Humans put over 72 trillion pounds of CO2 into the atmosphere each year. Carbon capture and storage (or sequestration), also known as CCS, is a process that aims to take carbon dioxide (CO2) made by humans at its source and store it underground for good. As one possible way to reduce greenhouse gases, CCS could reduce the amount of CO2, an important greenhouse gas, that power plants and other large industrial facilities put into the air. Congress and the private sector are interested in using carbon to cut down on emissions into the air and help pay for the cost of CO2 capture.
Opti-Harvest is on a mission to put carbon where it belongs and do its part to restore balance.
Opti-Shields shorten time to full production by 1-3 years
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture update America’s Drought Monitor every week. This is a map that shows where and how much water is scarce in the U.S. More than half of California’s land has been under stress for eight of the last ten years. 95% of the West was “abnormally dry” as of February 8, 2022. In addition to helping the climate, carbon farming practices improve the soil’s ability to absorb and hold water, which makes droughts and floods less likely. It also helps protect biodiversity, increase food security, grow food and forage with more nutrients, and reduce soil erosion.
Due to a severe drought, skyrocketing temperatures, and a global food crisis, the fertile San Joaquin Valley has become a hub for agricultural innovation. California farmers are using a new product that filters sunlight to increase crop yield and decrease water use. Opti-Harvest has multiple products made up of high-density polyethylene (a recyclable material) that target different crops for better water efficiency, and carbon capture.
Opti-Panels, Opti-Shields Plants use light to make food through a process called photosynthesis. During this process, plants use light to turn carbon dioxide and water into carbohydrates and oxygen. For this process to work, there must be enough water.
Farmers, landowners, foresters, and other people who take care of soil all over the world are trying to stop carbon from escaping into the atmosphere. They are also being incentivized to store excess CO2 in their plants. Opti-Harvest hopes to assist farmers and commercial growers in making better use of sunlight in order to save water, reduce labor costs, and mitigate negative environmental impacts while increasing the number of crops that can be sold.
Opti-Filter’s photo-selective technology is not only beneficial for farmers but also for the environment!
Our advanced agriculture technology (Opti-Filter™) and precision farming (Opti-View™) platforms enable commercial growers and home gardeners to harness, optimize, and better utilize sunlight, the planet’s most fundamental and renewable natural resource. Farmers can use fewer chemical fertilizers and pesticides if they use this technology. This makes the soil healthier and helps them grow more crops that are high in nutrients. Also, because this technology uses sunlight instead of artificial light sources like HPS lamps or LED grow lights, it doesn’t add to greenhouse gas emissions or use more electricity, which helps reduce the effects of climate change.
Opti-Filter™ photo-selective technology also helps protect natural ecological systems by providing farmers with more precise and efficient crop management strategies that reduce the risk of weeds, pests, and water runoff. The patented Opti-Filter™ product lines such as the Opti-Panel, enable commercial growers of high-value specialty crops to better utilize sunlight to increase light intensity and penetration, block harmful UV rays, and reduce water evaporation while ensuring optimal nutrient delivery, improving crop yield, and reducing energy costs.
We are proud to say that our Opti-Filter™ products have been used successfully in dozens of commercial greenhouse operations around the world.
The sun has different wavelengths, going from red to violet. Using Opti-Filter™, areas of the plant covered in shade get more red light, which boosts crop productivity. It also blocks wavelengths that are bad for plant growth, like green and blue light, and boosts the light that plants need to grow. The roots get stronger, which means they need less water and can take in more nutrients. The panels also stop water from evaporating. Labor costs fall because this product doesn’t need to be replaced like other materials farmers use to ensure their bounty
5 Key takeaways:
1. Larger canopy
2. More complex root system
3. Healthier orchard.
4. Lower water stress
5. More efficient uptake of all amendments & fertilizers
Opti-Shield VS. Control
Trees planted in 2021
Opti-Shield added 02/2022
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