Spanish Agri Technology Company, Manvert, Offers SA Farmers Growing Opportunities
“With each new day in Africa, a gazelle wakes up knowing he must outrun the fastest lion or perish. At the same time, a lion stirs and stretches, knowing he must outrun the fastest gazelle or starve. It’s no different for the human race. Whether you consider yourself a gazelle or a lion, you have to run faster than others to survive.” – Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum
Whether farmers consider themselves gazelles or lions, the fact is, South African producers, on all levels, need to run faster and better if they want to keep up with the growing demand for food, while remaining profitable and environmentally responsible. For many years, South African farmers have reaped the rewards of our fertile soils and favourable weather. Today, however, more and more producers are necessitated to search for the latest research and agri-technology to help them remain in the game as our soils become overtaxed and the weather more unpredictable.
While our research and technology at home base is still catching up to the growing demand for innovative agri-chemicals, countries such as Spain have been compelled to find new solutions to infertile soils. Spain may be rich in history, architecture and culture but after millenniums, their soils have been left barren while high levels of Aluminium have made it too alkaline for food production1.
Manvert – A Specialist In Plant Nutrition
Manvert, a Spanish agri-technology company, has dedicated itself to the research, development and production of speciality fertilisers since 1988.
Their research in plant nutrition and specifically plant nutrition through foliar application, has provided the agricultural sectors in all parts of the world with innovative and effective solutions that have to maximize the value of their crops.
At the helm of the company’s research, development and innovation is Enric Bonet, CEO and chemical engineer. Because of Bonet’s background in chemistry, Manvert has developed some of the most advanced and proprietary technologies that they’ve applied to their entire range of agri-nutrient products. As a result, these products, that are formulated with Manvert’s technology, can be applied to crops in a more efficient and cost-saving manner, to maximise absorption and improve plant nutrition more than any other range of products available on the market today.
What is this Proprietary Technology
Seavert tech Technology –> Extraction
This technology allows for a higher concentration of active ingredients to be obtained through extraction at differential pressure. The nutrients are extracted through a cold process and no chemical solvents or high temperatures are used in the process. This ensures that the active ingredients are in their most natural and bio-available state for easy absorption.
Two of the main active ingredients in Seavert tech are alginic acid and mannitol. Alginic acid protects the plant in situations of stress and has a bio-stimulating effect. Mannitol protects the plant against saline and water stress by maintaining water balance.
Lignovert tech Technology –> Formulation and Application for Improved Absorption
This allows us to achieve a high concentration of complexed elements with a balanced molecular weight in formulations. Nutrients are formulated using lignosulfonic acid, that acts as tiny shuttles that enables the nutrients to be more easily absorbed and distributed within the plant, improving bio-availability.
Lignoverrt tech further decreases the surface tension of pulverised water which improves distribution on the leaf surface and increases product coverage over the leaf. Products using this technology are also highly compatible with other products applied simultaneously.
Nanovert tech Technology –> Formulation and Application for Improved Absorption
Thanks to Nanovert tech Technology we can obtain nanoparticles of nutrients and thereby higher concentration of the active ingredient in solution. This means better coverage and improved penetration on the leaves. By reducing the volume of the particles we improve the coverage on the leaf and therefore increase the effectiveness of the product. In this instance, less or then smaller, is more.
With Manvert products very little goes a long way. The efficiency of the technology ensures that farmers only have to use a fraction of the selected product compared to their counterparts to be effective. This ensures that Manvert products are both efficient and cost-effective.
Want to know how Manvert measures up against your regular protocol? Contact DNA Plant Science today for more information on our field tests using Manvert products.