With the exception of bank accounts and perhaps a few other notable items, there seems to be an obsession with making things smaller. We like things smaller and more powerful whether it’s phones, computer chips, or fertilizer.
Yes, fertilizer. At least that’s the philosophy behind a process developed by Aqua-Yield the company calls Aquamization, which takes purified water and combines it with nanoparticles that are fused with fertilizer molecules. Put simply, the particles are so small they can easily and more efficiently enter a plant through the roots or leaf tissue, allowing growers to use less while increasing the impact they have on a crop.
How much less? Aqua-Yield founder Clark Bell says macronutrient use can be decreased as much as 70% and micronutrient use as much as 80%.
“Growers know exactly the kind of fertilizer they need for their type of soil and water,” Bell says. “We make those products much more efficient through the aqueous technology.”