SEA-90 marine mineral solids are natural crystals produced through solar dehydration of H20 from sea water trapped in retention ponds. SEA-90 differs from all other sea mineral currently on the market because it is created from a sea considered to be one of the most mineral-rich on earth, in an arid environment where annual medium temperatures continually exceed 100° F (37° C), and with an annual rainfall of less than .5 in (1.27 cm). SEA-90 is not mined from the remnants of an ancient dried sea bottom where leaching inevitably occurred and decreased the number of periodic table elements. retention pondSEA-90 is produced multiple times each year from fresh sea water that naturally floods our estuary. During the past four years, SeaAgri worked diligently to perfect the capture and production of the highest quality sea mineral solids available. We anticipate the ability to supply global demand for SEA-90 into perpetuity.
There are several companies that sell ocean or sea water products to farmers and hydroponic growers for fertilizer and foliar application for as much as $80 per gallon (four liters) with instructions to dilute to 1/100 prior to application. They are affiliated with us only through their promotion of utilizing minerals from the sea in agriculture. By dissolving seven ounces (198 gm) of SEA-90 in one gallon (four liters) of water, ocean or sea water is recreated for less than $1. If ocean (sea water) products are super concentrated 10 times normal, the cost of the same SEA-90 solution is still less than $5. Our product, SEA-90, contains all the minerals and trace elements found in the sea in a naturally dehydrated, water-soluble crystal form. The cost of applying SEA-90 in a foliar solution at a rate of five pounds per acre is $5 or less. The typical application cost of applying Ocean water is $16 per acre. Dr. Murray chose to utilize sea mineral solids rather than ocean water in his large scale farm experiments due to the high cost of transporting ocean water. Ocean water contains 3 percent mineral solids and 97 percent water. Why would anyone pay to transport water when perfect sea mineral solids are available? SEA-90 marine mineral solids are unique because they allow numerous delivery options to assist in your efforts to remineralize soil, crops and livestock. Choose one or more that fit your application needs and budget.
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Some ocean (sea) water companies claim SEA-90 is inferior due to the heat generated during solar dehydration. Marine biologists advise SeaAgri that common ocean algae is regenerated and becomes live when SEA-90 is dissolved in water. Therefore, it appears that SEA-90 and pure ocean water are biologically the same.
SeaAgri's SEA-90 is the only sea mineral product that claims and provides university lab data results guaranteeing it pollution free. In our analysis we also find that nitrogen is not present proving that the coastal water from which SEA-90 is created is also free from agricultural runoff.
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Several companies sell mineral salts for animal consumption and call their product sea salt. However, their source is either an ancient deposit buried beneath the earth's surface millions of years ago or a sea coast area where heavy rain fall is common. SEA-90 is produced in an area with no rainfall.
Ancient sea salt buried beneath the earth's surface has been subjected to leaching by ground water which reduces elemental composition. Sea salt produced in coastal areas where rainfall occurs is also leached of minerals and trace elements. Once leaching occurs, minerals and trace elements are not perfectly balanced (high in Iron and other metals) and are significantly reduced in number (52 competition vs. 90+ SEA-90). There also appears to be a higher quantity of un-dissolvable solids per 50 pounds (12 lbs competition vs. one lb SEA-90) in many other sea salt mineral products. The mineral and trace element balance, ratios, and content of SEA-90 are essentially the same as the sea water from which it is created. No minerals or trace elements are leached away, therefore, SEA-90 is the only true sea mineral salt available for livestock.
Yes, in 1979, Dr. Murray disclosed the location of the mineral deposits to Robert Cain of SeaAgri, and sent him there to arrange for importation. Robert returned to the same location in 2003 and once again arranged for the creation and importation of the "sea solids" now called SEA-90. The mineral composition of the seawater that produces SEA-90 has not changed in the past 50 years and there is no industry or pollution present, so we feel confident SEA-90 is exactly the same as Dr. Murray used in his experiments.
