ESCALON, Calif., June 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Snow pack levels are dangerously low, according to recent California Department of Water Resources' snow pack survey results. At only 17 percent of normal for this time of year, it raises some concern.1 For California agriculture, this may be a foretelling of another dry season with tight restrictions on water usage. One California company, Water Right Technologies, Inc. (www.wrtag.com), is revolutionizing the way in which farmers respond to difficult growing conditions by providing its customers with customized crop management programs that return the proper amount of nutrients back into the soil, thus maximizing the effects of available inputs.
Rather than relying on fertilizer and irrigation for their crop management programs, Water Right Technologies focuses on maintaining healthy soil. Healthy soil is the base for creating healthy and more nutritious plants. And when plants have the means to grow strong and absorb the nutrients that are available to them, they can better withstand erratic growing conditions such as drought and heat.
Water Right Technologies begins the process of creating custom soil management programs by taking comprehensive samples of the customer's soil and water. A typical soil test is conducted by placing a soil sample in an acidic solution for 24 hours. From this, the solution can be tested to see what nutrients the soil will require. WRT goes a step further by including the irrigation water that the farmers use on their crops to get more accurate results. The samples are sent off to partnering Mukang Labs, Inc, a full-service research facility in Washington. Turn-around time on all samples is usually 24 hours, giving customers the most accurate and efficient results.
Regular fertilizer and irrigation regimens often don't account for the mineral buildups or deficiencies in the soil solution, which can lead to farmers treating their crops with the improper amount of inputs. The programs that WRT develops implement natural soil amendments created by leading sustainable agriculture companies Bio S.I. and Baicorp. WRT is determined to create sustainable programs that restore life to the soil and nutrition to our food using products that improve plant and human health.
SOURCE Water Right Technologies, Inc.