REDUCING NUTRIENT LEACHING

Nutrients are needed by crops to yield their greatest potential. Recommended available amounts of nutrients for various crops have been developed in accordance with production guidelines and coordinated by government bodies over many years of data. But these recommendations typically rely on the principle of sufficiency - Providing sufficient nutrients to ensure an outcome of production. In many cases, this leads to providing excess amounts of fertilizer to ensure that the crop has the desired amount available to it after fertilizer is lost to environmental factors such as leaching. Nutrient use efficiency is by far the biggest challenge for the reduction of leached nutrients.

Zeba directly increases the soils ability to hold water, by absorbing it within Zeba. This is held in a way that plant roots can utilize this moisture on demand, but while it is held in the root zone (rhizosphere) for a longer period, we see data to show that the whole soil matrix can benefit. Nutrients are mineralized and demineralized, fixing and releasing the benefit to plants and microbes alike.

This is how we can demonstrate Zeba’s unique ability to very rapidly increase a soil nutrients use efficiency (NUE) without negative structural changes.