New Horizons In Agronomy
It started a year ago (2020) on a 9-month study in Central California comparing multiple blocks of both almonds and pistachios comparing HCT’s WaterSOLV™ products – Curative acid and BC peroxide to conventional agronomy. Results; HCT’s treated blocks produced 9%, 13% and 16% increase in yields (larger nut size and weight) and at a sustainable and lower treatment cost.
What was the significant change in the data, pH? (over 3,000 data points) No. Actually HCT’s pH was higher. Added nutrition? No, nutrition was not added. There was plenty in the soil. Then what?
Water Treatment and Soil Remediation.
To WATER: Sequestering hardness and metals, offsetting bacteria with peroxide, adding dissolved oxygen, amino acids while detoxifying sodium. To soil, disassociating complexes of bicarbonate, chlorides and valence, detoxifying sodium, adding oxygen and amino acids, in a controlled, linear manner. Gradually restoring soil conditions converting mineral, metal and nutritional complexes from the soil to hydratable availability. Available nutrition, hydration and toxins detoxified, continuously, resulting in optimum growth rate and volume, including heat stress resistance. And what if we said we do this with about 15% LESS WATER NEED?
About 3 gallons of Curative acid per million gallons of water – 1/10th that of the hazardous and dangerous sulfuric acid. No added calcium sulfate (gypsum), no added N from the sulfuric acid, no added S or SO4-S from the sulfuric. Added Cl but also sequestered non-toxic, along with Na and B as well.
. . . JUST LIKE WE DO IN THE LAB USING SOLUTES TO EXHIBIT THE EXCHANGEABLES, SOLUTES WITH HIGHER IONIZATION POTENTIALS THAN WHAT WE'VE KNOWN HAVE COME TO LIGHT, SIMILAR TO HOW WaterSOLV™ PRODUCTS LIBERATE THEM IN THE SOILS AS WELL.
As an industry this is what we do;
1. SATURATED OASTE EXTRACT
How much nutrition is in our soil when we do a soil paste extract using lab water? This test is basically showing you in the best-case scenario what lab water will make available from the soil for your plant to drink when watering. The actuality is less than it shows, and likely gets worse after every watering due to poor water quality.
2. EXCHANGEABLES USING AMMONIUM ACETATE
Then we look at the exchangeable elements using a stronger acid. We see that the soil has quite a bit of nutrition but water does not release it. We must use a different acid in water to get them into solution.
3. EXCHANGEABLES USING THE MEHLICH III METHOD
The Dr. Mehlich showed us we could actually see more of what is there using his new improved method over his Method 1 and 2, the Mehlich III method.
4. THE NEW VSAO METHOD
But wait, our soils are still plugged. Why? Let’s try a new approach, perhaps titrate with HCl and Sulfuric – Perhaps HCl, Nitric and H2O2 – perhaps HCl, H2O2 and Acetic Acid.
There’s what is hindering our vegetation vitality. Look at all that iron, aluminum and calcium as well. How will we liberate them and get them moving while maintain the vegetation vitality, or increasing it? And what about the economics?
Guess what else we found on multiple occasions using the HCl, H2O2 and Acetic Acid? It turned the water green showing the presence of turf paint, oxidizing the calcium oxide holding the green colorant. HCl with sulfuric did not liberate the colorant indicating that component of the problem was still masked (hidden).
Say hello to HCT and WaterSOLV™ Solutions. We got you on this! It’s just another benefit of our overall program. Want to know more - visit us online at https://www.hctllc.com/tools-ag-and-turf
Ref: Dr. York, Oppold, HCT/WaterSOLV™ and others. 4/2021
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