Super Absorbent Polymer (SAP) absorbs and retains water few hundreds of times its own weight in the form of Gel.
SAP prevents both evaporation and percolation losses of water.
Plant roots extend only up to 30-75 cms deep and they can absorb water only if it is available within the reach of their roots.
When a farm is irrigated, evaporation losses account for 10% - 15% and remaining water starts percolating into soil. This process is continuous and more the porosity of soil, faster will be the percolation rate.
Water percolates and goes beyond the reach of plant roots within 2 - 3 days.
That means plants can use hardly 20%-25% of the water supplied.
SAP holds water and ferilizer dissolved in it in the form of gel within the reach of roots. All 100% of water and fertilizer are given to plants. Therefore SAP can reduce watering from 3 to 1. Saves 50% of fertilizer and ensure better growth
of plants because availbility of water and fertizer to the plant is continuous.
HOW TO APPLY SAP IN FLOWER AND VEGETABLE GARDENS
SAP is applied 15 - 20 cms below the furrows.
When water flows in furrows, the sap beneath the furrows will absorb and retain it and made available to the plant even when the remaining water percolates down. This means, water once given soil moisture will last for two to three days and fourth day onwards SAP will give the water to the plants, thus extending availability of water to plants. Please remember that KSAP will last for 3-5 years or more. Make sure the sap soil mix applied is not disturbed during ploughing for next planting session.
of 1.50-2.00 meter square size are made with all around ridges of 10-15 cms height. Water is supplied to each plot and after it is watered, supply is diverted to another plot. In this case, SAP has to be applied 20 -25 cms below the soil level so that it is not disturbed during ploughing for next crop session.
#Absorption of water #Retention of excess water #effectively blocking the movement of water #Non Toxic #Non-pollutant #Harmless in every aspect
#Soil water retention agent #For seed-coating operations #For soil-less cultivation #For setting up artificial turf
SAP is available in the form of white or brown Granules of various mesh sizes. 20-80 mesh size granules suitable for vegetable gardens.
Because of these advantages KSAP finds wide usage in the agriculture, horticulture, social forestry and gardening.