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  • 1. Tomato Crop Evaluation and Conclusions – 2010
  • 2. Test Details Geographic Location: Midwest USA – Illinois and Indiana When: Summer 2010 growing season Crop: Tomato Comparisons: With and without TerraStar imprinting Test Resources: Arise Research and Discovery Center in Martinsville, IL Weather Conditions: Midwest USA experienced extremes in weather conditions of negative rainfall totals combined with long periods of extreme heat that exceeded records kept since the 1800’s. Dr. Stephen reported even irrigated crops were failing under the hot and dry conditions.
  • 3. The TerraManus Team has witnessed similar growing conditions and problems for farmers growing tomatoes in Pout, Senegal during a visit in October, 2010. The comparisons had similar results. Assumption: The common root cause of crop failure is excessive heat and water shortage. Conclusion: The true root cause of most of the global water shortages is improper soil management, not water availability. Test Observations
  • 4. With & Without TerraStar Heat and humidity of 105F reveal two examples of plant health: • Plants with TerraStar imprints bear fruit well. • Plants without TerraStar show stress which has negative impact on fruit production capacity and diminished plant health. Top half of row with TerraStar imprints Bottom half of row without TerraStar imprints
  • 5. Even if the crops are provided with all the water the plant requires, we still yield poor performance. Nearly all the plant’s fruit producing energy is going to help the plant just survive the harsh recurring conditions . In Harsh Temperature Conditions
  • 6. Strong plant health with heat and humidity of 112F Irrigated Tomatoes under severe heat stress and with TerraStar Imprints thrive.
  • 7. TerraStar imprint Plant health and vertical plant architecture with no plant support system
  • 8. This plant is healthy and receiving hydrogen, oxygen, and carbon due to reduced soil bulk density and increased water-fill pore space (the TerraStar effect) TerraStar imprint Consolidation without Compaction
  • 9. Two TerraStar imprints – a picture of healthy plant color, the result of improved photosynthesis
  • 10. Close-up picture of the previous slide reveals the secret to addressing the perceived global water “supply” shortage issues in agriculture, mining, and construction When water speed is near zero, the TerraStar weir effect retains critical parts of the top soil, organic matter, fines, soil microbes, and silt decaying plant material keeping it on the soil surface and not washing away. Micro-fractures in the soil surface created by TerraStar imprints allows Hydrogen, Oxygen, and Carbon access through the soil surface and down to the root zone for improved plant health.
  • 11. TerraStar Mitigates Weather Impact on Crops We continue to see examples of exceptional weather events such as increasing periods of drought in some regions and excessive rainfall events in other regions. These changes in global weather patterns create a wide variety of new problems for farmers around the world affecting planting dates and limiting harvest qualities. Use of the TerraStar is proven to help mitigate the impact of these pervasive global changes on crop production.
  • 12. “ENERGY NEUTRAL” Whether it is TRACTOR, HUMAN, or ANIMAL POWERED the results are the same WORLDWIDE •Better water management •Sequester water in the soil •90% less erosion (wind and water) •Warm up cold soils quicker •30% more soil surface •Mitigates heat stress on crops •Higher crop yields = Lower input Costs TerraStar Improves Plant Health
  • 13. 10 We invite your questions or comments! Email: STEPHEN@TERRAMANUSTECH.COM WWW.TERRAMANUSTECH.COM