Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Geohumus Saves Water & Helps Earth

I like to introduce you all to one of our newest clients, Geohumus - a moisture absorbing granule made from lava rock and other organic compounds. It helps retain and deliver water directly to the plants' roots. Because of the volcanic dust, the roots are attracted to the granules and readily drink the water captured in the little holes of the rocks particles.

Designed by German agri-engineers, here's what Geohumus CEO Dr. Wulf Bentlage (far left) has to say about: "Water - the most important resource for life"

"Although 2/3 of our world is covered with water, only a very small part of this water is fresh water and can be used for humans, animals and plants. Due to mismanagement, limited resources and environmental changes, a large amount of the planet's population still lacks access to safe drinking water.

Our contribution to tackling these problems is “Geohumus”. This granulate is a new, (patent pending) hybrid material made out of super absorbents, silicate and volcanic rock material."

Traditional super absorbents have been around for 35 years now and are mainly used for sanitary articles (e.g. baby nappies), but they are not applicable in agriculture. Geohumus stores up to 30 times its own weight of water: mixed into the soil, more plant available water can be stored and the seepage of irrigation water can be reduced. Numerous tests have confirmed the non toxic properties of Geohumus . After a lifetime of approx. 3-5 years, it will degrade biologically.

As Geohumus can be used in all areas where water is scarce and plant growth should be increased, there are a lot of application fields: combat against desertification, agriculture, golf and sport fields or private gardening.

Trials at the University of Gie├čen in Germany and field tests in Tunisia, Saudi Arabia and Mallorca have shown that Geohumus does not only save water and leads to a better growth, but also helps to recultivate unfertile soil."
For more information, visit Geohumus. Want more gardening news, visit www.gardenmediagroup.com

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