Natural Gas is a non-renewable resource and generates the greenhouse gas – carbon containing methane when nitrogen is extracted from it. Methane is emitted during the production of fertilizer.
We have been working on soil eco-system and bio-chemistry for half almost century now starting in California in the sixties.
The impact of the hydrocarbon economy on the soil ecology is having a devastating effect on agriculture and nutrition and in turn the economy. This type of agriculture is not sustainable.
Chemical fertilizers are making the top soil more saline – this is evident in Bikaner, Kutch, North West Karnataka and Coastal Midnapore in India.
The manufacture of chemical fertilizer is an energy-intensive process, consuming non-renewable natural gas and releasing greenhouse gases like Carbon Dioxide, Nitrous Oxide and Methane.
Nitrogen-based fertilizers are made from ammonia, which consumes five per cent of the natural gas produced globally.
This quantity of natural gas amounts to two per cent of the total energy consumed globally.
The chemical fertilizer run-off from the fields increases the nutrient levels in lakes and rivers and results in a spurt in algal blooms causing marine eutrophication.
These algae may take up all of the oxygen from the water and thus ruin other marine life. The residual nitrate leaches into the groundwater increasing nitrate concentrations above the permissible level.
Urea and DAP fertilizers make soil acidic. Plantee aids soil pigmentation and restores the soil’s natural appearance discoloured by fertilizer.
Renewable nitrogen fertilizer replaces the non-renewable nitrogen derived from natural gas used to produce urea and DAP fertilizer.
PLANTEE CELLULOSIC ENZYMES HELP TO DEGRADE LIGNIN IN BIOMASS LITTER AIDING CARBON SEQUESTRATION IN SOIL.
The friendly micro-organisms are in fact soil bacteria which can engage in (a) production of nitrogen, (b) fixation of nitrogen and (c) cause mineral/metal chelation.
The novel growth-stimulating composting provides optimum soil health, ensures supply of balanced plant nutrients in the form of free protein(s) and trace minerals and provides a favorable environment for the nitrogen-fixing bacteria.
PLANTEE INCREASES CROP DURABILITY IN A WARMING CLIMATE:
Roy Research and Technology has successfully grown Swarna rice using solely Plantee in Birbhum district of West Bengal, India. This rice was tested and found to have higher starch, carbohydrate and protein content. It also withstood stress situations like flooding and drought.
Plantee protects the plant from bacteria and fungus that cause stem and root rot by building immunity. Warm and wetter weather and flooding increases the spread of fungus and bacteria on plants and crops destroying crop yield.
Plantee produces flowers that stay fresh after cutting much longer and increases the vase life of flowers. Plantee helps the flowering plant bear warmer weather because of climate change.
The Plantee products naturally synchronize with the soil biochemistry and eco-system and don’t require continuous fertilizer like the low-priced nitrogen and phosphate solutions in the guise of nutrients.
Most of the inorganic fertilizer used in agriculture is wasted in runoff to the ocean. The overall savings will be much more with Plantee because top soil will be produced in the sand or laterite soil.