Tramfloc Superabsorbent Polymer (SAP) Increases Yield and Net Revenue

Exciting Research Results for Tomato and Pepper Growers!

Water management and nutrient delivery are key factors in crop protection. Researchers and growers alike are finding that the use of Tramfloc Superabsorbent Polymer not only improves water management and nutrient uptake, it also helps increases yields. Field trials have been widespread in the United States and in other arid climates overseas where the objectives of the applications were to reduce water usage and increase yield.

Recent research at a major university has demonstrated that Tramfloc Superabsorbent Polymer, used during the bedding process and in conjunction with 100% irrigation, suggests that a grower may increase the tomato and pepper yields and net revenues.

Marketable Tomato Yield and net Revenue

Without Tramfloc Superabsorbent polymer, With Tramfloc Superabsorbent Polymer

University Test, Spring 2000

Result: Adding Tramfloc superabsorbent polymer (SAP) during the tomato bedding processes increased both yield and net revenue almost 5%

U.S. Fancy Pepper Yield and Net Revenue


Without Tramfloc Superabsorbent polymer, With Tramfloc Superabsorbent Polymer


University Test, Spring 2001


..Result: Adding Tramsorb polymer during the Pepper bedding processes increased by 24%

How Tramfloc Superabsorbent Polymer (SAP) works

Tramfloc Superabsorbent Polymer, SAP, a highly crosslinked copolymer, is incorporated in the top 3 to 6 inches of soil during the bedding process using the insecticide box. Upon contact with water and water soluble nutrients, these dry granules absorb hundreds of times their weight in water and create a gel. As the plants develop, the roots grow through this gel and it releases the water and nutrients to the plant on demand.

Actual results will vary on soil conditions water quality, moisture condition and plant type, but you should experience positive yield and net revenue increases.

SAP Benefits

*Improves the soil’s capacity to retain moisture

*Aids in controlling water run-off and reduces leaching of valuable nutrients

*Can increase intervals between irrigation by 4 to 6 days

*Environmentally safe and compatible

*Utilizes existing equipment

*Improves crop quality/reduces culls


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