Yes, SEA-90 is a natural mined, unprocessed and non-synthetic mineral. It is approved and listed by the NOP USDA as organic sea salt and by the Organic Materials Review Institute (OMRI) for use in production of all organic food, fiber and livestock. Some ocean (sea) water companies claim to be organic or organic certified--a claim and certification that does not exist. SeaAgri is dedicated to providing the agricultural community with the best, purest and most cost effective sea mineral product possible. OMRI certificates are available in PDF format on the Resource page.
SeaAgri works closely with each of our customers to determine the application rates for their particular crop and soil type. Please refer to our application rates web page. Click here for Application Rates
Trace elements, usually less than one-tenth of one percent, exert powerful influences far beyond their quantity. Scientific understanding of the role of trace elements in plant and human physiology is new and emerged slowly during the last century. It is known that 16 trace elements have critical biological functions, but many more are suspected to play a role in cellular function and molecular design.
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As a result of extensive research, Dr. Murray discovered that soil microbiological activity and plant growth and development is enhanced when the concentration of sodium chloride in seawater derived SEA-90 is applied at specific rates and in specific dilutions as a foliar spray and in hydroponic solutions.
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Common table salt is pure white crystals of highly refined 97-99 percent sodium chloride. SEA-90 is dehydrated seawater in its purest state containing 82-85 percent sodium chloride. It is not a single metal salt but a mixture of 90+ elements in the sea's perfect proportions. The lightest elements (sodium, potassium, calcium and magnesium) are totally balanced with the trace elements (copper, chromium, zinc, manganese, selenium, cobalt, molybdenum, et al.).
All mineral salts originate in rock. However, a rock powder that contains the full spectrum of elements found in the sea does not exist. John Hamaker, who conducted extensive research with rock powders, stated that 20 percent of any rock powder application should be sea solids minerals. SEA-90, as dehydrated sea water, is water-soluble in the soil matrix. As a result, all nutrients available in mineral rich sea water are immediately available to soil life, and plants' microbial populations feast on SEA-90 rapidly expanding. Over time, the microbes then break down the rock powder making their minerals and trace elements available for up to 10 years. Also, because it is water soluble, SEA-90 can be dissolved and utilized as a foliar spray while rock powders cannot.
Yes, Robert Cain created hydroponics formulas under Dr. Murray's guidance utilizing both seawater and SEA-90. The formulas are available to advocates of "Sea Energy Agriculture".
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It is true that the beds were flooded and covered by silt during 1981, but with no lasting or detrimental effects on the creation and harvesting of sea mineral solids. SEA-90 is created three times each year from fresh sea water, rather than mined from ancient sea mineral deposits that might lack vital minerals and trace elements. Dr. Murray found the site where SEA-90 is created after searching world-wide for perfect sea mineral solids. There are several reasons for his choice of location. The sea that provides our sea water is one of the richest on earth in marine life and mineral composition. Over time, trillions of tons of mineral-rich top soil were deposited into this sea. In addition, geo-thermal vents along the fault line at the bottom of the sea constantly add even more rare earth minerals and trace elements. At one foot below sea level, the mine area floods naturally several times every year. SEA-90 is created in a totally natural, unpolluted environment that is one of the driest on earth. Since this area receives less than one inch of rainfall with average temperatures in excess of 100°F (37°C), dehydration occurs very quickly preserving biological life and the entire mineral and trace element package from the sea (therefore no leaching of elements). Every three months a new deposit is ready for collection. SeaAgri mines SEA-90 from these newly created deposits to insure its purity and optimum mineral composition.
In our world, insects and diseases play important roles. They are attracted to weak and sick organisms and destroy them. The weak and sick are killed off and the healthy and strong are left to reproduce, thereby, improving the gene pool. When minerals and trace elements are applied as a foliar spray to a plant's leaf surface and/or incorporated into the soil, the plant metabolizes them into its sap or fluid. Once these minerals and trace elements are incorporated into the plant's chemistry, the plant becomes healthier and its sap or fluid becomes infinitely more complex. Insects, specifically have no pancreas and due to their simple physiology cannot digest sugars. Therefore, they leave these plants alone and attack and destroy the weaker plants without the complex chemistry. Another reason mineral salts might be effective as a foliar spray in combating insects and diseases is that the NaCl acts as a desiccant, thereby, directly interacts with insects and fungus causing it to die back due to lack of available moisture.
