Equipment for planting woody-seedlings in areas of precipitation deficiency
TECHNOLOGY DESCRIPTION • The device applies a mixture of a hydrophilic polymer (hydrogel), water and optionally fertilizers and other substances at a specified dose to each seedling. • Hydrogels are strongly water-binding substances (up to 300 times their own weight), which can subsequently be used for growth and development. The water consumption of irrigated seedlings is reduced by half using hydrogel. Hydrogel also allows the growth of seedlings where it is due to lack of precipitation impossible (semi-desert, desert). Hydrogel is harmless, completely disintegrates after about five years (the time required for establishment of seedlings). • The device enables fast and efficient planting of eight thousand seedlings of forest trees, as well as agricultural crops such as coffee, banana and many others. • The device is ideal for use on large areas with low slope and well-paced terrain, such as plantations.