Center for Irrigation Technology

Carbon, an essential component of healthy soil, is rarely included in commercially-available fertilizers… and must be routinely replenished to maintain adequate levels for soil health.

Tim Jacobsen,
Senior Agronomist
Center for Irrigation Technology, Fresno State

Since 1980, the Center for Irrigation Technology (CIT) has been the leading independent testing laboratory and applied research facility for the irrigation industry.

Blue-Green Algae

Algae, an important source of amino acids and organic matter, also has the impressive ability to fix atmospheric nitrogen, which means less excess nitrogen and healthier soil.

Nitrogen

Independent tests showed Upcycle performed as well as conventional fertilizer, but with 7x less nitrogen.

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Better Biosolids

Class A Exceptional Quality biosolids are a highly regulated, sterilized form of human waste and food scraps—and the only kind we use. They’re rich in essential nutrients like iron, calcium, carbon, and humate. Biosolids also provide phosphorous and water-soluble and insoluble nitrogen that are better absorbed by plants, preventing runoff and eutrophication.

testing

Our biosolids, heated to 1,200℉, pass tests with flying colors: Their metals concentrations are 88% to 99% below the strict limits set by WA and CA.

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Brewer’s Grains

We upcycle used grains like barley, wheat, and sorghum from craft breweries in Southern California. Beyond their nutrient density, organic matter, and ability to absorb water, spent beer grains also contain carbohydrates that provide a rich food source for beneficial soil microbes.

Water

Upcycle Native Soil Fertilizer helps increase water retention, getting the same results with 15% less water.

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Center for Irrigation Technology

We’re going to need more and more creative solutions on dealing with what we consider waste products and turning them into something we can use to benefit society.

Tim Jacobsen,
Senior Agronomist
Center for Irrigation Technology, Fresno State

Since 1980, the Center for Irrigation Technology (CIT) has been the leading independent testing laboratory and applied research facility for the irrigation industry.

Technical Specs / Guaranteed Analysis

Nitrogen % N5.56
Total Phosphate % P2057.05
Potash % K20 0.52
Zinc % Zn 0.06
Available Phosphate P2O54.16
Sulfate Sulfur % 0.35
Carbon %46
Calcium % Ca 2.86
Magnesium % Mg0.77
Iron % FE 1.86
Magnesium % Mg0.02
Copper % CU 0.04
Boron % 0.001
Organic Matter %80
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