RootsTalk is a developer and manufacturer of innovative irrigation controllers, sensors, and software. The company has been active globally for over a decade, with products installed in 15 countries worldwide. Our technology is applied in over 100 different kinds of crops, including fruits, vegetables, flowers, herbs, and grains.
Versatility of RootsTalk Technology
The technology is suitable for a variety of environments, including open field, greenhouse, and indoor settings. It can be used with any growing media, either soil or hydroponic, and is adaptable to any climate.
Every grower knows and understands the importance of Oxygen to its plants. Like most living organisms, plants require oxygen for energy generation, which in plants means creating sugars. Plants can only uptake oxygen from the roots, and only in the form of dissolved oxygen in water. The amount of oxygen available for the roots depends on the amount of water around the root zone: when the roots are too dry, there is not enough water, hence not enough dissolved oxygen available for the plant; when they are too wet, there will not be enough air pockets in the soil, which in turn will lead to low dissolved oxygen availability.
The main mission of RootsTalk is to find the most oxygen-saturated environment for the roots, and to maintain it throughout the growing period. High Oxygen Availability translates into more efficient, faster plant activity, which means improved growth using reduced inputs.
Innovative Probing and Analysis
RootsTalk technology involves highly sensitive probes connected to the plant roots. These probes analyze chemical and physical changes in the growing media in real time, providing crucial data for irrigation and fertigation decisions.
Enhanced Plant Activity and Performance
This process leads to the formation of a massive root system in the top soil, enhancing plant activity and improving plant performances. The RootsTalk algorithm analyzes root conditions in real time, applying small volumes of water at high frequency to avoid saturation and prevent salinity, thereby optimizing oxygen availability.
Our irrigation system is based on delivering micro volumes of water via a specially designed pulse irrigation system, controlled by calculating the Oxygen Availability to the roots. The RootsTalk methods of “communicating” with plants are protected by two global patents. The combination of the two patents creates a method which can sustain semi-hydroponic conditions in any soil, as well as optimized hydroponic conditions in soil-less mediums.