Today, nearly 800 million people suffer from chronic hunger, and by 2050, the world’s population is projected to increase to more than 9 billion. Ensuring that everyone has enough nutritious food to eat will require at least a 60 percent increase in agricultural production without adversely affecting the environment. Doubling the amount of food produced from the same acreage is a challenging goal, but for the last four decades, PlantCatalyst® has played an important role in reducing fertilizer usage and expanding production per hectare or acre.
In most developing nations, increasing agricultural productivity for small shareholder farmers is the only viable way to combat continued poverty. The primary solution many developing nations have used, in an attempt to increase shareholder farmer incomes, has involved either subsidizing the application of nitrogen-based fertilizers, allocating more land for farming, or both.
Unfortunately, neither of these solutions is sustainable over the long term and both are significant contributors to environmental damage in developing nations. Recent trends indicate that both the financial costs of nitrogen-based fertilizers and the environmental damage associated with the increased application of these fertilizers are rising at unsustainable levels. Additionally, the increased use of these fertilizers has depleted the nutritional content of the soil, meaning small shareholder farmers are
not able to produce as much as in previous years without increasing the amount of fertilizer they use.
PlantCatalyst® can provide a solution to these problems that is cost-effective for governments, puts more money in the pockets of small shareholder farmers, and is also climate-smart. PlantCatalyst®
has been used by farmers all over the world for more than 40 years to reduce dependence on fertilizer and water by up to 50% and to increase crop yield between 10% – 50%. PlantCatalyst® can be used for any crop or soil, and with any fertilizer or nutrient blend. It is easily adaptable to nearly any agricultural operation and can save farmers money by reducing and/or eliminating the need for high cost fertilizers.
WHAT IS PLANTCATALYST®?
Since 1973, gardeners and professional growers have been using Dr. Willard’s® products to enhance the utilization of nutrients and to improve cellular absorption and retention in plants. In fact, PlantCatalyst® enables farmers from around the globe to not only grow more nutritious food in a natural, safe and non-toxic way, but to also simultaneously decrease the amount of environmentally damaging nitrogen-based
fertilizer needed to grow crops — thus, reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
ADDITIONAL DETAILS ABOUT PLANTCATALYST®
Invented in the mid-1960’s by award-winning chemist Dr. John Willard (PhD Purdue University), PlantCatalyst® (www.plantcatalyst.com) is a water additive catalyst designed specifically for use on plants and increases nutrient absorption among many other benefits.
This complex proprietary formulation alters the molecular structure of water, creating molecule chains or “micelles”, and thus converting ordinary water into a very efficient catalyst which stimulates a variety of organic processes. One of the most pronounced effects is an increased efficiency of nutrient transportation to the cells. This helps the plant better absorb and utilize nutrients found in soil, microbes, micronutrients, fertilizers and other sources. It also helps the plants better maximize water intake making them a bit more resistant to the effects of drought and other stressful growing conditions.
CLIMATE–SMART DEVELOPMENT AND PLANTCATALYST®
As climate change continues to be a critical challenge for food production around the world, farmers and growers have found that using PlantCatalyst® on plants not only helps stimulate plant health and growth, but has also been proven to increase overall yield by a minimum of 10 percent and as much
as 50 percent in a natural and climate-friendly way. Other benefits of PlantCatalyst® include: larger and/or greener plants; more blooms and/or plants blooming earlier; sturdier stocks and/or more extensive root systems; greater resilience in stressful growing environments; and more yield per plant, larger fruit/flowers and enhanced flavor and aroma.
As greenhouse gas emissions rise, global temperatures increase, weather patterns change, our global water sources rise and become more acidic, farmers and their crops continue to be impacted. PlantCatalyst® is committed to helping farmers address these challenges through continued climate-smart development. Comprised of natural ingredients, PlantCatalyst® is completely non-toxic, which means that water runoff is 100% safe. Since PlantCatalyst® also helps plants better absorb and utilize nutrients found in soil, microbes, micronutrients—less nitrogen-based fertilizers are needed, which reduces the overall acidity in both soil and water sources.
IMPROVED NUTRITION AND PLANTCATALYST® BENEFITS
Over the four decades Dr. Willard’s has been in business, PlantCatalyst® has been tested on over 100,000 plants including tomatoes, lettuce, bell peppers, jalapeno peppers, corn, soybeans, potatoes, cayenne peppers and others. Regardless of the plant species, the results have been the same including:
- Larger and/or healthier plants
- More blooms and/or earlier blooming
- Sturdier stocks and/or more extensive root systems
- Greater resistance in stressful growing environments (e.g. drought and/or extremely hot weather)
- Better nutrient utilization reducing the need for fertilizer
- More yield per plant and/or larger fruit per flower