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Healthy trees,
less water.

Aquagrain Trees is a unique, organic based soil improver which can absorb up to 30 times its mass in water providing food and drink for trees, shrubs and saplings.

Grow your trees stronger and help them live longer

Aquagrain Trees can cut irrigation requirements on transplanted Trees, Shrubs, grass and wild flower mixes by up to 50%

 

Plants survive up to 16 days longer without rain or irrigation if planted with Aquagrain Trees.

 

Aquagrain Trees keeps your Trees, Shrubs, grass and wild flower mixes healthy and thriving.

 

Aquagrain Trees is simple to use, can be applied by hand or by standard mechanical spreaders.  

What does it do?

Aquagrain Trees 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 Trees, Shrubs, lawns and wild flower mixes with food and drink for when irrigated -  in a sustainable way.  

 

Its organic content, with enhanced micronutrients, not only supplies your plants with valuable nutrients, cutting the requirement for inorganic fertilisers, it also significantly stimulates microbial activity in the soil and is ideal for ecosystem regeneration.   

 

Aquagrain Trees 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 plants to survive, or have scarce or expensive irrigation challenges, using Aquagrain Trees will cut your irrigation requirements and increase your plants health and survival rates. 

 

Aquagrain Trees can cut your irrigation requirements by up to 50%.

 

If you grow plants on sandy soil, another unique Aquagrain  Trees property will cut sand blow down by 99% at winds up to 30 mph.

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How much do I need?

Typical spread rates would be 500 kg per hectare or 10 g per ltr of excavated earth for transplanting.

 

Because Aquagrain Trees contains NPK at 5.4 -6.2- 4.2, as well as micronutrients, standard crop fertiliser treatments may need to be reduced.

 

Because Aquagrain Trees cuts leachate by up to 60%, liquid fertilisers will be absorbed by Aquagrain Trees and prevented from leaching away, cutting your liquid fertiliser and liquid ‘ide requirements.

 
 

Frequently asked questions

What is Aquagrain Trees?


Aquagrain Trees is a unique, organic-based, biodegradable soil and compost improver which can absorb and release up to 30 times its mass in water, enabling your trees 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 Trees contain nutrients?


Aquagrain Trees 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 Trees work?


Aquagrain Trees soaks up and stores liquids, with the capacity of absorbing nearly 30 times its own weight. Liquids from these reservoirs are released upon root demand through osmotic pressure difference. In arid areas, the use of Aquagrain Trees in sandy soils increases the water holding capacity. Aquagrain can influence soil permeability, density, structure, texture, and evaporation rate of liquids through the soil.




Can Aquagrain Trees be used with edible plants such as vegetables and fruits?


Yes. In fact, Aquagrain Trees 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.




How do I apply Aquagrain Trees?


Aquagrain Trees is simple to use. On surface application It can be spread by hand or with standard mechanised spreading machinery before. Once broadcast it needs to be integrated into the soil at crop root level. When transplanting, plugging or potting the appropriate amount of Aquagrain Crops can be added directly below the plant or mixed within the soil medium prior to planting.




How often should Aquagrain be applied?


Aquagrain Trees is a one-off application product which will last a season.




Can I wet Aquagrain Trees before application?


Yes depending on application method. Hydrated Aquagrain Trees works as well as, or even better than, dry granules. If you decide to hydrate Aquagrain, add 300ml of water to every 10g of Aquagrain Trees and allow 20 minutes for absorption before application.




What is the effect of Aquagrain Trees on the environment?


Aquagrain Trees 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 at many ways:

  1. Less water will be used to achieve the same crop yield.
  2. Plants will not be overfed by an excessive quantity of nutrients.
  3. Heavy rainfall or over-irrigation will limit the washing away of nutrients.
  4. It significantly stimulates soil microbial activity
  5. It breaks down to leave water, CO₂ and organic matter, improving soil condition after repeated annual applications.
  6. It can cut sand and dust drift.




What is the shelf life of Aquagrain Trees?


Aquagrain Trees 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 Trees 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 Trees?


Aquagrain Trees 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 Trees minimises leachate and keeps the nutrients at root level.




How should Aquagrain Trees be stored?


Aquagrain Trees 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. Aquagrain Trees is not hazardous or flammable see Material Safety Data Sheet.




Is Aquagrain Trees harmful to animals?


Aquagrain Trees is not harmful but 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 Trees needs to be kept out of reach of animals and stored away from animal feed.




Is Aquagrain Trees organic?


Aquagrain Trees is organic-based, but it contains some inorganic ingredients too.




How much do I use?


Surface application: spread 500 kg of Aquagrain Trees per hectare and then mix in thoroughly to the root level. Pot/transplant application: mix in 10g of Aquagrain Trees well for each litre of your medium, i.e. compost, soil or sand. Speak to the Aquagrain Trees Technical Team