Smoke is nature’s original biostimulant.
Introducing Karrikaid™ — The first liquid nutrient enhancer designed to include karrikin molecules, recently identified by researchers as natural superchargers for seed germination and plant development.
Karrikins are derived in nature from plant smoke and are the key activators of plant growth enzymes following wildfire.
Safe, natural, and effective.
Karrikaid™ is a 100% bio-based, safe, natural, and effective plant and soil nutrient additive made from OMRI Listed ingredients.
Karrikaid is made by VGrid Energy Systems, a California-based company developing long-term solutions for creating sustainable energy, sequestering carbon, and reversing climate change.
Derived from plant smoke, karrikin molecules were first discovered in the early 2000s and have since been found to play a significant role in promoting seed germination and early plant development. Karrikins are believed to have been “discovered” by seed plants during the Cretaceous period when wildfires were prevalent, and flowering plants were undergoing rapid evolution. Although their exact mechanisms of action are still being studied, karrikins are considered important signaling molecules in plant regeneration after fire events. To reflect their origins in smoke, karrikins were named from the word ‘karrik’, an Aboriginal term for smoke from the Australian Noongar people.
a powerful blend of organic acids.
Karrikaid’s organic acids have been shown to significantly improve the availability of key micronutrients, including iron, zinc, and manganese.
Soil microbes also metabolize the organic acids in Karrikaid helping to improve soil biology and overall productivity.
Karrikaid also includes phenols that enhance plants’ resilience to biotic and abiotic stress.