WITH COOL TERRA®

Incorporating 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.

Specialty crops

Crops include but are not limited to leafy vegetables, strawberries, fruiting vegetables, cucurbit begetables, root and tuber crops, carrots and bulb vegetables and cruciferousvegetables.


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tight band

For tight band application, apply 100-200 lbs per acre pre-plant, ensuring all applied material is incorporated into the root developement zone.

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broadcast

For broadcast application, apply 200-300 lbs per acre pre-plant, ensuring all applied material is incorporated.

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blend & co-apply

Can blend and co-apply with most dry fertilizers, compost or humics applied pre-plant if incorporated.

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For growers who desire to be more efficient with water



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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

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For growers who desire to be more efficient with nutrition



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Cool Terra products undergo specifically engineered 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.

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For growers who desire greater biological life



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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.

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Available through your local distributor in a range of sizes:


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Cool Terra® Organic -
1.0 Cubic Yard Supersack

For professional and commercial growers

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Cool Terra® Organic -
1.0 Cubic Foot Polybag

For recreational growers and landscapers

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Cool Terra® Organic -
5 Quart Trial Size Jug

For gardeners

Turf


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new sod installations

For new sod installations: As part of soil preparation, surface apply and lightly rake 18-70 lbs (~0.5-2 cubic feet) of product per 1000 sq. ft.

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Seeding new turf

For seeding new turf: Spread an even layer of 18-70 lbs (~0.5-2 cubic feet) per 1000 sq. ft. to soil prior to seeding. Then rake both seeds and product into the top soil.

Cool Terra Application Scenarios and Benefits by Crop Type


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Golf & Sports Turf

  • Apply during aerification of existing turf or prior to seeding or sodding new turf
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Landscapes & Gardens

  • Apply into the top 4” of soil for broad landscaping plantings and (or) compaction relief
  • Can be blended with additional materials for hydroseeding
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Nursery & Greenhouse

  • Apply directly to soil media or mix with bulk soils, compost, or topdressings
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Tree Planting & Transplants

  • Apply directly to the transplant or new planting root hole

Cool Terra’s specifically engineered properties can deliver multiple benefits:


  • Improved soil water holding capacity and nutrient efficiency
  • Supports turf resiliency and quality
  • Improved soil structure and compaction relief
  • Revitalized soil characteristics in sub-optimal growing areas
  • Plant establishment impact through quicker germination and increased root development
  • Complimentary benefits to existing media regimes
  • High new tree planting and transplant success rates
  • Long-lasting soil root zone benefits

landscape


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existing turf

Apply during aerification for best results - 17.5 lbs / 1000 sq. ft.

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seeding or sodding

Can be applied directly on top of application area - 35 lbs / 1000 sq. ft.

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broadcast landscape & compaction relief

Incorporate into the top 4” - 140 lbs / 1000 sq. ft.

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mixes with bulk soil, compost & topdressing

50 lbs / Cubic Yard

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hydroseeding

17.5 lbs / 1000 sq. ft.

effective for a range of planting scenarios


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existing turf

Apply during aerification for best results

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seeding or sodding

Can be applied directly on top of application area

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broadcast landscape & compaction relief

Incorporate into the top 4”

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Mixes with bulk soil, compost and topseeding

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hydroseeding

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tree plantings and transplants

Precision apply into the root hole

Tree and shrub planting and transplants


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Plant & transplant

Mix with backfill and apply to root hole at a rate of 1.2 lbs (1 qt.) / 5 gallons of backfill.

APPLICATION EXAMPLE
IN PROPAGATION 5% by volume ~ 1 teaspoon per plug tray
IN TRANSPLANTING 5% by volume
in container transplants or potting up
~ 2 teaspoons / gallon pot of soil
IN SOIL BLENDS 5% by volume ~ 1.5 ft3 per 1 yd3
WITH COMPOST 5% by volume ~ 3 yards per 100 yd3
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Enhanced Aeration and Draining Limited Ability to Aerate Soil Aerates Soil
Neutral pH High pH Processed to Optimize pH
Limited CEC Significant CEC High CEC / AEC
Limited Water Retention Significant Water Holding Capacity High Water Holding Capacity
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Contact Us for Cool Terra® information







Call: 303-221-2029

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Cool Terra product support

Phone: 888-564-9332 Email Support: coolterra@coolplanet.com Cool Terra Support

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