JWinnovo organic nutrient conversion technology aims
to change the rules of engagement in the fertiliser market in Australia and globally.
Our proprietary “Self Desiccating” pelletising technology involves the conversion of wet organic waste streams blended with nutrient adsorbers into low cost dry fertiliser pellets.
These pellets can be injected into the ground below a seedling to significantly boost early growth performance. This unique technology can provide farmers advanced nutrient tools to invest in their soil, while planting later, with faster seedling development, up to 80% less water, lower fertiliser and herbicide costs, while significantly boosting the long term health of their soils.
The important attributes of our technology are - use of low cost nutrient rich organic wastes, long term nutrient buffers injected into the soil containing permanent residual fertilising agents, deposited at root level for maximum utilisation of nutrients while simultaneously eliminating nitrate run-off and gasification of the Nitrogen family greenhouse gases.
Why it works
Placing ideal nutrients at root level upon seed germination
The nutrient composition can be engineered to suit different crops and after pelletising and desiccation, the pellets will be placed in the soil below seed / sett / tuber / level to allow access to these balanced nutrients shortly after germination, greatly boosting seedling development and buffering against poor soil nutrient availability.
Buffering nutrients in the soil
The composition of the pellets consist of various soluble organic nutrients but also combinations of natural (ad)sorbers selected for their ion exchange, chemical storage and moisture holding characteristics. This gives the in-ground pellet remarkable “Buffering” properties for root access to nutrient, soil & introduced bacteria and moisture independent of surrounding soil conditions.
Hosting long term adsorbers and bacterial colonies
JWI nutrient pellets contain an engineered level of sorbers selected for a particular role for a particular crop in a particular soil. The range of sorbers selected have a highly porous nature with pores acting as “ionic” selectors with the ability to store significant amounts of nutrient. These nutrients are released or replaced as the surrounding soil and root chemistry changes allowing slow release or re-adsorption of nutrient chemicals. The pores in the sorbers are also home to various bacterial colonies which aid the release of nutrients from the sorber and can also be home to selected thixotropic bacteria added to the pellet to fix nitrogen directly from the air and release nutrients from soil minerals.
How it works
Selected organic wastes are blended to suit soil chemistry and crop requirement
A wide range of natural wastes contain significant levels of complex organic nutrients and soil friendly bacteria as well as high levels of organic carbon and silica essential for rapid and healthy plant growth. The ratio’s of selected organic wastes can be blended to suit a crop / soil combination and a range of waste source micro-nutrients that can be blended for maximising seedling performance and overall plant and soil health.
“Nutrient Vessel” is produced using JWI proprietary process into dry water resistant spheres
Wet organic wastes ranging from 20-80% moisture can be pelletised into our unique engineered “Nutrient Vessels” which will self desiccate due to the effect of our binder chemistry to between 5-15% moisture in 7 – 21 days depending upon pellet diameter. The binder chemistry can also be engineered to biologically sterilise the pellet if pathogens are a concern for handling and storage.
Spheres are “injected” into a zone in the soil below “germination level” for nutrient & moisture boost during early growth & times of crop stress
JWI “Nutrient Vessel” spheres are placed or injected into the soil (preferably non-tillage) below the zone of germination significantly enhancing nutrient availability when a seedling is in its early stages of development and boosting overall seedling growth rate significantly. This system maximises nutrient utility, reducing overall nutrient dosing and eliminates nutrient run-off and nitrogen volatilisation.
Ongoing nutrient supply and soil chemistry & moisture buffering over the crop duration
As plant development progresses JWI spheres continue to provide essential nutrients to the plant and become incorporated into the root system. “Sorbers” in the sphere release adsorbed moisture containing nutrients/micro-nutrients and the decay of humus in the sphere matrix provides organic carbon, silica and trace element compounds. Bacterial activity around the roots is enhanced by concentrated colonisation of the sphere and the contained sorbers, also enhancing nutrient production and root health.
Sphere contents remain after cropping continuing to create and buffer nutrients & bacteria in the soil horizon below root level
Upon cropping of the host plant, the pellet contents remain in place along with residual nutrients, bacterial colonies and decaying humus from the sphere, dead root mass and surface mulch decay products. This aspect of the JWI system is important as in-ground nutrients are adsorbed as the bacterial & fungal colonies continue to generate decay products, with the sphere “Sorbers” building up inventory of legacy nutrients in preparation for the next cropping cycle. As the diameter of pellets can be varied significantly from 5mm to ~100mm, spheres can be designed to generate on-going nutrient supply and storage over many seasons of planting and lowering the necessity of crop rotation.
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