Roots addresses plant climate-management and irrigation issues. The company specialises in two core technologies: root zone temperature optimisation, which can help increase yield, improve quality, save energy, and mitigate extreme heat and cold stress; and irrigation by condensation, which provides water for irrigation from the moisture in the air and soil.
Roots leverages the principle of ground-source heat exchange by installing a closed-loop system of pipes and a circulation pump. The lower heat-charging component is placed at depth, and the upper heat-discharging device is located in the target crop’s root zone. By heating the root zone during the winter and cooling it during the summer, the root zone temperature is maintained at a relatively stable, favourable range year-round.