Anti drought gel
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● Solid Rain® is a biodegradable super-absorbent polymer that absorbs up to 300 times its weight water and slowly releases that water in the root zone for demand by plants. Used successfully by many producers to face the problems of water scarcity, applied in agriculture, forestry, floriculture, horticulture and new scenarios of hydroponics.
● Solid Rain® also absorbs water soluble nutrients and fertilizers, preventing their percolation into the water table. Silos de Agua significantly reduces watering cycles to conserve water for growers. It is effectively applied to prevent plant loss caused by water stress and drought in soil where the water holding capacity is low or nonexistent. It even works in sand! Solid Rain® is able to hydrate and re-hydrate many times over its lifetime, providing on-going benefit to the plants.
● Solid Rain® also helps build better soil. As water is drawn from Silos de Agua particles by plants, the particles reduce in size, allowing oxygen to occupy the void space and creating a better soil environment, while stimulating more vigorous root development. Silos de Agua® also absorbs and holds valuable fertilizers and nutrients, keeping them at the root level and allowing less of them to end up in the water table.
● Solid Rain® is sensitive to the action of ultraviolet rays. The polymer degrades into oligomers (molecules of much smaller size) and thus becomes much more sensitive to the aerobic and anaerobic microbiological degradation process. Solid Rain® breaks down naturally in soils with CO2, H2O and nitrogen compounds (up to 10% - 15% / year)
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TO WATER LESS FREQUENTLY
Plants & Garden ° Turf & Lawns ° Vegetable gardens ° Orchards ° Agriculture ° Horticulture ° Floriculture ° Arboriculture ° Hydroponics ° Sports fields ° Roofs & Green walls ° Decoration
Mix one teaspoon per liter of water
Wait 30 minutes. until you get a "freeze"
1 volume of gel + 3 volume of soil
Mix the gel to the ground, that's it's ready!
• Agriculture and horticulture
• Lawn and Artificial Turf (Golf - Football)
• Arboriculture, Reforestation
• Mix with soil, fertilizers, fertilizer
• Commercial and residential
• Forest fires
• Solid Rain® Ice
● Agriculture and horticulture
The results of Solid Rain® in agriculture can have an intense effect on our economy. Helping the professional farmer in two ways: save water and increase productivity. In irrigated farming, the product saves between 50 and 90% of the water and associated energy costs. The results obtained in some cultures showed an increase in productivity from 50% to more than 200%.
In dry land, it greatly reduces irrigation and dependence on rain. Solid Rain® can be applied already hydrated, plants and seeds begin to grow from the first moment. After being hydrated, Solid Rain® distributes its hydraulic energy over time
● Landscaping, lawn
Solid Rain® is useful for lawn and grass growth, especially for germination, rapid root development and regular cycle growth. The rain water or watering absorbed and stored can be easily returned to the plants. Widely used in green areas and lawns gardens as well as for landscaping, football fields, golf. A club golf course, using 1,750,000 liters of water a day, has calculated that in 2 to 3 months they will have saved enough to cover the costs of Solid Rain®
● Arboriculture, reforestation, tree transplantation
Solid Rain® is applied effectively in holes for plants, bushes and trees. It drastically reduces the mortality rate due to transplanting shock and promotes root development and thus provides faster growth and production.
● Mixed with soil, fertilizers and fertilizers
Mixed in a substrate, Solid Rain® helps reduce water stress. It ensures that cuttings and transplanted plants take root better and seedlings grow faster. Irrigation frequencies are generally reduced by more than 50%, which also reduces labor costs and the amount of water mixed with compound fertilizers, Solid Rain® is able to absorb and maintain nutrients, then release them gradually, reducing leaching of nutrients into the soil and increasing yield while protecting the environment from leaching. With a traditional system that takes 80 liters of water a week. With the use of Solid Rain®, you need 50 liters every 3 months!
Companies that have a lot of green space under management can start thinking about how they will invest the money they save by reducing their irrigation cycles to twice a month.
It is now easier for us to go home on a beautiful lawn without the constant chore of watering or to go on holiday with the ZEN spirit - no more key to the neighbors!
● Forest fires
Solid Rain® provides enough moisture on the ground to "control" fire, it's a solid water band that limits the progression of flames.
● Solid Rain® ice
To use Solid Rain® as a freezing agent, simply moisturize it and freeze it for 2/3 hours.
● Frozen longer than normal ice.
●does not generate water during thawing.
● does not absorb odors, colors or non-liquid substances.
● 100% washable; 100% reusable.
● Solid Rain® saves 99% of water.
• The problem of overcrowding
The world population is increasing. Every day there are 353,015 births worldwide, or 128.85 million a year. Concentrated in the cities, generating with her problems of various nature, including that of food, that of water. By 2050, the population will exceed 9,000 million people. The biggest growth will take place in Africa and India. Africa has tripled its population since 1960 and in 2050 Africa will triple the European population. During the same period, Asia and South America doubled their populations
• The soil problem
The quality and quantity of available soil is gradually deteriorating, putting at risk the amount of surface needed to grow the cereals humanity needs for food.
