Jan 20, 2021AgTech company launches non-toxic, pathogen-eliminating solutions
Terra Vera, an agricultural technology company, announced its launch Jan. 13, offering solutions to replace conventional pesticides and increase product safety and consumer confidence within the agriculture industry.
According to a news release, using patented technologies compliant with EPA regulations, Terra Vera offers producers a safe, effective, and sustainable approach to rid crops of contaminants while preserving the quality and yield of their products.
Unwanted pathogens such as viruses, bacteria, and fungi can cause significant crop loss. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FOA) estimates that each year 20 to 40 percent of global crop production is lost or wasted due to plant diseases, animal pests, and weeds. Today, approximately 5.6 billion pounds of pesticides are used worldwide each year to preserve and protect against crop loss. Most available solutions to control and eliminate pathogens on crops are toxic substances that pose a significant contamination risk to the surrounding soil, water, non-target plants, and animals.
Terra Vera‘s platform technology, which is modeled after the U.S. military’s approach to treating drinking water to EPA standards, is a safe and compliant alternative that is non-toxic for people and the environment. The technology mimics humans’ natural biological process for fighting infections by converting organic, inert compounds into an antimicrobial solution that is safe on live tissue, yet effective at inactivating pathogens, including viruses, bacteria, and fungi.
“Our mission is to improve the quality, consistency, and yield for any grower interested in more sustainable agricultural practices,” said Terra Vera CEO and Co-Founder Carlos Perea, who previously founded MIOX Corp., a technology company with a proven track record of treating drinking water in over 30 countries. “Our systems typically pay for themselves in a matter of months by replacing expensive, and often toxic, chemical treatments and by increasing yields. Safe and sustainable practices like Terra Vera also help business leaders create consumer confidence and build brand value.”
Terra Vera introduced its offerings in 2020, working with select clients in California, Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico, and Florida, and has now expanded its capacities to serve the agricultural industry across the United States. Its systems are scalable for both large and small agricultural operations in a variety of grow methods: outdoor, indoor, and greenhouse. In addition, Terra Vera’s experienced team works closely with clients to ensure their agricultural solutions are compliant with federal and state-specific regulations.
Terra Vera was founded to replace conventional pesticides that are damaging the environment and linked to cancer, Alzheimer’s, birth defects, and other serious health issues. Terra Vera is based on a patented technology that mimics nature’s autoimmune systems by converting organic, inert compounds into an antimicrobial solution effective at inactivating many common pathogens, including viruses, bacteria, and fungi. It is completely safe for plants, people, and pets. The solution can be used to remediate and prevent pathogenic outbreaks that can damage or destroy crop value.
At the same time, users are able to create a safer work environment, rely less on personal protective equipment, simplify operations, reduce waste, and increase control of key supply chains. The core technology carries a U.S. EPA registration and has been used for decades by the U.S. Department of Defense, the U.S. Department of Energy, and in many highly regulated markets across the world.
Learn more about Terra Vera at terravera.com.