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The reduction of soil degradation and water conservation are the cornerstone of how UPL is working towards a more sustainable agricultural system.
Plant Stress and Stimulation
Soil & Water Technologies
It reduces the amount of water needed in agriculture for irrigation – enabling more yield from less water. Thus, reducing agriculture's water footprint, whilst helping with water supplies and associated costs.
Zeba increases the water holding capacity of a soil and helps in the reduction of leachates and associated contaminants to the environment. The retained moisture in the soil is also beneficial to the crops and the soil microbiome.
Zeba improves the nutrient-use efficiency in the rooting zone as it has positive interaction with essential soil nutrients.
It has a positive effect on the soil microbiome supporting the soil food web and helps maintain soil health.
Zeba™ is a material product which acts on several points related to a soils function and health.
Water a key dynamic for soils to function, yet Zeba also has physical presence within the soil profile. As due to its starch based formula it attracts individual soil particles to its surfaces, and upon drying will hold then in what is known as aggregates, these aggregates are just what is required in many of our soils today, offering a direct contribution to soil aeration and bulk density, which in turn is the ideal environment for root and beneficial soil microbe development.
In addition Zeba is capable of interacting with soil nutirents, with a high exchange capacity, increasing the soils ability to exchange nutrients within the soil environment.
It is well known that the efficiency of nutrients is linked to the efficiency of water, so that zeba is the ideal product to contribute to a successful soil and plant environment.
This dynamic of soil and water also leads to the way Zeba is known for reducing unwelcome soil leachates, which otherwise would pass into the environment.
As Zeba directly increases the soil’s ability to hold water, and reducing the amount required from irrigation coupled with its ability to support soil aggregates and the microbiome, all contributes to an overall reduction in unwanted leachates.
The positive impact of Zeba on the environment is one of the biggest differences between similar products. Since Zeba is unequally based on corn starch, when broken down, it reverts to a substance which is a source of food for microbes and leaves no residue.
Increased nourishment to microbes, increased soil aggregation and reduced water leaching combined with the reduction of bulk density allow Zeba to be a positive contribution to protect the environment from the impact of modern farming practices.
This is known as building resilience to the system, both for the grower and the soils health.
For mixture with compost substrates
Supporting the survival and establishment of any planted-out modules in open field or protected situations.
For application of all in furrow planted crops
For all classes of trees from the planting out to established support
Specific applications by request
For the ability to coat seedsThe application to coat and support a range of in furrow applied fertilizersTo be included along with in furrow liquid injection of water and selected fertilizers
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