Helping seeds thrive in climatic stress conditions.
Field-grown crops are almost always exposed to stressful environments. Because of this, field crops hardly ever realize their true yield potential.
Climate change is increasing the frequency and severity of extreme weather events, including droughts and heat waves. This leads to more intensive use of groundwater for drinking and irrigation, which further depletes the water table and allows even more salt to leach into soil.
As sea levels rise, low-lying coastal areas are increasingly being inundated with saltwater, gradually contaminating the soil. Salt contamination, which leads to stunted and uneven plant growth, is already estimated to affect 20 percent of cultivated land worldwide.
SaliCrop's formulation is applied at early growth stages as a seed enhancement, stimulating an epigenetic reaction that increases the plant's capability to endure salinity, groundwater salinity, heat, and drought conditions.
Salicrop's environmentally friendly solution causes a reaction that causes gene expression and regulation to change throughout the plant, causing long-term changes to plant hardiness.
Since 2018, Salicrop has developed more than 100 protocols and has increased yield by up to 30% in high-salinity conditions in processed tomatoes, peppers, onion, rice, corn, wheat, and alfalfa,
In 2018, after conducting trials in villages of Maharashtra for 3 years, we were able to achieve a constant yield increase of up to 32% in a single year.
Next, we joined the TATA Trust & TAU program to bring this Israeli innovation to Indian smallholder rice farmers in the state of Andhra Pradesh in East Godavari District and achieved up to a 19% yield increase.
In 2021, in Karnataka, we achieved up to a 17% yield increase.
More than 1/3 of the world's population is dependent on wheat as a staple cereal.
Wheat is more sensitive to salinity than other field crops.
SaliCrop has conducted several successful wheat field trials for gain and for silage. The trials show a yield increase of 5% to 15%.
The maize market is at 1.14 billion metric ton in 2020. Maize is a leading crop in Salicrop's activity.
SaliCrop has conducted trials in collaboration with Kibbutz Yotveta in the desert in southern Israel. The field trial was irrigated with salty (brackish) water of EC 5 to 2.5.
Trials with EC 5-6 yielded 57% more than the untreated field.
The growing demand for feed is supporting the global barley market.
SaliCrop is collecting data from a large field trial in Gan Shammuel, in the center of Israel, an area which suffers from high soil salinity caused by fish ponds.
The aim of the study is to examine stress tolerance and crop yield
The consumption of processed tomato products in developing countries has grown at a significant rate in recent years, with the global market reaching a volume of 43.4 Million Tons in 2021.
Salicrop is focused on seed enhancement of processed and field tomatoes. Tomato productivity in open field conditions is affected by a high incidence of increased soil salinity. We uncovered specific responses of tomato plants to salinity stress.
Our field trials show a massive increase in yield in the treated farms of 60%.
From August 2019 to March 2020 Salicrop conducted
response trail in a commercial farm in Faran, Arava desert in the south of Israel.
The trial was planned to validate the efficacy of Salicrop various protocols on the yield of three Capsicum varieties.
Two Capsicum varieties, Delux and Top were treated with 8 different priming protocols.
Soil Salinity was around EC=3.0 throughout the growing period. Out of 8 protocols for Delux and TOP Salicrop technology resulted in a yield increase of 12%-14% on average.
Alfalfa is a forage and cover crop grown globally, and is the most used crop in dairy livestock feed. This nitrogen fixing plant improves soil stability and microbiome health through its deep root network.
SaliCrop is running field trials of its treatment on alfalfa in the Beit She'an valley, where poor quality Jordan River water is often used for irrigation because of financial contraints faced by many farmers.
Our field trials show promising preliminary results for alfalfa growth.
SaliCrop ran onion field trials in Kibbutz Yotvata, a farm in the southern Negev, the Israeli portion of the Sahara desert ecosystem where crops are watered with saltwater to preserve resources.
These trials, using the 'Vulcana' onion variety saw an increase in both yield and onion weight. Notably, the onions in the group receiving SaliCrop's treatment weighed an average of 23% more than the untreated onions.