Pilot Projects 2020
2020-2021 working with CoverCress on seed propogation plan.
Clarkson Grain Company, Inc. is an Illinois-based grain, oilseed, and ingredient supplier to the food manufacturing and animal feed industries. We specialize in the growing, storage, and processing of Identity-Preserved, Non-GMO, and organic corn, soybeans, and soy ingredients. We procure our specialty corn and soybean raw materials from our grower-partners throughout the United States.
As licensed grain dealers and warehousemen, we offer several unique and exclusive corn hybrids including our Indigo Blue corn and a full selection of white corn and yellow corn. We also offer several unique and exclusive soybean varieties – high-yielding varieties that work well for beverages and foods.
Clarkson owns and operates its own commercial storage, cleaning, and handling facilities as well as an organic soy processing facility, barge station, and rail sidings located in central Illinois. We utilize farm storage to segregate, store, dry, and stage deliveries, as well as certified commercial facilities. To gently move crops from farm to buyer, we also incorporate unusually low fall handling systems to ensure product quality.
During spring of 2019 (Feb-May) and autumn of 2019 (Sept-Dec), Salicrop conducted two sweet corn field trials with sweet corn seeds variety “7210”. The trial conducted with Kibbutz Yotvata grower in the Southern tip of Israel. The field trial location faced extreme desert conditions: dry, hot/cold and salty environment. The sweet corn was irrigated with salty (brackish) water of EC 5 to 2.5.
Salicrop treated the 7210 seeds with its proprietary seeds treatment for Abiotic stress tolerance (salinity stress and drought stress) and handover the treated seeds to the grower. The grower cultivated treated seeds side by side next to untreated seeds.
Trial was monitored and inspected by Kibbutz Yotvata Farm agronomist which visited the site periodically.
SaliCrop utilizes a unique wet chemistry process that stimulates an Epi-Genetic reaction to salinity conditions at seed stages.
Non GM, anti A Biotic Stress (ABS) seeds treatments to grow well in high salinity soils or when irrigated with brackish water.
Looks like it would be a good tool for high fertigation areas where salinity has built up to a point of diminishing crop growth. Looks interesting and white papers were helpful.