Were not going to talk about the handy and tasty vegetable spray. We want you to introduce you to PAM, a.k.a polyacrylamides. While increasing soil quality and organic matter to combat soil erosion is the ultimate goal, PAM is a product that can help today. There have been many acres of marginal ground broken in the last year, some soil is highly erodible, some is of poor quality. SuperCal 98G and SuperCal SO4 will help improve the soil structure over time, PAM can help reduce erosion and increase infiltration the moment it’s applied.
PAM is an environmentally friendly, water-soluble substance that binds soil into particles that are too large to be carried away by typical runoff. PAM binds particles of silt and clay together, making them more resistant to erosion.
In the U.S., PAM is used extensively in potable water treatment, for dewatering of sewerage sludges, washing and pealing of fruits and vegetables, clarification of sugar juice and liquor, in adhesives and paper in contact with food, as thickeners and suspending agents in animal feeds, in cosmetics. No significant negative impacts have been documented for aquatic, or crop species when PAM is applied at recommended concentrations and rates.
PAM has proven to
Reduce sediment runoff soil loss 80% - 98%
Increases water infiltration up to 60%
Lowers concentration of nitrogen, phosphorus & pesticides in runoff water
Reduces hardening and crusting of soils
Aids in plant growth on high-grade slopes
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