Wood Vinegar is a natural extract from woods. It is used in agriculture and animal fodders. It is a good choice for organic farming. The natural contents make it an attractive alternative to chemical pesticides and fertilizers. Furthermore it is non-toxic and biodegradable. We believe that Wood Vinegar can bring substantial benefits to the USA agricultural sector. It is a high density liquid with good economic freight costs versus coverage that fits into existing supply chain and on farm infrastructure.
Wood Vinegar for Agriculture
Wood Vinegar is a natural extract from woods. It is used in agriculture and animal fodders. It is a good choice for organic farming. The natural contents make it an attractive alternative to chemical pesticides and fertilizers. Furthermore it is non-toxic and biodegradable. We believe that Wood Vinegar can bring substantial benefits to the USA agricultural sector. It is a high density liquid with good economic freight costs versus coverage that fits into existing supply chain and on farm infrastructure. There is a growing organic and sustainable supply source from an emerging char production industry allowing a reduced dependency on limited expensive agrichemicals. The extensive use of Wood Vinegar for agriculture throughout other regions for many decades along with positive trial results leads to a product that can potentially be farm input cost neutral or even negative while improving production results.
How Wood Vinegar Benefits Agriculture
Wood vinegar reduces the cluster value of water to 1/3. This means that the water is activated and can be easily absorbed by the plants and animals because water with a low cluster value is in a very small mass. Each of these masses will hold one or few mineral elements. These elements can be easily taken into the plants. This will greatly reduce the use of agro-chemicals. However, it should not be used with alkaline chemicals.
There are so many varied possible uses for wood vinegar, so when deciding on your trial parameters, we recommend considering the following points that we have discovered from experience:
Wood Vinegar has been using for a penetrant and improved plant uptake by reducing the volume of the existing (more expensive) chemical and replacing directly with wood vinegar it can possibly improve the uptake and have better results than the existing chemical alone with the same or lower input cost
Wood Vinegar has been using successfully at more regular lower rates when used just as penetrant to help plant uptake when mixed with the dilution water of other chemicals for a minimal outlay.
Wood Vinegar used alone as a stimulant for seed germination has shown improved strike rate and time for varied species.
Wood Vinegar shows beneficial plant health at lower rates but at increased concentration can also show detrimental effects to the plant health.
Wood Vinegar should always be used diluted and strength will vary between foliar and soil application along with frequency of application.
Longer term regular use has shown signs of much improved plant health and ability to naturally protect themselves
When applying you need to achieve the correct balance to achieve your desired outcome
Advantages and Benefits of Wood Vinegar as Fertilizer:
Improve absorption through the roots
Stimulates plants and vegetable growth
Strengthens roots and leaves
Increases the quantity of useful microbes
Increased soil microbial weight
Used as penetrant for better uptake.:1:500 of dilution water
Increase crop resistance to adverse condition
Improved tree health, darker green leaves for better photosynthesis, thicker and stronger stems, higher growth rates, naturally more resistant to disease.
Improves fruit quality and increases sugar content in fruit, and stimulate development of crops
Improve flavor, color, firmness and preservation of fruit
Works as flavor enhancer for agricultural end products: Mix solution rates of 1:500 to 1:1000. Wood vinegar prevents excessive nitrogen levels, improves plant metabolism and contributes to higher fruit sugar levels.
Strengthen the photosynthesis
Increase the content of chlorophyll of the plants
Reduced fertilizer or other agrochemical volume used with better yields in viticulture and grain crops
Foliar spray: Dilute one part wood vinegar with 200 parts water and spray it to leaves once a month. Dilution ratio can be change to 300 parts water for the succeeding applications. Allows better uptake and a reduction of up to 50% use of fertilizers, herbicides and pesticides
Advantages and Benefits of Wood Vinegar as Pesticide:
Repel pests, prevent plant infection from fungal, bacterial and virus-like disease
Inhibits virus and soil disease when mixed in high concentration
Repels insects on plants (or deodorizer): Dilute one part wood vinegar with 20 parts water and spray it the plant or to the substrate in case of odor removal
Prevents diseases caused by bacteria
Reduce odor: A wood vinegar solution of 1:50 will diminish the production of odor-causing ammonia in animal pens.
Repel houseflies. Dilute wood vinegar at a rate of 1:100 and apply to affected areas.
Repel nematodes: 1:500 (apply to the base of plants)
Control of fungal diseases: 1:200 (spray onto leaves)
Control of root rot: 1:200 (apply to the base of plants)
Reduce incidence of chili pepper flowers aborting: 1:300 (spray onto leaves)
Advantages and Benefits of Wood Vinegar to Enrich Soil:
Enriches soil fertility: Dilute wood vinegar with water (1:200 ration-1 part wood vinegar and 200 part water) and sprinkle it to the soil before planting. Application is one liter solution for every square meter of planting area.
Enrich garden soil: Use a strong solution of 1:30 to apply to the garden soil surface at a rate of 6 liters of solution per 1 m² to enrich the soil prior to planting crops. To control soil-based plant pathogens, use an even stronger rate of 1:5 to 1:10.