Improved seed germinationGreater resistance to drought, pests and stress
Reduce overall watering requirementsReduction in energy and labour costs
Enhanced nutrient & pesticide efficiencyControl or elimination of localized dry spots
Improved transplant establishmentMaximized crop production
Extended retail shelf lifeEconomic and ecological advantages
No, AQUAsatis is not a wetting agent, fertilizer, plant protection product, plant growth stimulant or a super absorbent polymer.
AQUAsatis is a liquid organic humectant compound that penetrates into soils, creating a subsurface film which acts like a "water magnet" to absorb and store moisture as microscopic droplets on plant roots and soil particle surfaces.
Recognized universities and crop protection companies worldwide have made written documentation of their observations, certifying and confirming both the function and efficiency of AQUAsatis.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has even certified AQUAsatis as "bio-preferred".
No; AQUAsatis is not a plant food ingredient and is not a replacement for fertilizer. However, AQUAsatis's soil moisture management function has shown to improver nutrient uptake, thereby amplifying fertilizer applications.
AQUAsatis is a concentrated solution which must be diluted before applying, as it has been designed for large scale applications.
It can be applied via spray, drench, may be tank mixed or applied through injectors, fertigation systems or all commonly used irrigation systems. Each application lasts up to 3 months.
Reapply every 3 months or apply 1/3 rate monthly booster applications after the initial full rate application.
After the application, AQUAsatis needs to be watered in into the root zone.
AQUAsatis can be applied anytime during a plants life cycle. However, the best time to apply AQUAsatis is before hot dry weather or drought stress conditions set in. AQUAsatis is also effective in overwintering.
AQUAsatis may wash through the soil if heavy rainfall follows closely after application before AQUAsatis has had time to attach to plant roots. AQUAsatis is usually drawn up against the roots within the first 24 hours after application.
Why does AQUAsatis need to be watered in right after application
or strongly diluted prior to application?
AQUAsatis needs to be watered in right after application so that it is driven down to and through the root zone where it can be drawn up against tiny roots. If allowed to remain on the surface or within the thatch area, AQUAsatis will attach to other organic materials i.e. plant tissue or thatch, and its migration into the root area, with subsequent waterings, will be too slow to show its full effectiveness. The plant will not be negatively affected however if AQUAsatis is not attached to the roots, it cannot perform its function of providing the plants roots with moisture.
Yes, however a number of precautions need to be taken, especially if dealing with products containing phosphates and sulphates.
A jar test should be performed with all pesticides prior to application, as many contain high concentrations of phosphate.
Products which contain sulphates should not be mixed and applied in combination with AQUAsatis. If you are uncertain, then perform a simple jar test, or a controlled trial on a small area where application is planned to occur.
The chosen application should always allow for the optimal functionality of AQUAsatis. One needs to consider that the desired process needs to allow for AQUAsatis to reach the root area and perform its task of optimal water management.
As with most liquids, AQUAsatis should also be stored in temperatures above 0°C.
Allowing AQUAsatis to freeze should be avoided.
If freezing does occur, AQUAsatis can still be used if after thawing and shaking, the material shows normal consistency.
Material which indicates signs of layering and sedimentation should be discarded.
Information received from some areas where AQUAsatis was applied prior to winter indicate that an application of AQUAsatis in autumn allowed for faster and healthier growth after hibernation, even in areas where AQUAsatis froze in the soil during winter.
We recommend performing a small test in order to determine whether similar results may be seen in Europe under local conditions.
We have not received any reports indicating adverse effects of AQUAsatis that has been frozen in the soil during winter.