Agricultural systems will need to produce more food in an environment that is increasingly variable
Improving Crop Yield
Farmers are challenged by factors ranging from weather to environmental conditions to crop prices as they increase crop yields, in sustainable ways.
SaliCrop Technology utilizes a unique Non-GMO wet chemistry process that stimulates an Epi-Genetic 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 GM, RNAi, Breeding, or Grafting.
SaliCrop technology has already proven to be successful with previous experiments in different crops under high salinity conditions.
The versatility of the technology, enables its availability for many different crops and seed varieties, and the low economic and logistic effort involved in using it are the two main advantages.
At Salicrop we bring clear benefits to all stakeholders in the food chain:
For seed producer
a differentiator in a highly competitive market
A significant and measurable economic benefit through increased crop yields;
For government and NGO agencies
Extending food production to previously barren or inefficient marginal lands.
Salicrop is tackling an annual loss in agricultural productivity caused by salinization which is estimated at 25 Billion USD annually.
Stresses are incurred on plants as a result of changes in the climatic conditions of the environment, which has been concluded to be the most influencing factor affecting agricultural production.
SaliCrop is strengthening the food chain by making it possible to grow key food crops under abiotic stress conditions, drought, heat high irrigation water, or soil salinity 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, viz. rise in sea level and impact on coastal areas, rise in temperature and increase in evaporation