Another name for this type of solution is "bitterns", and it is created naturally during the production of SEA-90 (sea solids). At our mine, we create beds of sea salt as the bases of our retention ponds. We then flood the retention ponds with fresh sea water. As the ponds heat up in the 100 degree F temperatures, the sodium chloride crystallizes and rises or blooms carrying minerals and trace elements to the surface of the sea water. This process is quite colorful and very beautiful to witness. The sea solids, SEA-90, solidifies from the surface down so there is always moisture below. We allow the sea solids to form until there is a thin layer of moisture so we can easily harvest sea solids from the area without disturbing the sea salt base in the retention pond. This layer of moisture is "Bitterns" (the Mother Liquor) that was used for natural healing for centuries. If you want more information, you can purchase the "Sea Salt's Hidden Powers" from ACRES USA. This book explains the process in detail. You can create your own Bitterns once you have SEA-90. Take 10 pounds in a canvas bag and submerge in water. Then hang to dry and collect the drippings that are Bitterns. The Asians call this product Nagari and use it to create tofu.
This is a common problem with a simple answer, "Add more water." Also don't be frustrated if all the SEA-90 does not dissolve quickly. Give it some time to dissolve--several hours or overnight if necessary. Any residue remaining is a combination of nondissolvable rock dust and crystals too large to quickly dissolve. Remember SEA-90 is created by dehydrating perfectly balanced sea water. Seven ounces (198 gm) of SEA-90 in one gallon (4 liters) water recreates pure seawater. That is essentially the same as one pound (454 gm) SEA-90 in three gallons (12 liters) of water. When the ratio of SEA-90 mineral to water is greater than this, then a super saline solution is created and the solids stop processing into solution or dissolving. The sea maintains perfect mineral balance due to the fact that whenever any element is present in excess, it precipitates out of solution or falls to the bottom of the sea. Another factor to consider is the hardness and salinity of your water source. Hard water contains more minerals and therefore accepts less SEA-90 in solution. The harder your water, the more minerals present. Therefore, you might find that you can only dissolve one pound in four or five gallons of water. We suggest conducting a test in a white five gallon bucket of your water. Add one pound of SEA-90 and dissolve it completely. Then add more SEA-90, one-half pound at a time, until the mineral stops dissolving. (how to dissolve SEA-90 video)
Dissolving SEA-90 and applying in solution as a foliar spray is a new application method that gained momentum during recent years due to research trials many of our customers conducted on their farms and gardens. The results are outstanding, and the cost of application averaging less than $5 per acre for most ranchers and farmers, is very exciting coupled with the results. Foliar applying SEA-90 remineralizes the plant from the top down rather than from the ground up. We believe that remineralization through broadcast application of SEA-90 is a necessary aspect to your remineralization efforts. However, foliar applications offer a significantly lower cost alternative for many farmers and gardeners during this time of rising fuel costs plus increase the nutrient density of the forage, fruits or vegetables. Research trials proved that mineral foliar sprays can move up to one foot per hour in the plant's vascular system when applied at the proper time (late afternoon to sundown) when the stomata are wide open. Pasture grasses can supply up to 100 elements if available in the soil. By foliar applying SEA-90 sea minerals to pasture grasses as a foliar spray, the grass is bathed in the sea's perfectly balanced minerals and trace elements increasing the nutrient density to maximum levels. Many customers report that livestock grazing on pastures enriched with foliar application of SEA-90, refuse all mineral supplements as long as the livestock have that pasture grass to forage. An organic vegetable grower reported that he raised the Brix reading on his tomatoes from three to 10 with only foliar application. We know that some spray reaches the soil along with the plant matter as it decays to provide the elements and trace minerals to soil life and eventually enriching the soil. Open the University of Michigan Foliar Application Study PDF
No, SEA-90 remains pollution free. It is not created from the Gulf of Mexico sea water. Currently, the sea that provides the sea water for SEA-90 does not contain any oil rigs, and no exploration for oil or natural gas is planned, nor has ever been conducted.
