FAQ

What is Catalyst Technology?

Catalyst Technology is a proprietary process that employs multiple US patents to produce the most efficient foliar nutrient delivery system available on the market today.

The key features that set Catalyst Technology apart are four:

  1. Nano Sized: Ultrasonic cavitation is used to convert nutrients into nano-particle sized nutrients for increased plant uptake.
  2. Neutralized: Carbon is used to neutralize the charge of the nutrients so they do not react in the soil or water
  3. Protected: Uses chelation to protect the nutrients, allowing them to effortlessly enter the leaf and/or root tissue
  4. Purified: Reverse osmosis is used to remove all contaminants and unwanted chemical reactions of water

The key benefits of Catalyst Technology are two:

  1. Ultra-Low Inputs: Due to its highly plant-available formulation, the typical application rate is only 1-2 quarts per acre
  2. Ready-to-use: The finished product is not a water soluble powder and does not require a mobile unit to process or dispense the product; it is delivered as a liquid foliar available in 2 gallon jugs or 275 gallon totes

What is a nanometer and why are nano-particle sized nutrients important?

A nanometer is a unit of length in the metric system equal to one billionth of a meter (0.000000001 m).

Catalyst Technology produces nano-particle sized nutrients that are as little as 1- 3 nanometers.

The pathway for nutrients into a plant is through stomata in the leaves and roots, which are measured in 5-8 nanometers. Nano-particle sized nutrients are able to enter a plant more efficiently for immediate utilization.

Why is neutralizing the charge of a nutrient important for plant uptake?

The roots and leaves of plants are negatively charged (anions), while trace elements (micronutrients) are positively charged (cations). Because of this difference in electric charge, nutrients are often “fixed” or stuck outside of the plant.

 

Worse yet, these nutrients often react to other elements in the soil and become “tied up” or otherwise unavailable to the plant. Take phosphorus, for example. When introduced to the soil, it will often bond with other molecules already present in the soil and become a form of phosphate that is not available to the plant (like aluminum phosphate, calcium phosphate, or iron phosphate).

 

Catalyst Technology neutralizes nano-particle sized nutrients, enabling them to pass more easily into a plant and otherwise avoid bonding with other molecules in the soil and forming less plant available compounds.

What is chelation and why is it important?

The basic principle of chelating is really quite simple – it is like putting a thin coat around a nutrient, like a candy shell on an M&M.  This little blanket of chelation protects the nutrient and allows it to be more easily absorbed by the leaf and/or root tissue of a plant.

How is Catalyst Technology chelating different?

Catalyst Technology does not employ synthetic chelating agents, like EDTA, DPTA or EDDHA, which are received by plants as toxins that need to be expelled. Rather, Catalyst Technology employs natural organic sources derived from soy or corn protein. These included fulvic & amino acids, carbon, and glycine, which are beneficial to the plant because they are natural biological compounds which are actually used by the plant in its metabolic functions.