What Is Humboldt-Roots?
ROOTS– Sustainable Agricultural Technologies Ltd. develops and commercializes disruptive, modular, cutting-edge technologies to address critical problems faced by agriculture today, including plant climate management via root zone temperature optimization and the shortage of water for irrigation. ROOTS & Humboldt CCTV have created a partnership to bring the best Smart Agriculture devices to the Cannabis Industry.
Roots have developed proprietary know-how and patents to optimize performance, lower installation costs, and reduce energy consumption to a minimum — all in order to bring maximum benefit to farmers. Roots were established in 2012 and graduated in 2016 from the prestigious technology incubator program administered by the Israel Chief Scientist Office. Humboldt CCTVs’ unique Modular Approach gives us the ability to offer multiple Advanced Off-Grid Technologies, focused on the Cannabis industry, here in Humboldt for over 10 years. Roots have partnered up with Humboldt CCTV to bring our technology into the US.
What We Do Best!
Root Zone Optimization Technology probes heat and cool root temperatures to stabilize the optimum temperature range all year round. This increases yield up to 40% and adds an extra growth cycle.
Irrigates crops by condensing humidity in the air on an external surface of pipes with running cold water at night. Allows farming in remote locations normally unsuited to food production due to water shortages.
Root Zone Temperature Optimization Technology (RZTO)
Root Zone Optimization Technology probes heat and cool root temperatures to stabilize the optimum temperature range all year round. This increases yield up to 40% and adds an extra growth cycle. Dramatically reduce energy costs and environmental pollution. yield increase 20% to 250% compared between un-cooled and un-heated crops. Superior crop quality. significant shortening of the growing cycle, thus achieving excellent prices. plant flowers in hot climate areas earlier or plant earlier after the winder due to substrate heating. Enhanced moisture retention in the soil in cooled beds during the summer reduces irrigation rates. Reduction in the use of Pesticides.
Irrigation By Condensation (IBC)
Irrigates crops by condensing humidity in the air on an external surface of pipes with running cold water at night. Allows farming in remote locations normally unsuited to food production due to water shortages. A closed-cycle system is the only one that can facilitate food production and positively impact the entire food chain, completely off water and electricity grids. the ability of our system to sustain the growth of several crops (lettuce, cucumbers, tomato, spinach, wheat, sorghum, grapevines, and young avocado trees) using only condensed moisture from the air to irrigate the crops. In hot climates, chilling the roots with the cold condensate reduces the plant’s water needs and its transpiration rate. The cost of 1 food ration per person is $0.61*, and therefore one IBC system can save 27,000 – 53,000 $ USD of annual food aid. ($0.61 * 3 rations a * 365days * 40-80 people).