Terra Vera was founded to rid the world of toxic chemicals that are damaging our environment and contributing to a public health crisis.
We empower growers to activate targeted blends of amino acids that can be sprayed across the plant lifecycle as a nutrient and preventative, but some products can also be used as a remediation tool for when the unexpected outbreak occurs.
We make farms more economically sustainable with an all-in-one crop protection solution that is less expensive, safer, and more environmentally friendly than traditional agricultural treatments. Growers who use a nutrient and crop protection like Terra Vera see on average a crop yield increase of 40%.
In a large-scale study (>500 plants) across multiple cultivars, HLV infected plants foliarly fed with Terra Vera's IV nutrient line yielded a statistically significant improvement in observed plant health, vigor, and biomass compared to standard nutrient protocols. Similar to humans that are sick, plants stressed with an infection can still yield and express it's full plant profile if fed with fertilizers that have increased bioavailability for easier uptake. For a grower, this type of yield increase could mean millions of dollars of preserved crop value and labor.
About one-third of food eaten by Americans today come from crops pollinated by honey bees. Unfortunately honey bee populations across the U.S. are declining due to parasites, pesticide poisoning, habitat loss, poor nutrition, and disease. The results of spraying full concentrate, activated BZB nutrients on honey bee hives showed high efficacy post-spray that was maintained over several hours. No honey bee deaths were observed and Varroa mite counts on bees were greatly reduced. Initial trials show that BZB nutrients promote vigorous and healthy hives, providing resiliency against stressors like the Varroa mite, pathogens, and poor nutrition.
In partnership with a small research team at the University of the West Indies (UWI), the efficacy of Terra Vera technology was assessed on coffee plants presenting with CLR disease in the Blue Mountain region of Jamaica. The relative change in disease severity was significantly reduced from the coffee plants that were applied with TV technology vs the controls assessed over the nine-week period.
In partnership with a small research team at the University of the West Indies (UWI), the efficacy of Terra Vera technology was assessed on cabbage plants infested with various insects. The average size of holes due to pests were significantly reduced between Terra Vera treated plants versus no-application plants over the eight-week period.
Mites are common pests in gardens that feed on many fruit, trees, vines, berries, vegetables, and ornamental plants. Spider mites are tiny and difficult to detect; however, you may notice plant damage such as white spots (stippling), yellow leaves, or webbing. The efficacy of Terra Vera technology was assessed on plants infested with two-spotted spider mites. After 1 hour, approximately 98% of spider mites were killed. The same efficacy was observed 5 hours post 3:1 TV spray.
Six test sprays were conducted on several cannabis genetics, and data was collected on treating plants with a 6:1, 5:1, and 3:1 dilution versus the control (no treatment). Additionally, plant reactions were noted after 3 days post-treatment. Approximately 50% of aphids were killed within 45-60 minutes of treatment at all dilutions. 100% kill rate was noted across all dilutions within 2 hours.
Varroa mites pose a significant threat to honey bee colonies, particularly during the fall when they become most problematic. Commonly used treatments to mitigate Varroa mites infestations and other stressors are either ineffective or harmful to the bees. Our study revealed that Terra Vera solution provided 2-4x the normalized mite drop in comparison to the standard industry mite treatment, Apiguard.
Powdery mildew (PM) poses a significant threat to wine production across the world. It not only leads to considerable yield losses, estimated at 20%-30% in vineyards, but also critically downgrades grape quality. Traditional methods of control, primarily involving fungicides and canopy management, have been somewhat effective but are limited in their capacity to fully prevent and mitigate PM. When left unmanaged, PM can predispose the buds and canes to cold injury, and can lead to premature vine death. Emerging innovations, notably Terra Vera (TV), are offering new hope in the battle against this pervasive vineyard scourge.
Terra Vera has the potential to change the world. Today's agrochemicals are increasingly linked to environmental damage and health concerns. Terra Vera replaces many of these chemistries with natural alternatives that are safer for people and more sustainable for the planet.
We believe growing crops should be sustainable, safe and profitable. Our system uses biomimicry technology to simulate nature's immune response to stress by activating amino acids found naturally in the foods we eat every day.
Within five minutes, aphids, as well as other soft bodied pests, that come into direct contact with Terra Vera solution, are immobilized through cellular licing. The chemistry then degrades into nutrients. Terra Vera chemistry uses a non-toxic, biodegradable solution that protects the plant’s tissue, while remaining safe for humans, plants and other animals.
“Terra Vera is a unique product for us because it allows us to spray into the very end growth stages of flower development, right up until harvest. There’s no other product in the market that we can use that would clean our flower at that stage.”
- Mike Portereiko, Ph.D. and General Manager Cultivation and Research & Development at ILLA Canna
“What drew us to Terra Vera is that it has such a broad use. We have something that can strengthen plant immunity. It's a bonus that it ends up becoming food for the plant. Terra Vera has definitely moved the line as to what we could keep [genetics] and what we can't.”
- Tony Martinez, Co-Owner of Lava Leaf Organics
The cannabis industry is quickly maturing with most markets experiencing a significant price compression and increased competition. Each cultivation operation experiences a variety of challenges. Terra Vera’s goal is to help cultivators increase their productivity, profitability and competitiveness.
Terra Vera's innovative green technology will play a critical role in ensuring global food security, poverty reduction, and environmental sustainability. Green Technology uses science and technology to protect the world’s natural resources and mitigate the negative environmental impact of human activity. Terra Vera is a first of its kind agriculture technology company using an amino acid platform to safely prevent crop loss and improve crop quality.