Remediator (Liquid Soil Conditioner)


Remediator is a liquid formulation of calcium chloride, surfactants, penetrants, and a water-soluble polyacrylamide, also known as PAM, that work together in a synergistic manner to create a unique soil conditioner. This solution remedies sodium and/or salt problems, clay and compact soil, soggy soil, and water drainage problems. It also addresses soil erosion and problems associated with poor or reclaimed irrigation water.


Remediator contains a water-soluble polymer which is very different from the super absorbent polymer gels that swell when in the presence of water. The water-soluble polymer in Remediator does not swell in the presence of water but is dissolved in the water and is left behind, attached to soil particles, when the water evaporates.


BENEFITS OF REMEDIATOR

1. Remediator contains a high level of soluble calcium which displaces sodium. By displacing sodium, stable soil particles and pore spaces are created in the soil. The effectiveness of the calcium is compounded by the use of a polyacrylamide (PAM) that attaches to the soil particle and remains in the soil for years, helping the soil structure to resist collapsing. The effect of the PAM is cumulative and long lasting.

  • Releases salts, lowering soil Electrical Conductivity


2. Remediator reacts synergistically with residual organic matter in clay soils to achieve stable soil particles which do not form a crust on the surface after rain or irrigation. Water then infiltrates the soil instead of running off into drainage systems. A larger percentage of rain or irrigation water will penetrate the soil surface when it is treated with Remediator.

  • Improves clay soils by displacing sodium, immediately decreasing Exchangeable Sodium Percentage

  • Improves soil drainage

  • Reduces crusting and improves infiltration of water and nutrients


3. Deeper root growth is achieved in soil treated with Remediator due to the creation of stable soil particles and pore spaces between these soil particles which store water, nutrients, and air. Roots move easily through these pore spaces.


4. Turf and other ground-covers grown in soil treated with Remediator are less likely to form thatch. Roots growing above hard, compacted soil tend to create thatch due to the difficulty of penetrating such hard soil. Improved pore structure in Remediator treated soil allows roots to penetrate the soil much easier.


5. Where soils have excess salts, treating with Remediator will improve the ability of irrigation and rain water to flush salts away from the root zone.


6. Remediator allows the use of reclaimed water for turf and landscape irrigation without causing increased compaction of clay soil. Damage to plant leaves from the salts in reclaimed water is also reduced.

  • Helps overcome problems associated with reclaimed water usage