Hydrogel is a water-absorbing polymer that has become increasingly important in farming due to its ability to improve soil moisture retention, increase crop yields, and reduce water usage.
When hydrogel is added to soil, it can absorb and retain large amounts of water and nutrients, making them available to plants over an extended period of time. This can help to prevent water stress in plants during periods of drought, and also reduce the frequency of irrigation needed.
In addition to improving water retention, hydrogel can also improve soil structure and fertility by increasing the availability of nutrients and promoting the growth of beneficial microorganisms. This can lead to healthier plants with stronger root systems, which are better able to withstand environmental stresses and produce higher yields.
Hydrogel can be used in a variety of farming applications, including crop production, greenhouse cultivation, and landscape maintenance. It is particularly useful in arid and semi-arid regions where water is scarce, as it can help farmers to conserve water and improve crop productivity in challenging growing conditions.
It can be applied by either puting 5g (a table spoon) around the plant or mixing in water and putting 250ml of the solution in the soil.
1 kg is able to work on 200 plants.