Uses of Wood Vinegar in Agriculture
Wood Vinegar is a natural extract from woods. It is used in agriculture and animal fodders. It is a good choice for organic farming. The natural contents make it an attractive alternative to chemical pesticides and fertilizers. Furthermore it is non-toxic and biodegradable. We believe that Wood Vinegar can bring substantial benefits to the USA agricultural sector. It is a high density liquid with good economic freight costs versus coverage that fits into existing supply chain and on farm infrastructure. There is a growing organic and sustainable supply source from an emerging char production industry allowing a reduced dependency on limited expensive agrichemicals. The extensive use of Wood Vinegar for agriculture throughout other regions for many decades along with positive trial results leads to a product that can potentially be farm input cost neutral or even negative while improving production results.Type your paragraph here.
How Wood Vinegar Benefits Agriculture
- Wood vinegar reduces the cluster value of water to 1/3. This means that the water is activated and can be easily absorbed by the plants and animals because water with a low cluster value is in a very small mass. Each of these masses will hold one or few mineral elements. These elements can be easily taken into the plants. This will greatly reduce the use of agro-chemicals. However, it should not be used with alkaline chemicals.
There are so many varied possible uses for wood vinegar, so when deciding on your trial parameters, we recommend considering the following points that we have discovered from experience:
- Wood Vinegar has been using for a penetrant and improved plant uptake by reducing the volume of the existing (more expensive) chemical and replacing directly with wood vinegar it can possibly improve the uptake and have better results than the existing chemical alone with the same or lower input cost
- Wood Vinegar has been using successfully at more regular lower rates when used just as penetrant to help plant uptake when mixed with the dilution water of other chemicals for a minimal outlay.
- Wood Vinegar used alone as a stimulant for seed germination has shown improved strike rate and time for varied species.
- Wood Vinegar shows beneficial plant health at lower rates but at increased concentration can also show detrimental effects to the plant health.
- Wood Vinegar should always be used diluted and strength will vary between foliar and soil application along with frequency of application.
- Longer term regular use has shown signs of much improved plant health and ability to naturally protect themselves
- When applying you need to achieve the correct balance to achieve your desired outcome
Advantages and Benefits of Wood Vinegar as Fertilizer:
- Improve absorption through the roots
- Stimulates plants and vegetable growth
- Strengthens roots and leaves
- Increases the quantity of useful microbes
- Increased soil microbial weight
- Used as penetrant for better uptake.:1:500 of dilution water
- Increase crop resistance to adverse condition
- Improved tree health, darker green leaves for better photosynthesis, thicker and stronger stems, higher growth rates, naturally more resistant to disease.
- Improves fruit quality and increases sugar content in fruit, and stimulate development of crops
- Improve flavor, color, firmness and preservation of fruit
- Works as flavor enhancer for agricultural end products: Mix solution rates of 1:500 to 1:1000. Wood vinegar prevents excessive nitrogen levels, improves plant metabolism and contributes to higher fruit sugar levels.
- Strengthen the photosynthesis
- Increase the content of chlorophyll of the plants
- Reduced fertilizer or other agrochemical volume used with better yields in viticulture and grain crops
- Foliar spray: Dilute one part wood vinegar with 200 parts water and spray it to leaves once a month. Dilution ratio can be change to 300 parts water for the succeeding applications. Allows better uptake and a reduction of up to 50% use of fertilizers, herbicides and pesticides.
Advantages and Benefits of Wood Vinegar to Enrich Soil:
- Enriches soil fertility: Dilute wood vinegar with water (1:200 ration-1 part wood vinegar and 200 part water) and sprinkle it to the soil before planting. Application is one liter solution for every square meter of planting area.
- Enrich garden soil: Use a strong solution of 1:30 to apply to the garden soil surface at a rate of 6 liters of solution per 1 m² to enrich the soil prior to planting crops. To control soil-based plant pathogens, use an even stronger rate of 1:5 to 1:10.
Other Advantages and Benefits:
- Facilitates composting: There is a growing number of farmers and commercial soil compost producers looking at ways to improve their composting processes while reducing costs and improving the end product. Dilute one part wood vinegar with 50 parts water and sprinkle to composting materials daily. This will help increase the biological activity of various beneficial microbes and can decrease composting times.
- Seed Germination: Nourishes seeds for germination (Improve seed germination strike rate): Dilute one part wood vinegar with 200 parts water then soak the seeds for 24 hours. More seeds sprout when soaked in wood vinegar first
There are too many claims to list here of the benefits of wood vinegar for agriculture, animal husbandry, and human use. But we are concentrating on benefits that we think will have the biggest impact on the future growth in food production while reducing dependence on finite chemicals used in agriculture.
- “Dilution Water” is the actual water used to dilute the existing chemical. At 500 times dilution, wood vinegar can reduce the cluster value of water to 1/3. This means that the water is activated and can be easily absorbed by the plants because water with a low cluster value is in a very small mass. Each of these masses will hold one or few mineral elements. These elements can be easily taken into the plants
- Dilution ratio can be stronger for herbicides than fertilizers. The concentration of agro-chemicals or liquid fertilizers can be reduced by 50% if it is diluted in a 500 times dilution solution of wood vinegar due to its higher permeation. This will greatly reduce the use of agro-chemicals. However, it should not be used with alkaline chemicals.
- Maximum recommended quantity of wood vinegar is 5-8 liters/ha for foliar application
- Soil application can increase maximum recommended quantity by 50%