Grow your crops stronger and help them live longer
Aquagrain Crops can cut irrigation requirements by up to 50%
Plants survive up to 16 days longer without irrigation if planted with Aquagrain Crops.
Aquagrain Crops can increase crop yield by as much as 3 times.
Aquagrain Crops is simple to use, can be applied by hand or by standard mechanical spreaders or with the drill.
What does it do?
Aquagrain incorporates organic waste from the food industry into a biodegradable, carbon chain polymer which absorbs up to 30 times its mass in liquid, providing your crops with food and drink for when irrigated - in a sustainable way.
Its organic content, with enhanced micronutrients, not only supplies your crops with valuable nutrients, cutting the requirement for inorganic fertilisers, it also significantly stimulates microbial activity in the soil and is ideal for regenerative farming practices.
Aquagrain biodegrades over 12 months to leave just water, CO₂ and organic matter in your soil.
Why should I use it?
If you grow in free draining soils, rely on rainfall for a crop, or have high crop irrigation costs, using Aquagrain Crops will cut your irrigation requirements and increase your crop yield, both in quality and quantity.
Your crops will continue to thrive with Aquagrain Crops when crops without it start to suffer water stress.
Aquagrain can cut your irrigation requirements by up to 50%.
If you grow crops on sandy soil, another unique Aquagrain property will cut sand blow down by 99% at winds up to 30 mph.
How much do I need?
Typical spread rates would be 500 kg per hectare or 50 g per 5 ltr pot, if crop growing in a controlled environment.
Because Aquagrain Crops contains NPK at 5.4 -6.2- 4.2, as well as micronutrients, standard crop fertiliser treatments may need to be reduced.
Because Aquagrain Crops cuts leachate by up to 60%, liquid fertilisers will be absorbed by Aquagrain and prevented from leaching away, cutting your liquid fertiliser and liquid ‘ide requirements.
What is Aquagrain?Aquagrain is a unique, organic-based, biodegradable soil and compost improver which can absorb and release up to 30 times its mass in water, enabling plants to grow using a fraction of the water normally required. Aquagrain saves water, feeds your plants and helps them grow stronger and live longer.
Does Aquagrain contain nutrients?Aquagrain has a nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium (NPK) value of 5.4-6.6-4.2, and is rich in magnesium, calcium, sulphur, trace elements and amino acids. It is pH neutral and has substrate binding properties.
How does Aquagrain work?Aquagrain soaks up and stores water, with the capacity of absorbing nearly 30 times its own weight. Water from these reservoirs is released upon root demand through osmotic pressure difference. In arid areas, the use of Aquagrain in sandy soils increases the water holding capacity. Aquagrain can influence soil permeability, density, structure, texture, and evaporation rate of water through the soil.
Can Aquagrain be used with edible plants such as vegetables and fruits?Yes. In fact, Aquagrain is formulated for just these purposes. Each granule contains essential plant nutrients such as nitrogen, phosphorous, potassium, magnesium, calcium, sulphur, trace elements and amino acids. Nutrition is released into the soil slowly so that plants have a ready supply as they grow.
Can Aquagrain be used to prolong the shelf life of cut flowers?No. Aquagrain is a water-saving, slow release product that works with the plant's root system and needs to be incorporated with the medium, i.e. compost, soil and sand.
Can Aquagrain be used with all varieties of potted plants?Yes. Aquagrain can be used on all varieties of potted plants. Apply as directed for best results.
How do I apply Aquagrain? How much do I use?Pot application: mix in 10g of Aquagrain well for each litre of your medium, i.e. compost, soil or sand. Surface application: spread 50g of Aquagrain per square metre and then mix in thoroughly to the root level - at a depth of roughly 10cm. Trees/shrubs: mix in 10g of Aquagrain per litre of excavated soil.
How often should Aquagrain be applied?Aquagrain is a one-off application product which will last a season.
Can I wet Aquagrain before application?Yes. Hydrated Aquagrain works as well as or even better than dry powder. If you decide to hydrate Aquagrain, add 300ml of water to every 10g of Aquagrain.
What is the effect of Aquagrain on the environment?Aquagrain is a biodegradable, water-retaining polymer which also encapsulates nutrients and releases them at three different levels: fast, medium and slow. The environment benefits in three ways: Less water will be used to achieve the same crop yield. Plants will not be overfed by an excessive quantity of nutrients. Heavy rainfall or over-irrigation will limit the washing away of nutrients.
What is the shelf life of Aquagrain?Aquagrain can last for as long as five years when stored properly. Proper storage means below 40 degrees Celsius and in a dry place. If granules get wet (either from water or high humidity) or are exposed to high temperatures, they may begin to stick to each other and form big lumps.
Do plants receive nutrients immediately after application?Fast-release nutrients are on the surface of each Aquagrain particle. Once hydrated (either by irrigation or rainfall), these nutrients dissolve in water and become available to plants.
Can fertilisers or plant food products be used with Aquagrain?Aquagrain contains enough nutrients for low-demanding or short-life plants. However, if you see any sign of nutrient deficiency, use half of the recommended dosage as Aquagrain minimises leachate and keeps the nutrients at root level.
How should Aquagrain be stored?Aquagrain should be stored at a temperature below 40 degrees Celsius and in a dry place. High temperatures and high moisture levels will cause particles to stick together and form big lumps.
Is Aquagrain harmful to animals?Aquagrain is a water-retaining polymer, which absorbs a large quantity of water and expands. If consumed by an animal, it can make them bloat and feel discomfort, so Aquagrain needs to be kept out of reach of animals.
Is Aquagrain organic?Aquagrain is organic-based, but it contains some inorganic ingredients too.