HCT, LLC Scottsdale, AZ
Breakthrough Technology has dramatically changed the landscape of agronomy, growing vegetation. An industry that has come to rely, depend and prescribe meager solutions has shifted into the 21st century, like email, blue- tooth, Wi-Fi, electronic banking and moreover the internet to name a few have changed our world.
This study conveys what these dependencies are, namely sulfurous acids, gypsum (calcium Sulfate) and pH, how we depend on them, why over time they fail us and the shift in chemistry that replaces these three items which cause vegetation vitality like never experience before.
Do most roots chase nutrition, or do they chase hydration? What’s in that hydration? What’s your actual water irrigation water contain versus the lab water results? What does rain make available from your soil, at what stage of the rainfall, and do you contemplate the value it brings from dissolved oxygen?
Are the most soluble elements in soil toxic (Na, Cl), and the least soluble essential Ca, K, P?
Are we assessing the impact of bacteria, their colonies that form, the slime barriers they create and the toxic wastes they produce?
How much impact does dissolved oxygen have in water, the aerification of soils and in agriculture?
If you have plenty of calcium and sulfate in your soil, should we be adding more calcium & sulfate (gypsum) because our tissue is deficient of essential calcium or should we figure out how to harvest what you already bought that is locked up in your soil that acid is not making available for your plant?
Are you acting on available nutrition by the Soil Paste Extraction method that shows how much of your nutrients are available in lab water? Or are you looking at your available nutrition using your actual water, treated? Do you understand the difference between what’s available with lab or your treated irrigation water, versus how much of these nutrients are actually locked up in your soil?
Available Nutrition -vs- Exchangeable Cations
The soil analysis “method” of Exchangeable Cations reveals the total amount of minerals in your soil and most the time it is substantially much greater than what you see in the “method” of Soil Paste Extraction, commonly referred to as Available Nutrition which is just showing you what the lab water (or irrigation water, depending what is specified by the grower) will release. There may be perhaps a few years of nutrition bound in the soil that could be harvested if it could be released. Not all analyses give you this data, you have to know what to ask for. When it is offered, usually the Soil Paste extraction is represented as Avail. and the Extractable Cations is represented as Exchangeable. One phase of the WaterSOLV Program is designed to gradually harvest the Exchangeable cations.
Current acids leave more calcium and sulfate in the soil day over day, year over year, in turn cementing the soils when the intent of their addition is to be utilized by the plant. What we have done is determined how to release the bicarbonate from the calcium with acid, to make it soluble in the acidified water. It works, but it is only sustainable for about 1-2 years when the vegetation begins to deteriorate.
Gypsum (calcium sulfate) is acidified with sulfurous acid (sulfuric, N-pHuric, sulfur burner) and water, dissolving minerals and metals into a soluble form so that when the plant takes up water, it can take up the nutrients. And what we have stated before is at the end of each year you have more calcium and sulfate than you began with and yet you continue to see calcium deficiency in the tissue analyses, as well as water not going down into the soil. The ever-increasing dilemma is readily identified by looking back at the amounts of Exchangeable Cations on your soil analyses, versus the Soil Paste Extraction that just shows what your water can produce.
Interesting to note, even the acetic acid has a solubility threshold regardless of pH, including a pH of zero! The calcium as CaCO3, you would multiply the calcium number there by 2.5. That is about the capacity of the calcium acetate, roughly 38,000 ppm at room temperature even at zero pH. It can go higher as temperatures are elevated thought the sequestration falls apart at about 140 deg. Similar to sugar in tea, only so much can be dissolved. Similar to sugar in hot tea, you can dissolve quite a bit more. However, when the hot tea cools, the sugar will drop out and settle on the bottom. Minerals are very much the same. While sugar and sodium resolubilize, not much of anything else does. WaterSOLVTM Curative allows them to re-dissolve in the presence of water.