Terra Vera: Technology For Pesticide-Free, Clean Cannabis
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Terra Vera, a revolutionary agricultural technology company, has just launched and is now offering innovative solutions to replace conventional pesticides and increase product safety and consumer confidence within the cannabis industry. Using patented technologies compliant with EPA regulations, Terra Vera offers cannabis companies 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. In cannabis, one-third of crops are affected by microbial contamination at any time, and operators may experience yield loss of up to 30 percent due to biological contaminants. Most available solutions to control and eliminate pathogens on crops are toxic or have dangerous byproducts.
Terra Vera’s proven 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 Corporation, 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 busines leaders create consumer confidence and build brand value.”
Terra Vera introduced its offerings in 2020, working with select clients, and has now expanded its capacities to serve companies and cultivators across the United States. Its systems are scalable for both large and small 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 state-specific regulations. The company currently operates in Nevada, New Mexico, California, Arizona and Florida.
“Terra Vera’s cutting-edge treatment on hemp and cannabis plants eliminated our concerns with mold and pesticides, while at the same time protecting the product throughout the processing timeline,” said Jeff Apodaca, Vice Chairman of Santa Fe Farms, one of the largest hemp producers in the Southwestern United States. “Terra Vera helped us improve our quality control, our compliance, and was invaluable to us to alleviate our concerns with mold or other bacteria issues that could arise.”