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Blacksoil: Liquid Sowing

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Blacksoil: Liquid Sowing
Current Agro – Situation
NO ACCESS TO AGRO TECH
REGIONAL ECONOMY
ECOSYSTEM SUSTAINABILITY
Blacksoil Technology
Blacksoil´s Process
Liquid Sowing: for the first time farmers can control sowing conditions instead of relying on
weather & geography
Soil is irrigated as it’s sowed
Create a tailor- made fertilizer
mix
simultaneously into the furrow
Water tanks to be mounted on the
seed drill
to a GPRS module and controls the
machine operation
increasing or decreasing it instantly
Satelite location & Inspection
Reduced water use: 99% reduction
Climate change adaptation: stronger and deeper roots
Reduced pollution
SOCIAL
Black Soil's commitment is help farmers improve their fields, adopting agricultural techniques that will enable them to supply themselves and their communities, today and tomorrow
Our solution provides not just significant economic benefits to farmers, but also to consumers and communities in terms of increased food safety and environmental security
PRODUCTIVE
Reduced expensive re-sowing
Harvest yields: 15-35%, with higher number of plants per m2 (Precision Ag), No precision Ag. 100%-150% more yield.
Sow successfully in poor & dry soils, dramatically increasing productivity
No need to wait for rain: fresh sowing can be done immediately following the previous harvest.
ECONOMIC
More efficient & cost-effective use of machinery & labour
Improve plant health, reducing the use of protection products
Quick recovery of investment
Quick recovery of investment
Agriculture Challenges
NUTRIENTS LOSES: Agricultural practices use 3 times more fertilizers today to supply loses of erosion and the low bioavailability of the nutrients. It’s cause rising costs, water wasting and environment pollution
CEC REDUCTION: The use of chemical fertilizers has changed the Cation Exchange Capacity (CEC) which impacts on soil’s ability to nourish the crop
GREENHOUSE GASES EMISSIONS (GGE): Soil acidity correctives are chemically incompatibles with the fertilizers and regular fertilizers are toxic to the seeds. Farmers need to apply pH correctives, fertilizers and the seeds in 3 steps, increasing the greenhouse gases emissions during the sowing process
WATER COMPETITION: Excess of nutrients and pesticides on the water and the unpredictable rainfalls are increasing the competition for fresh water on the agriculture and increasing it’s costs year by year
How Blacksoil can help on nutrients loses?
The soil acidity must be neutralized using alkaline
corrective powder such as lime or Magnesium
Carbonate. The chemical reaction of neutralization is
activated by water (rain or artificial irrigation).
Rivers &
cutwater
contaminatio
n
CORRECTIVES AND FERTILIZERS APPLIED ARE GONE WITH
PART OF THE PRECIOUS TOPSOIL (SOIL’S FERTILE PORTION)
With the Blacksoil process, the lime and fertilizers
are dissolved on water and applied while the seeds
are plated, giving away the undesirable reaction
between phosphorus and lime.
THE PLANTING FURROW WITH THE SEEDS, THE LOSES
OF NUTRIENTS BY RUNOFF ARE NEGATIVE.
Without
On the current practices, the lime is applied on
shallow layer of the top soil, reducing the
comfort zone to 4-5 cm
CONFORT ZONE
THE NUTRIENTS ON THE ACID ZONE, WHERE THE
NUTRIENTS AREN’T BIOAVAILABLE BECAUSE OF THE
ACIDITY OF THE SOIL
With the “Blacksoil” system, the soil pH is corrected on the
planting pit, neutralizing everything around, rising the
bioavailability of the nutrients presents on the comfort zone
and eliminating the acid zone
IT MEANS AROUND 100% MORE OF THE SHALLOW COMFORT
ZONE WITH MORE ROOTS VOLUME AND BETTER NUTRITION
CONDITIONS FOR THE PLANTS, REFLECTING A HARVEST WITH
HIGHER PRODUCTIVITY
CEC is used as a measure of soil fertility, nutrient retention capacity, and the capacity to protect
groundwater from cation contamination. In general, higher CEC equals a fertile soil. For many soils, the CEC
is dependent upon the pH of the soil. In other words, acidity increases (pH decreases), lower fertility.
COMFORT ZONE is the soil layer that presents right level of irrigation and properly aeration conditions to
achieve the top yields.
ACID ZONE is the soil layer where roots are not able to absorb nutrients present on the soil solution
WET ZONE characterized by lack of aeration, fertilizer leaching and over-irrigation
How Blacksoil can help on GGE reduction?
Current practices
SOWING APPLY FERTILIZER APPLY LIME
Lime and phosphorus fertilizers can react and reduce the bioavailability of the phosphorus.
Farmers need to spread these chemicals separately and, in the end, put the seeds into the
planting pits
THESE PRACTICES IMPLIES TO USE A FOSSIL FUEL BASED TRACTOR, 3 TIMES OR
MORE ON EACH LAND
Blacksoil System
AND SEEDS ARE APPLIED SIMULTANEOUSLY ON THE FURROW, REDUCING
AROUND 2/3 OF THE GGE FROM THE USE OF MACHINERY FOR THESE ACTIVITIES
How Blacksoil can help on water competition?
Current practices
The seeds must wait for the dissolution by the rain of the granulated
fertilizer in order to be feed for the germination. Alternatively, farmers
pump water up from rivers or underground and spread it over the
surface to accelerate the germination
BEYOND THE EXCESS OF THE WATER CONSUMPTION,
THOSE PRACTICES INCREASE THE EROSION PROCESS
AND, CONSEQUENTIALLY, LOOSES OF SOIL AND
FERTILIZERS
SEED
FERTILIZER
The BLACKSOIL technology includes a preliminary assessment of the
soil in order to identify if the pH needs correction, the requirements to
addition of nutrients and the amount of water to be added during the
planting process
Furrows are irrigated and seeds are planted simultaneously applying
the right amount of water for germination, this process reduce the water
consumption and create a 33-day sowing period versus the traditional
9-day window
Using the BLACKSOIL TECHNOLOGY, the water and fertilizers are
available immediately for the seeds, accelerating the germination (which
results in expressive productivity gains) and using only 1/3 of the amount
of water during seeding
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Success Stories
“Program for the Modernization and Mechanization of Family Agriculture – Sowing Opportunities”
The objective of the project is the conditioning of soil and
mechanized sowing of hectares with agricultural crops
Conditioning of soil, productivity per hectare
Yield improve living conditions
2014 - 2015 CENCOPAN/
Capacities strengthened through the training process
Have improved production
Families Opinion
Crop: Soya
Trial
Witness: without fertilizer
Own hectares
based sowing data
supervise financing:
Blacksoil can support in loan portfolio
management
ltalamoni@blacksoilglobal.com
www.blacksoilglobal.com