"We want to help growers harness the power of nature as we believe this enables growers to increase their yield and simplify their cultivation. How could it be you are using products in your crop you cannot touch with your bare hands? This is why central in our solution is a plant-based non-toxic fertilizing essence based on traditional and ayurvedic medicine principles and regenerative agricultural methods that will replace all other fertilizers and products," says Eric Tan, founder of Plantonic.
At the core of Plantonic's products lies the use of Fulvic and Humic acids, derived from Shilajit, along with other ingredients which have been utilized in agriculture for centuries. "These natural components strengthen plants, making them resistant to pests and environmental stressors, leading to an increased yield," Eric says, adding that their formula outperforms traditional fertilizers and practices, leading to more robust crops. But there's more to it. "What we've seen is growers need a lot of technique in order to tweak their plants. For example, this grower is using a dehumidifier in his vertical farm in order to have his plants think they're in an arid area and grow stronger roots. Our plant feed products help the plants grow stronger root systems on their own without the need for dehumidification. 'Just turn your installation off and open the window,' we told the grower." The same goes for the EC measuring or adding AB to the water – all that is no longer needed, Eric says, by treating the seeds prior to planting and adding Plantonic formula directly to the irrigation water tank.
These products are also being offered to consumers, but Eric is assured of the possibilities within the professional industry, as tests in a vertical farm show the potential to improve and optimize a crop. "We've seen rockets and Japanese spinach grew stronger, had larger leaves and longer roots after this treatment, which resulted in a 10 to 20% yield increase, and enabled growers to tremendously simplify their operations."
He adds that the company wants to support growers to harness the power of nature, which is also why they developed a device based on the science of cymatics, audio frequencies. "Picture yourself deep in the heart of nature, wandering through a lush forest," he sketches. "As you observe the plants and trees thriving without the aid of artificial fertilizers, you can't help but marvel at the seamless ecosystem that supports their growth. However, attempting to replicate this entire ecosystem within a controlled environment, like a warehouse or vertical farm, would be impractical and chaotic, as it involves accommodating birds and other animals", he laughs. "Now, consider a different situation - that of natural disasters such as tsunamis or volcanic eruptions. In these critical moments, humans are often the last to escape, while animals instinctively sense danger and make their escape quickly. While animals may not possess superpowers, they have a unique ability to perceive sound frequencies ranging from 20 to 20,000 Hz, enabling them to navigate and respond to their environment."
"Drawing inspiration from both scenarios, we realized that something crucial is missing in controlled environments like warehouses or vertical farms: the natural frequencies that resonate with plants and animals in their native habitats. This brings us to the concept of a device designed to emit these specific frequencies. When activated, this device enables plants within the controlled environment to sense familiar frequencies and feel at home. By incorporating these natural frequencies, we can create a more nurturing and conducive atmosphere for the plants within the artificial environment. Just like animals can instinctively recognize their safe space, plants, too, benefit from this resonance, leading to healthier growth and improved overall well-being. Think Life Force, healing, regeneration, paramagnetism, energies - these are what our products and methods are based upon."
And there are more ways in which Plantonic helps growers to mimic nature. "Water is one of the most important tools in vertical farms – but other than in nature, where water runs through rivers, is aerated, meandering and alive, pipes are all straight. We've created apparatus that will bring water back to life by magnetically structuring them."
"We unified these solutions and offered them to growers as a whole – but central is our plant feed product, and combined, you get the best and optimal results," Eric concludes. "We've seen many vertical farms closing and barely surviving – but we see there are possibilities for those who are open-minded. Operations can be simplified, yields can be improved by harnessing the power of nature. Treat Nature with Nature, we say."