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MagnaVerno™ soil input


March 25, 2008
By Fruit & Vegetable

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Super Absorbent Company (SAC) is
pleased to announce the introduction of its MagnaVerno™ brand of soil
inputs for agricultural and horticultural markets.

Super Absorbent Company (SAC) is pleased to announce the introduction of its MagnaVerno™ brand of soil inputs for agricultural and horticultural markets. MagnaVerno™ is a starch-based superabsorbent, which allows crops and plants to fully and consistently access sources of water not normally available. The product holds more than 200 times its weight in water and water-soluble plant nutrients, which it releases on demand, and is capable of sustaining multiple swell-shrink cycles depending upon its environment. Micro-organisms feed off MagnaVerno™, causing biodegradation, which helps to enrich the soil and enhance aeration. Preliminary results of product trials suggest MagnaVerno™ can boost crop yield, lower costs and improve profitability for growers, particularly in areas where inconsistent or limited water supplies jeopardize crop yield and/or quality. Currently, 14 growers collectively controlling more than 80,000 acres from California to Mexico have signed on to participate in a demonstration project for SAC. The project will begin October 1, 2006, with the following crops represented by participating growers – bell peppers, cucumbers, tomatoes and string beans. The demonstration project includes test plots and control plots to accurately compare and validate results. A qualified agronomist will monitor activities, ensure proper application and use, as well as document outcomes

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