Human activity requires more resources today, including the vital need for water. Modern agriculture requires nearly two-thirds of the world groundwater. For this reason, the people began to devise ways to conserve water used for agriculture. Water is consumed by plants from the soil through the roots. Water is usually present in the soil through evaporation and condensation processes that produce rain. Water is used by plants as follows:to form a hydrocarbon through photosynthesis together with CO2.
- as the transportation medium for food etc..
- to help absorption of certain elements from the soil.
- to help regulate the temperature of the plantation area.
AQUAKEEPER is a water retainer that, when incorporated into a soil or a substrate, absorbs and retains large quantities of water and nutrients. Unlike most products that become hydrated, AQUAKEEPER has the property of easily releasing the absorbed water and nutrients, thereby allowing the plant to have water and nutrients available at will as a function of the absorption – release cycles.
- Increases the Water Holding Capacity of soils
- Enhances plant growth. Water and nutrients are available in theroot zone for optimal absorption by plants.
- Provides a buffer effect against climatic hazards
AQUAKEEPER is a superabsorbent anionic polyacrylamide polymer. It is a crosslinked copolymers of acrylamide and potassium acrylate that is water insoluble. HOW IT WORKS The AQUAKEEPER has the property of absorbing up to four hundred times its weight in distilled water and it becomes gel. In contact with water, the polymer network expands thanks to an osmosis process and stores the liquid into its structure. Into the soil, the AQUAKEEPER swells in wet conditions and readily releases the liquid in dry conditions. This liquid absorption/desorption cycle enhances the water availabiliy to the roots and reduces hydric stress.