The results of the FAO summit are extremely disappointing. The analysis of the situation is very clear. If we do not use ALL the technological means at our disposal, to increase the volume of world agricultural production, then we are heading towards a major disaster.
• The problem of food
The world needs food, and it needs it now. 20% of the population is undernourished, daily 800 million people do not eat enough. Among them, children are the most vulnerable.
TOWARDS FOOD CRASH
To produce 1 kilo of cereals whatever the cereal it takes a ton of water!
To produce 1 kilo of chicken it takes 4 kilos of cereals so 4000 liters of water
For 1 kilo of pork it takes 6000 liters of water.
For 1 kilo of beef + 12000 liters of water!
• The problem of water
The situation is such that today, 1,000 million people do not have access to drinking water. Needs in the coming decades will increase with increasing population, growth and development of countries. By 2025, water availability per person will decrease by 33%. Entire areas of the world will have shortages for their basic needs and for the development of their economy. World demand for water doubles every 21 years. By 2020 the need for fresh water could be twice as high as available resources. By 2025, 1.8 billion people will face acute water scarcity. The management of water resources is certainly the major concern of this 3rd millennium.
Solid Rain® is a biofactionnable compound, very safe for the environment,
cataloged and approved by European and US government entities for use in organic production
The polymer is insensitive to the action of ultraviolet rays. It breaks down into oligomers (molecules of much smaller size). It thus becomes much more sensitive to the process of aerobic and anaerobic microbiological degradation. Solid Rain® therefore decomposes naturally in soils with CO2, H2O and nitrogen compounds (up to 10% - 15% per year).
The polymer is much too bulky to be absorbed by the tissues and cells of plants. Its potential for bioaccumulation by plants is therefore zero (SCPA study n ° 97-78). The effectiveness of Solid Rain © varies from three to 10 years depending on the quality of the soil, the nature of the water and the number of cycles of water accumulation and water return..
White (dry granule), Transparent gel (granulated hydrated)
94% de 0.315 à 1 mm
0.7 - 0.085
Water retention capacity
Up to 300 times its weight
About 45 minutes
92% dry matter
Duration of use
Up to 5 years in the soil
Tonnes; bigbag; 25 kg bag; Pot of 500 gr; Box of 90 gr
Although Solid rain® is not a dangerous product, you should consider the following aspects:
La Solid rain® does not show any systemic toxicity
(Oral administration 5000 mg / kg to 50 rats)
In the form of dust, it can irritate the respiratory system
It can cause discomfort or gastrointestinal pain
Low oral toxicity.
In the form of dust, it can cause slight irritation
After long and very frequent contact with the skin it can generate, in some cases, slight irritation.
FRENCH MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE, AGRI-FOOD AND FORESTRY. : APV 11 300 11
Made in the USA
Benefits of Solid Rain®
INCREDIBLE ECONOMY OF WATER | TIME | MONEY
PLANTS + VIGOROUS
GREEN + TURF
PRODUCTIVE + CROPS
No more chores of watering | Go on holiday the ZEN spirit
THE MAIN ADVANTAGES
Storage of rainwater in solid form to be used directly at the root level without having to wait for the rainy season to start a plantation. Low irrigation frequencies to save indirect costs such as electricity, maintenance of equipment and accessories, as well as skilled labor.
Reduces irrigation cycles and amounts of water used.
Allows cultivation of the soil under extreme climate and soil conditions.
Allows for better plant growth in low rainfall areas.
Transport in bags, facilitating access to isolated areas without pipes or electricity.
Increased soil water reserves for a large number of years.
Provides plants with a supplement to regulate humidity
Improved ventilation of compacted soils.
Reduces the percolation of nutrients in the soil by at least a third.
Saves up to 50% of fertilizer use.
Protects the environment from drought, erosion, desertification and groundwater pollution.
SAVES WATER | FERTILIZERS AND FERTILIZERS LIQUID
Solid Rain® absorbs 300 times its weight in water, stores it and restores it according to the needs of the plants.
The irrigation frequency can be reduced from 50% to 90%.
Solid Rain® acts like a sponge in the soil and improves the physical properties of compact soils thanks to good ventilation.
Solid Rain® prevents cracking and breakage of the soil and desertification.
Protects the environment from drought and groundwater pollution.
Nutrients and fertilizers are needed, but they degrade in the soil and are lost with irrigation. With Solid Rain®, they remain available at the roots of the plant. The more the top layer of the soil is less absorbent, the more chemicals are needed, thus depleting our soil and polluting our groundwater.
La Solid Rain® improves plant growth because water and nutrients are permanently available in the root zone for optimal uptake by plants, thus providing the basis for a more productive crop. However, it is also possible to have more crops thanks to theSolid Rain®. Once you get the productivity you want with the first crop, you can pick up and start with a second crop as soon as the field is ready thus maximizing the overall yield. Solid Rain® is therefore a booster of Return on investment / ha.
