Sodium/Salt Reduction - BioTreat’s sodium/salt
reduction programme addresses the problems associated
with trying to grow/maintain turf and other plants in
soils containing abnormally high levels of salt. Plants
maintained under these conditions are unable to efficiently
absorb water and essential plant nutrients. In addition,
high salt levels promote the disintegration of soil aggregates
leaving the soil impermeable to water and oxygen further
exacerbating the problem. BioTreat’s programme provides
for the displacement of sodium ions, which are then utilised
and immobilised by a unique microbial system. The programme
also serves to improve soil structure and reduce compaction,
hence further facilitating the reduction of sodium levels
by accelerating the leaching process.
Phase 1 - BioTreat’s
Rapid Release Calcium Treatment
BioTreat RRC100, BioTreat’s innovative rapid
release calcium treatment has the capacity to quickly
displace sodium ions adsorbed to soil particles. Through
the process of ion exchange freed calcium ions replace
the sodium ions, which previously adhered to soil
particles through surface retention (adsorption).
In addition to displacing sodium ions this application
will provide for improved soil structure, reduced
soil compaction and enhanced seed germination.
BioTreat RRC100 is applied at the rate of 2-3 gallons
per acre depending upon salinity levels. Use higher
rate on soils with sodium levels greater than 500
Phase 2 - BioTreat’s
Slow Release Calcium Treatment
BioTreat SRC100, BioTreat’s innovative slow
release calcium treatment works on the same principle
as BioTreat RRC100, however this application provides
for slow release ion exchange over extended periods
of time. Phase 2 works synergistically with Phase
1 and allows for complete sodium ion dissociation
from soil particles. It too improves soil structure,
reduces compaction and enhances seed germination.
Apply BioTreat SRC100 at the rate of ½ ton
Phase 3 - BioTreat’s
Halophilic Microbial Treatment
BioTreat HM100, BioTreat’s innovative halophilic
microbial treatment system contains 10 proprietary
strains of bacillus bacteria that have an affinity
for sodium ions. These microbial species utilise the
sodium for cellular functions and have the capacity
to tie-up free sodium ions in the soil.
Apply BioTreat HM100 at the rate of 2 gallons per
Phase 4 - BioTreat’s
Humate - Oxygen Treatment
BioTreat HO100, BioTreat’s innovative humate-oxygen
treatment serves as a food source and slow-release
source of oxygen for BioTreat HO100.
BioTreat HO100 serves to expedite and maintain the
establishment of the beneficial micro-organisms so
crucial to the success of this BioTreat programme.
In addition, phase 4 provides the necessary nutrients
to promote the establishment of the seed/sprigs used
during the grow-in phase.
Apply BioTreat HO100 at the rate of 5-10 lbs per
Use higher rate on soils low in organic matter:-
Phase 1 and phase 2 should be applied the same day.
Wait 1-2 weeks and then apply phase 3 and phase 4.
BioTreat HM100 (liquid) and the BioTreat HO100 (water-soluble
suspension) may be tank mixed and applied simultaneously.
Be sure to use the mixture within 6 hours of tank
This BioTreat programme should be administered to
soils containing high levels of salt five times per
year until salt levels fall within normal parameters.
Thereafter, the programme should be administered twice
a year to maintain soil health.
The programme may be accelerated by doubling the
dosage rates for the first application, then follow
programme as prescribed.
For additional information please contact BioTreat