RDI

The World’s First and Only Plant-Responsive Water and Nutrient Delivery System

INTRODUCING PLANT-RESPONSIVE TECHNOLOGY

When crops and plants need water and nutrients, the yemit
root exudates that allow them touptake what they need from the surrounding soil

The patented RDI system responds and interacts with these root exudates,
allowing water and nutrients to be released out of the billions of “smartmicropores” inthe GrowStream™ tubing. When the plant is satisfied, it stops producing root exudatesandGrowStream™ stops releasing water.

EARLY RESEARCHAND DEVELOPMENT

2008 began full scale R&D

Hundreds of internal trials were performed to
analyze the technology and its interaction with
root exudates. Numerous plant species were
tested in variable environmental conditions.

Root intrusionise liminated with RDI

The millions of micro-pores along RDI’s responsive tube release water on demand for the plants,eliminating-root intrusion. No more-emitters to-clog. The roots grow near RDI’s responsive tube, promoting a symbiotic relationship with the plant roots, eliminating excess water loss and run-off.

2008 began full scale R&D

Water usage data shows constantly varied and dynamic usage- minute by minute, plant by plant. Delivery is regulated by the plants- no electronic controller is used or required.

TESTING IN COMMERCIAL AGRICULTURE

Grower established transplants with sprinkler applications and
then switched to drip irrigation. RDI was able to show 29% water
savings, and does not require sprinkler applications to establish
plants. Grower also applied two equal applications of organic
fertilizer as standard practice in Control Group 2 (CG2)

TESTING IN COMMERCIAL LAWN AND LANDSCAPE

2018 | San Diego County, CA RDI demonstration installed August
2018 with a commercial landscape contractor in San Diego, CA.
GrowStream™ can supply a mix of turf, xeriscape, and high water use plants- all in a single zone. Control group of leading subsurface drip was
compared for plant performance and water usage.
GrowStream™ irrigated plants were healthier, more vibrant, and showed a 54% long term water savings over
control SDI.

REGENERATIVE AGRICULTURE AND SUSTAINABILITY

RDI GROWSTREAM™ AND THE FOOD/WATER/ENERGY NEXUS
To address global challenges of an increasing population, diminishing resources, and a changing climate RDI GrowStream™ is dramatically impacting the food/water/energy nexus and demonstrating incredible increases in both water and energy productivity.
These nexus values answer the vital questions: “How many kilograms of crop are being produced for every cubic meter of water used?” … and the same for every KWh of energy required. A higher number means a greater efficiency and impact.

RDI BEGINS GLOBAL LAUNCH

RDI GROWSTREAM™ AND THE FOOD/WATER/ENERGY NEXUS
To address global challenges of an increasing population, diminishing resources, and a changing climate RDI GrowStream™ is dramatically impacting the food/water/energy nexus and demonstrating incredible increases in both water and energy productivity.
These nexus values answer the vital questions: “How many kilograms of crop are being produced for every cubic meter of water used?” … and the same for every KWh of energy required. A higher number means a greater efficiency and impact.

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