Geographic Location: Midwest USA – Illinois and Indiana
When: Summer 2010 growing season
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.
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
With & Without
Heat and humidity of 105F
reveal two examples of
• Plants with TerraStar
imprints bear fruit well.
• Plants without TerraStar
show stress which has
negative impact on fruit
production capacity and
diminished plant health.
half of row
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
In Harsh Temperature Conditions
Strong plant health with heat and
humidity of 112F
heat stress and
Plant health and vertical plant architecture
with no plant support system
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)
Consolidation without Compaction
Two TerraStar imprints – a picture of healthy plant
color, the result of improved photosynthesis
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.
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
These changes in global weather
patterns create a wide variety of new
problems for farmers around the world
affecting planting dates and limiting
Use of the TerraStar is proven to help
mitigate the impact of these pervasive
global changes on crop production.
Whether it is
the results are the
•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
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