Last week, Stockholm played host to the annual World Water Week Conference. Since 1991, this annual gathering has helped bring to light global water issues and the daunting challenges facing our planet’s future.
This year, the conference theme was “Water and Food Scarcity”, a topic that resonates with Aquatrols and our drive toward a more sustainable future.
National Geographic posted a terrific write-up on this year’s event. In it, Sandra Postel, leader of National Geographic’s Freshwater Initiative, is quoted as saying, “As the world population climbs and water stress spreads around the globe, finding ways of getting more crop per drop to meet our food needs is among the most urgent of challenges.”
One of the ways that growers around the world may be able to get “more crop per drop” is through the use of soil surfactants. Certain soil surfactants have shown to improve irrigation efficiency, potentially reducing watering rates for growers worldwide.
In several studies, the use of Aquatrols IrrigAid Gold Soil Surfactant has shown to increase yields for a variety of crops, even when irrigation rates were reduced. (Read how IrrigAid Gold has produced water savings for corn growers and tomato growers.)
By cutting down on watering rates and reducing the number of crops lost to drought, soil surfactants can confront the interlocking issues of water and food scarcity head on.
For more information on how Aquatrols products can increase irrigation efficiency in the agriculture, turf, and ornamental industries, visit Aquatrols.com.