Warm water can help speed up the process, but be aware that water will only hold a certain amount of mineral in suspension. If you have very soft water, more will dissolve and less in hard water. Agitation also helps when dissolving larger amounts. The larger crystals that you might find are also slower to dissolve. Use only cool or tepid water because SEA-90 contains ocean biological micro-organisms that could be harmed by very hot or boiling water.
Kelp is a product of the sea and SEA-90 mineral solids is the sea minus the water. Kelp is plant material and therefore, carbon based and SEA-90 is inorganic ionic mineral. Kelp is a plant that grows in the ocean and it contains only the minerals it utilizes in its growth and development. Therefore, there are fewer minerals and trace elements and the proportions are not perfectly balanced as in sea water. Dr. Murray taught the importance of the natural balance of the minerals and trace elements. The cost of liquified kelp is also significantly higher than SEA-90.
SEA-90 can be sprayed on a pasture and fed to horses as a mineral salt. Since SEA-90 is a totally natural and safe fertilizer, it can be applied while horses are in the pasture. We suggest five pounds per acre foliar applied every six weeks throughout the growing season, and apply from dawn until temperatures reach 80 degrees F. SEA-90 needs to be on the plant one hour prior to rain. We have many customers with horses who report outstanding health improvement in their animals when utilizing SEA-90 both as a mineral and as a fertilizer.
SEA-90 can be a bio-stimulant and provides the sea's complete and balanced array of minerals and trace elements. As a fertilizer in the soil, it remineralizes the earth and feeds the microbial populations. As a foliar fertilizer, it remineralizes the growing plant and feeds the micro-organisms on the soil surface as well as the plant tissue. SEA-90 can increase plant vitality and production.
Use one pound SEA-90 to one gallon water and stir until the crystals are 98 percent dissolved. Normally you will always find a few white crystals along with some rock powder remaining in the bucket. Pour the liquid into your fertilizer receptacle and set the dial for one teaspoon per gallon. If using a miracle grow hose end sprayer, fill the receptacle 3/4 full with SEA-90 and spray until water runs clear. Spray lawn every 21 days.
SEA-90 is superior to all other livestock mineral salts because it is created from fresh sea water utilizing processes that preserve the complete elemental composition and balance of the sea's array of minerals and trace elements. Prior to SEA-90's introduction to the marketplace in 2003, livestock producers utilized two types of salt. Ancient salt often referred to as white or sea salt is mined from beneath the earth's surface. It was created when seas which covered the earth receded millions of years ago. It is inferior to SEA-90's elemental composition due to environmental factors such as moisture and pressure that reduced and concentrated the original mineral and trace elemental composition. The second type, typical sea salt, is produced in coastal areas and is inferior to SEA-90's elemental composition due to leaching of minerals caused by washing and rainfall. There is also the potential of creation from brackish or polluted sea water. Rain fall on salt and sea salt washes away vital elements and turns it white. White salt is high in sodium chloride (97-99%) and low in minerals and trace elements. SEA-90 always contains pigmentation indicating the presence of minerals and trace elements.
In the English language, the term "sea salt" is used to describe many different types of salt. For example, one popular mineral salt for livestock is mined from beneath the Earth's surface in Utah. This ancient salt evolved millions of years ago from trapped water after seas covering the area receded from the land. Although the producer terms it "sea salt", it is actually "earth salt" and contains significantly fewer minerals and trace elements than found in SEA-90 that is produced from fresh sea water, naturally solar dehydrated, and never touched by rain. Earth salts are pure white, red or pink color. White salt is extremely high in sodium chloride and red or pink salt high in iron or other metals. Charles Walters of ACRES USA believed that livestock producers with high iron levels in their soil and/or irrigation water produce pasture and hay with abnormally high levels of iron. He said that these producers should avoid feeding pink or red mineral salts because livestock can develop iron toxicities that block the uptake of other important minerals and trace elements causing health issues. Livestock also ingest greater quantities of earth salts due to its lower water solubility and fewer minerals and trace element content.
