In its native India, the neem tree is for its detoxification properties, which is why it is commonly planted around schools and religious landmarks. It is also the preferred choice of shade tree, in part due to its multitude of broad-spreading leaves.
Besides helping to shade people on a hot day, this thick foliage also helps the neem tree work as an excellent carbon sequestration source. Carbon sequestration can be described as the process of removing carbon from the atmosphere and putting it into long-term storage in a “reservoir”. By utilizing CO2 during the process of photosynthesis, neem trees provide an excellent “reservoir” for carbon with their biomass. Carbon sequestration is encouraged as it mitigates or at the very least defers global warming and avoids dangerous climate change conditions. Over the last 250 years, the level of CO2 in the atmosphere has risen by 40% due to the amount of coal, oil and gas burned since the Industrial Revolution.
Neem trees are an excellent tree for aiding in the carbon sequestration efforts because they are fast-growing and thick in foliage. Due to this, neem trees sequester more CO2 from the atmosphere than most other trees. Neem trees have a sequestration capacity of 12.27 tons of CO2 per tree per year. Combine this with the fact that the neem tree is known for its ability to survive in extremely arid conditions with very little water and has a lifespan of up to 200 years, and it becomes an obvious choice for carbon sequestration efforts.
EcoStadt Technologies neem-based products, such as EcoWorks EC and EcoMax Fertillizer - not only helps with growing needs, but they also have a much larger mission fighting climate change, global warming, and ensuring a cleaner future for future generations.
The Neem tree is truly a gift that keeps on giving to the people and environment around it.
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Propagation plugs – like the iHort Q Plug - have been specifically created for optimum germination of seeds and rapid rooting of cuttings. The Q Plug provides optimum air/water ratios for proper root developments and growth, provides insulation and natural buffering for more uniform growth, and Is a flexible aerated plug that is designed for faster root development and plant establishment. The biggest dray for growers is that the Q Plug eliminates loss in transplanting. There is no root damage during this critical process as everything gets moved right into the ground!
Dialing in the flow rate correctly can be trial and error for a lot of growers, and is usually something they want to be able to do quickly once they’ve isolated the source of their plants ill health. Octo-Flow has the answer to this – and other – irrigation problems. Octo-Flow is an innovative 8 port stationary water irrigation manifold that allows the grower to control the flow rate or turn the flow off/on with a turn of the included hex key. If needed, it can be converted into a full-open version – all with a simple adjustment.
Carbohydrates play a huge role in how a plant develops - provide building blocks for plant structural components, such as cellulose – which helps grow the cell walls – and they help deliver energy for growth. Besides helping to mimic a plant’s natural carbohydrate profile, Karbo Boost brings an ample food source to plant’s cellular building processes. Though cool-season plants tend to have a shorter growing season than those that have had all summer to bloom they still need to be tended and fertilized - Karbo Boost is making sure your plants are getting the food they need – and then some!