Unique Composition Promotes Healthy Microenvironment
Zeba is a unique superabsorbent polymer based on natural cornstarch, making it biodegradable, nontoxic and odorless. As a starch-based polymer, Zeba is made up of glucose molecules, which are linked together chemically to become a water-insoluble, net-like matrix in the form of a hydrogel that holds and releases water for use by plants as needed.
The immense size and weight of its molecular structure sets Zeba apart. These anionic units are able to absorb more than 500 times their original weight. The Zeba hydrogel slowly releases just the right amount of encapsulated moisture in response to plant root suction. The hydrogel easily rehydrates and stores more water as moisture enters the soil. This process is repeated hundreds of times over a growing season or more before Zeba loses effectiveness.
By keeping the right amount of moisture available to plants as needed, Zeba facilitates plant production from seed germination through harvest. A healthy microenvironment is created in the soil that provides plants with the moisture and nutrients necessary for successful growth. The result is faster germination, quicker emergence, consistent growth and higher, better-quality yields using less water.
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Watch Zeba hydrate in water (15 minute Zeba hydration video, compressed into 30 seconds).