Agricultural systems will need to produce more food in an environment that is increasingly variable
Improving Crop Yield
Farmers are increasingly challenged by factors ranging from weather to environmental conditions to crop prices as they look to increase crop yields in sustainable ways.
SaliCrop Technology utilizes a unique non-GMO wet chemistry process that stimulates an epigenetic reaction to salinity conditions. In this manner, the treated seeds, which are deliberately exposed to abiotic stress at an early stage, are expected to grow well in high salinity soils or when irrigated with brackish water later on, and to resist the actual abiotic stress caused by salinity, heat stress, and drought.
Generally, seed treatment technologies have many advantages and are cheaper or more versatile than other competing technologies such as gene editing, RNAi, selective breeding, or grafting. SaliCrop technology has been shown to be effective in multiple experiments with different crops under high salinity conditions.
This technology is versatile and can be applied to many different crops and seed varieties. In addition, two of its advantages are its low economic cost and logistical effort.
Benefit for Growers
High ROI for growers by increasing their financial income
Short time to market
Up to two years enhancement per breed/variety/jurisdiction
No change in farming practices
Following the existing farm management practices
Maximizing the value of commercial varieties
Salicrop is tackling a salinization problem which costs farmers more than $25 Billion a year
Plants worldwide face new stresses as a result of climate change, including increased soil salinity, drought, and higher temperatures. These issues are the most influential and fastest growing factors limiting crop growth, and SaliCrop is increasing resilience by making it possible to grow crops under these conditions.
Around 52 million ha of land are salt-affected in South Asia
Soil salinization is a global and dynamic problem and is projected to increase in future under climate change scenarios due to rising sea levels and increased extreme weather events, heavily impacting crop production in coastal areas.