Seawater Concentrate for Abundant Agriculture

Excerpts from “Seawater Concentrate for Abundant Agriculture” by Arthur Ziegler, inventor and manufacturer of Sea Crop® Ocean Mineral Concentrate

Seawater concentrate is an important tool for rebuilding agriculture. Arthur Ziegler’s book, “Seawater Concentrate for Abundant Agriculture,” was inspired by Dr. Maynard Murray’s work in the late 1930s. Arthur Ziegler is the inventor of and holds a patent on Sea Crop® Ocean Mineral Concentrate which is an organic concentrate derived from seawater with only 5% of the sodium chloride that ocean water possesses. The book contains much field trial data and is a reference for concentrated sea minerals. See a summary of Sea Crop® field test results on our website page

Sea Crop® contains 80+ minerals including (all in ppm) Chlorine (74,456), Magnesium (32,701), Potassium (2,8574,00), Sulfur (4,597), and Sodium (4,700).

Sea Crop® can help mitigate destructive farming practices.

Methods of Application: Soil drench, hydroponics, overhead irrigation, drip irrigation, foliar spray, hand watering.

The sea is a biological soup of all activity, human & volcanic. Planet Earth is 70% ocean; most life on the planet is in the sea. Everything soluble in time ends up in the sea. (John Kempf, Advancing Eco-Agriculture). His podcasts are on YouTube; see the Links navigation button on this website.

Soluble organic materials: Any yellowish or brownish-colored organism in clear streams migrating to the ocean contains fulvic acid (which consists of 50,000 organic substances), humic acid, and carbon.

The common elements in seawater are Oxygen, Hydrogen, Magnesium, Chloride, Sodium, Silica, Calcium, Potassium w/ Bromine, Carbon, and 82 other minerals.

Seawater contains a remarkable quantity of life. Phytoplankton pull up a lot of phosphorous from the sea. Plankton protect themselves from too much sodium (Na) intake. They use photons from sunlight – transforming them into protein and carbohydrates, just as Blue-Green algae do. The sea is rich in marine microbes.

Reverse Osmosis: Arthur obtained a patent in 2007 on a method of producing useful products from seaweed and similar microflora containing brines, page 7, leaving behind most of the seawater and Sodium Chloride (NaCl) precipitate. This results in a liquid form of concentrated sea water with 95% of the sodium chloride removed.

This product also improves animal health. It helps increase growth hormones which leads to a greater ability to photosynthesize and transfer solar energy to plants. It helps enzyme formation by plants, soil bacteria, fungi, and soil fauna, page 13. The benefits also include soil microflora, soil tilth, biological activity, nutrients, proteins, density, vigor, drought tolerance, greater yields, and improved flavor. Minerals are concentrated 20–30 fold. All minerals concentrate at different rates. Even a 1% greater concentration provided larger fruits and higher yields.

Field trials include potatoes, beans, cauliflower, peppers, tomatoes, beets, sweet potatoes, onions, spinach, chard, cucumbers, cabbage, carrots, grains, grasses, eggplants, corn, soy, apples, strawberry and many fruits, tobacco, peanuts, fennel, rosemary, basil and many more. These tests show insect reduction, protein improvement, and more efficient use of nitrogen which is required for the utilization of protein and enzymes. The host of other benefits include all parts of the plant growing better and the Minerals help keep diseases in check. Plant fortification is a key element for vigor.

“Photosynthesis takes place with the enzyme chlorophyll-containing magnesium at its core. It is the source of carbohydrates in plants as well as carbon. Both algae and bacteria can do this process. A metallic cofactor is required for the protein’s biological activity. Plants take Hydrogen and Oxygen from water & Carbon and Oxygen from CO2 in the air to make the simple sugar glucose which becomes the building block for many organic chemicals. The sun, water & CO2 with the mineral metal cofactors, lead the growth process. Nitrogen uses hydrogen for plant uptake (NH4). Plants store the ATP enzyme (Adenosine Triphosphate; the main energy currency of the cell used as an energy source and cell communication) for metabolism & cell division.” Pages 42-44

Carotenoid pigments provide the orange color. Carotene protects chlorophyll from being oxidized and destroyed by ultraviolet light. Leaves that lose their green color in the fall have a display of carotenoid colors. Sea Crop® improves carotene production.

The flavonoids and assorted plant chemicals provide an array of colors from purple grapes (oligomeric proanthocyanins) to yellow (quercetin) and all types of colors and compounds in between. Blue-green algae that occupy much of the oceans and lakes produce phycocyanin compounds. All of these powerful plant compounds have so many uses in agriculture as well as human nutrition depending on preparation, timing, growth, and objective. The nutrient complexity that helps plants grow benefits from both land and sea sources. These flavonoids and antioxidants are important for the plant’s growth and survival. The ORAC (Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity) expresses the protective power of plant compounds in fruit and vegetable crops.

“The organic soil component contains all the living creatures in the soil plus the dead ones and the soil debris in various states of decomposition. An acre of living soil can contain 900 pounds of earthworms, 2,400 pounds of fungi, 1500 pounds of bacteria, 133 pounds of protozoa, 890 pounds of arthropods and algae, and even small mammals. In fact, the soil should be viewed as a living entity rather than an inert medium for roots to clutch.” Page 102  

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