mOasis Technology Hits New Milestone in Nutrient Management
Company validates BountiGel® soil amendment.
Union City, CA (PR Newswire) September 27, 2016
mOasis (www.mOasisGel.com) announced that lab testing results have validated grower feedback that using its BountiGel soil amendment preserves nitrate levels around a plant’s root systems.
Nitrate moving off site, either through run-off or leaching, is one of the major issues affecting production agriculture. From the Great Lakes, to the Chesapeake Bay, to the Gulf of Mexico, and to municipal and private wells in the Midwest, off site movement of nitrogen and other fertilizers is threatening water supplies globally.
Growers throughout California, Arizona and Mexico are incorporating BountiGel into their operations, where the product has enabled irrigation reductions of up to 20% and yield increases of 10% or more. Additionally, many growers have reported that in addition to their water savings, they are applying less nitrogen at the same time, something mOasis validated in the recent lab testing.
Dr. Nai-Hong Li, Chief Science Officer of mOasis, stated, “We’re very pleased to confirm in lab tests what our customers have been telling us in the field; BountiGel helps retain nitrates around the plant’s root system.” Dr. Li’s lab findings demonstrated that in commercial production simulated soil column tests, soil treated with BountiGel had average root zone nitrate levels 268% higher than in untreated soil.
Based in Union City, CA, mOasis specializes in the application of science to create innovative products which address current challenges in agriculture. Through advanced, proprietary chemistry incorporated into the Company’s Aquamer® technology, the Company manufactures BountiGel®, a non‐toxic soil additive that allows growers to optimize water resources for maximized crop yields and water conservation. BountiGel holds excess water near the seeds or roots and releases it as soil dries resulting in less plant stress and significantly higher crop yields while reducing water needs. The company is also exploring broader applications of the technology into seed treatments, as well as nutrient and pesticide retention applications. The company’s vision is to promote economic and environmental sustainability anywhere water is used globally. For more information, please visit http://www.mOasisGel.com
Steven R Hartmeier