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Fertilizer Research

Fertilizer Research

California Safe Soil uses extensive independent scientific research to ensure that our customers are provided with an effective and sustainable product. The research gathered helps us to make informed recommendations for on farm use as well as to tailor these recommendations for specific crops. CSS collaborates with several university, university extension, and industry researchers including: Dr. Edwin Lewis (UC-Davis), UCCE Cooperative extension agents in several counties (Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, Yolo, & Kern), Holden Research & Development and Plant Research B.V. (Holland).

CSS works with Dr. Edwin Lewis at the University of California at Davis to test the crop, soil and environmental impact of food hydrolysate in agricultural applications. Dr. Lewis and the CSS Operations team are ready to provide the necessary field and technical support to work with the company’s prospective farm customers in designing, implementing, and completing field tests of food hydrolysate.

Field Research Goals

The field research goals are to determine:

  1. The optimal Integrated Plant Nutrition Management (“IPNM”) balance of Harvest-to-Harvest™ and conventional fertilizer programs.
  2. The cumulative effect of Harvest-to-Harvest™ on crop yield, soil fertility, soil structure, and water holding capacity.
  3. Environmental impact of reduced water and conventional input use.

Crops and Field Trials

We have selected the following crops for detailed investigation by Dr. Lewis:

  1. Almonds
  2. Avocados
  3. Berries
  4. Broccoli
  5. Carrots
  6. Citrus
  7. Flowers (ornamental)
  8. Grapes (wine and table)
  9. Hay (dairy; alfalfa)
  10. Lettuce
  11. Rice
  12. Tomatoes
  13. Turf (golf courses, sod)

If you are interested in running a trial on one of these crop applications, or are interested in running a trial for a crop application not listed above, please email us. We would love to follow up.

Field Research Results

Keep up to date on the latest results on our field research on our news page. If you are interested in our products, and would like to see some of the results of our field research activities by crop application, please contact us.

If you are a grower, and are interested in performing field trials to evaluate our products, please contact us to find out more information and availability.

Contact us for more information about our Fertilizer Research