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Ag, Turf and Well Industry Innovation with HCT and Todd Eden

Discussing WaterSOLV™ Solutions to Age Old Problems with HCT Founder Todd Eden


HCT’s chemical technologies have earned acclaim for their remarkable impact on solving the root causes of soil toxicity, mineral imbalances, and microbial challenges in agriculture, turf facilities, and nurseries throughout the US.


Our WaterSOLV™ Program determines the factors influencing soil and vegetation health by categorizing water into buckets such as minerals, metals, microbes, sodium, and various gasses (e.g., bicarbonates, chlorides, oxygen, etc.). Doing so allows us to manage a broader spectrum of indicators rather than traditional metrics like pH, all the while restoring soil operability, nutritional uptake and vegetation vitality.



Todd Eden, HCT's founder and developer, remarks, "What I've realized from over a decade in the world of agronomy and through global research and empirical success, is we were relying on data that wasn't showing us what we needed to see, and what we need to do about making, and keeping our soils operable as well as healthy. For example, we depend on pH suppression and adding gypsum to make calcium move into the vegetation, and yet in many cases, the supply water already had plenty of calcium and sulfate (gypsum). Adding nutrients to soils that already had literally mass ponds per acre of those nutrients already locked up in the soil, even in regions with ample rainfall, becomes problematic to pore space, infiltration rate and depth, bulk density, and soils turning anoxic and disease ridden.


We never saw it because we nobody ever told us to look at it that way. Chronic, throughout the industry, from dryland farming to tropical landscape, years of accumulated nutrients found is mass amounts in soils, unavailable, hindering vegetation from getting the essential nutrients they need, and leading to septic soils and disease. "


The Arizona-based company considers other factors like nutrient saturation to acquire a more nuanced understanding of the soil's total properties, allowing it to provide growers with actionable insights for optimizing nutritional uptake, leading to significantly improved soils health, increased vitality and production, while spending less time, money and utilizing significantly less water. 



Besides its impact on agriculture, WaterSOLV™ serves as a versatile solution for various settings and industries, including sports facilities, landscape nurseries, and water wells, municipal, industrial and agricultural. With WaterSOLV™'s ability to address issues like turf health, soil quality, and water hardness, HCT helps businesses improve efficiency, reduce costs, and achieve more sustainable outcomes.



While water and vegetation issues are universal, their root causes are specific, measurable, treatable and trackable through improved analytical testing methods we've tradenamed The Legacy Methods. HCT created a soil and water testing matrix to create custom prescriptions for our customers that are aimed at solving the source of problems, and reducing the need not only for wetting agents, sulfuric acid, gypsum and manual aerification, but reducing the need for our chemistry as well. Most of our long term users are on maintenance programs using just 1-6 ppm of a custom percentage of each product injected directly into their irrigation system. From turf to wells to agriculture, WaterSOLV™ is challenging conventional water and soil treatment practices and solving problems previously thought to be manageable at best.


HCT's purpose and privilege is providing sustainable and cost effective solutions to the chronic problems that plague soil health in the world of water and agronomy. We consistently reduce water demand 15% and increase crop yields 18% and more. When you treat water ‘well’ with WaterSOLV you increase efficiency, decrease costs, increase yield, improve pore space and add oxygen chemically. We can show you how to restore soil infiltration and soil operability just by treating your water and for substantially less than you're spending now.



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