1| root signals
Beneath the surface, the life of plants’ is very dynamic. All plants release a broad range of natural chemical signals into the rhizosphere (root zone). One of the most important functions of these root exudates is the uptake of water and nutrients. Depending on their changing environment (temperature, wind, rain) and through different stages, the emission of exudates allows them to uptake what they need from the surrounding soil, constantly adapting and growing.
GrowStream™ uses an understanding of plant physiology and organic chemistry to create a symbiotic relationship between plant roots, soil, and water.
2| Growstream responds
GrowStream™ Tube is composed by millions of micropores throughout its entire surface without the need for emission openings spaced along the tube.
When in the presence of roots exudates, GrowStream™ Tube responds by opening its micropores, in the respective area, and interacts with the Plants releasing water and nutrients until they stop emitting the chemicals.
The system provides a slow-release delivery of water flow that matches the roots’ absorption capacity. It is a precision irrigation system.
3| a new era for irrigation
Plant variety, stages of growth, development, and weather conditions contribute to how much water and nutrients each plant root demands.
Because plants control their own consumption, the irrigation flows in different rates. Growstream™ tube runs automatically 24 hours, 7 days a week, at a very low of pressure 2 psi = 0,14 bar. Like an underground reservoir.
RDI patents support the science behind the Growstream™ technology and its delivery process in response to plant exudates.