Example for freshly planted trees:
water needed withoutSolid Rain® : 4.800 liters / tree in 10 months
water needed withSolid Rain® : 800 trees in 10 months, or 6 times less water..
The storage of irrigation water at the root level of the tree withSolid Rain® saves 4,000 liters of water per tree. Also increases the probability of rooting of the tree which, thanks to Solid Rain®, does not experience water stress during the first 10 months after planting.Solid Rain® significantly reduces the mortality rate of transplanted species.
Sergio Rico Velasco September 2012
Silos de Agua®
Company founded in 2003, by the Mexican Chemical Engineer Sergio Rico Velasco in order to provide a solution to the water scarcity.
With the use of Solid Rain® it is now possible to protect the environment, improve and restore green spaces, with less water.
How it works?
Hydro-retentive super-absorbent, with the property of absorbing hundreds of times its weight in rainwater that becomes solid.
Solid Rain® is insoluble in water, so when granules are incorporated into the substrate or soil, they absorb a large amount of water and nutrients that are easily released.
They allow the root zone of the plant to have a constant reservoir of water and nutrients, which delays the wilting point, and participates in stable growth for healthy crops.
Using Solid Rain® technology, it is possible to wait for weeks to see months before before irrigating.
Plants grow more vigorous in less time, and growers get better yields.
Protects the environment from drought, desertification, water pollution and overexploitation of groundwater.
Solid Rain® represents a revolution because in addition to saving on irrigation costs,
there is increased productivity,while contributing to preserve our environment, and financial operating costs.
It is to reduce hunger, poverty and migration in the world.
It also involves profound changes in the way we think about the use of solid water instead of the current liquid form.
Increases the water retention capacity of substrates and soils for several years.
Decreases agricultural production costs by up to 90%
Reduces irrigation frequency by up to 80% Reduces evaporation and infiltration.
Solid Rain® can be stored in bags or pouches.
Improves the properties of compact soils through aeration. Reduces the leaching of fertilizers.
Due to the spaced irrigations frequencies, fertilizers are available longer for plants.
How can Solid Rain® make the world a better place?
By raising public awareness of the importance and value of rainwater for life.
1. Now we can harvest the rain (rainwater)
2. And then solidify it.
The optimum level of performance of our technology requires only 1 kg to get 300 liters of Solid Rain®
3. You can store Solid Rain® in bags and carry it everywhere.
This technology is less expensive and easier to implement than the construction of dams and drains.
You can use it in the poorest isolated places.
How to use it?
Sow Solid Rain® before the rainy season begins.
Solid Rain® maintains moisture, without irrigation or rain, the seeds germinate and grow.
When the next rain or irrigation comes, the Solid Rain® absorbs, stores and returns it, the cycle starts again.
It is an alternative to other forms of agriculture that preserve the soil.
Solid Rain® can be implemented more easily and with better results for populations where extreme poverty resides.
This is because the application procedure is simple and can be implemented by producers with a low level of resources and education.
Solid Rain® Testimonials - Productivity
Traditional sunflower: 1.100 kg / ha
With Solid Rain® : 3.000 kg / ha
Increased productivity of: 272%
Traditional red bean: 450 kg / ha
With Solid Rain®: 1.800 kg / ha
Increased productivity of: 300%
Maize Atotonilco El Alto, Jalisco Mexique
Traditional 47 days : 1200 kg / ha
With Solid Rain®: 44 jours : 5500 kg / ha
Increased productivity of: 458%
Saving on irrigation costs
India Coconut palms Traditional: 80 liters / palm tree / week.
With Solid Rain®: 50 liters per quarter
roses, carnations and flowers.
With Solid Rain® 75% savings on irrigation costs
To reforest with a sharp decrease in the rate of tree mortality,
which allows a rapid recovery of forests and a better impact on climate change.
Solid Rain® can be used in agriculture, arboriculture, ecosystem conservation,
protection of animals and endangered species.
Also for lawns, shrubs, hydroponics for the fight against fires,
to green the walls and roofs of our cities, and much more.
These organizations within the United Nations, work to solve some important global problems.
the World Bank
International Monetary Fund
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
United Nations Development Program
United Nations Environment Program
United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change
The Millennium Goals report, includes:
Reduce extreme poverty and hunger
Example - Improving the nutrition of poor children.
Ensure a sustainable environment
Example - The limits for sustainable water resources have already been exceeded in some parts of the world.
Solid Rain® a solution to solve many global problems.
Ban Ki-moon Secretary - General United Nations
"We need to agree to define a path to a Green Economy that will lift people out of poverty and protect the global environment. This requires international collaboration; it requires investment, and requires countries to exchange experiences and technologies"
In the context of promoting sustainable development,
we consider Solid Rain® as an option for food security and to improve the quality of people's lives.
That's why we believe in "A better world, a greener world by planting Solid Rain®!"