A simple and low-cost system has
been devised in UK for restoring
deserts. Called 'LandCover', the
system is a growing medium based
on a matrix that is an ultra water
absorber and re-establishes agricultural growth on barren, sterile land.
The matrix consists of seeds, fertilisers, pesticides and other agrochemicals in precise amounts that
are not wasteful or polluting. It also
has the capacity for selecting and
planting the very best and most
robust seeds, leading to the establishment of healthy plants on arid or
semi-arid soil. This matrix was
introduced as a joint venture
between Prism Innovations Group
and Wye college of London university (Spectrum, No 253).