SEA-90 sea mineral solids, as defined by Dr Murray, must be produced from pollution free sea water, 100% solar dried, never touched by rain, and beige in color. Perfect sea salt or SEA-90 sea mineral solids always contains 82-85% sodium chloride (NaCl) with the remaining 15-17% minerals and trace elements. SEA-90 is perfect livestock mineral salt.
Other than SeaAgri, there are several companies in the US distributing sea water, sea salt or sea mineral as fertilizer. Sea water fertilizer products contain many of the minerals and trace elements found in SEA-90 but are much more costly to produce and transport due to the weight of water. There are also several sea water based liquid fertilizer products claiming to be low sodium and represented as superior to SEA-90 because sodium can ruin soil or burn leaf tissue.
SEA-90 is not a "high sodium" salt and Dr. Murray proved in his research trials that applying SEA-90 sea solids directly to our soil actually benefits plant growth. It is well known that sodium and chloride are essential elements and deficient in most agricultural soils, and scientific research indicates that small concentrations of sodium applied to soils and plants actually acts as a catalyst facilitating the movement of minerals and trace elements through the cell wall and into the plant tissue. Unless you are willing to pay a significantly higher price for the convenience of having a liquid "ready to use" fertilizer, there is no difference between creating sea water with SEA-90 or purchasing a sea water product.
SeaAgri is aware of one company in the state of Arkansas that is currently selling sea salt (sea minerals) to farmers and gardeners as fertilizer. The company claims to provide the identical sea solids Dr. Murray used in his research. During the early 1950s Dr. Murray searched the entire planet Earth for the perfect source of sea solids and found only one location in this hemisphere. That site is where SEA-90 is created. SeaAgri has contracted exclusive rights to all sea mineral solids produced at this location. Therefore, it is impossible for any company other than SeaAgri to represent and sell its sea mineral as the sea solids that Dr. Murray discovered. In addition, the sea salt sold in Arkansas is pure white in color indicating high sodium chloride and low mineral content. The company claims the salt is washed in a special process using sea water, thereby, preserving the minerals and trace elements. This is impossible since minerals and trace elements wash away when salt is touched by water, whether it is sea water or rain water.
SeaAgri was concerned with this particular company's claims and analyzed their product by Midwest Laboratory. The results indicate that their product contains 95% NaCl (Sodium Chloride) leaving only five percent mineral compared to 15% mineral found in SEA-90. SEA-90 and any pure sea solids untouched by rainfall always contain 82-85% NaCl with the remaining 15-18% minerals and trace elements. The minerals and trace elements are the key to superior plant growth and animal health. SeaAgri and its loyal customer base believe that SEA-90, Dr Murray's sea solids, is the Gold Standard of all mineral and sea salts.
Low sodium products can be created using SEA-90. Place SEA-90 in burlap bag and submerge in fresh water. Remove and collect the run-off liquid in a container. This liquid is a low sodium fertilizer high in magnesium, calcium and trace elements.
Salt producers use three basic technologies to create salt for its myriad uses. Now-buried dried-up oceans of geologic ages past have left many areas, under both land and sea, with concentrated salt sedimentary layers which can exceed fifty feet in thickness. Two technologies exploit these underground deposits: conventional shaft mining where miners go underground to remove solid rock salt and solution mining where water is pumped underground dissolving the solid salt and then pumping out the salty brine which is de-watered to crystallize the salt. The third method extracts salt from oceans and saline lakes, growing salt crystals much as a farmer grows crops of vegetables or grain. Respectively, the products of these technologies are known as rock salt, evaporated salt (or vacuum pan salt) and solar (or sea) salt.