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EROSION CONTROL: the deep-strong root system of PRATI ARMATI

EROSION CONTROL: the deep-strong root system of PRATI ARMATI



EROSION CONTROL.  PRATI ARMATI® is an innovative Technology that uses a blend of perennial grasses (many autochthonous, non OGM) with extremely resistant and deep root system to contrast soil erosion and favour renaturalisation, soil conservation, protection of civil works, restoration of degraded and polluted areas.

EROSION CONTROL. The success of this technology is based on a complex knowledge system and practical experience in the fields of botany, agronomy, geology, engineering where PRATI ARMATI Srl is owner of the worldwide rights and of the Company Trade Mark.


PRATI ARMATI® is a natural technology that:

  1. uses seeds of herbaceous perennial deep rooting plants, mostly autochthonous, capable to grow on practically any lithotype and climate;
  2. contrasts EROSION even on most barren ground types, such as:
    • SOILS (clay, silt, sand, gravel and mixtures thereof)
    • ROCKS (as long as they are altered or broken) such as weakly cemented conglomerates, marls, calcarenites, flysch, pyroclastics, shales, acid or basic rocks
    • Soil with added lime up to 5% by weight
    • Soil contaminated by hydrocarbons and heavy metals in concentrations 10 times higher than the upper limits admitted by law
  3. reduces water infiltration into the ground thanks to the thick leaves blanket and favours water removal from upper soil layers thanks to evapotranspiration, with positive effects on some geomechanical parameters of soil: saturation, pore pressure, cohesion, shear strength, etc.
  4. fully replaces a whole package of works-artifacts-materials used in traditional interventions to contrast erosion: geocells, geonets, biomats, mulch, wood fiber bound matrix, plastic materials, topsoil, resulting in important technical, economic and environmental advantages;
  5. re-naturalizes slopes, favouring biodiversity and accelerating ecological succession;
  6. subtracts up to 400% more CO2 than traditional plants;
  7. requires no maintenance (mowing, watering, fertilizing, etc.).
  1. Erosion – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Erosion is the process by which soil and rock are removed from the Earth’s surface by exogenic processes such as wind or water flow, and then transported and 

  2. erosion – National Geographic Education…/erosion/?ar_a…

    In the winter and spring of 2004, winds eroded 45 million tons of dust from a spot called the Bodele Depression in the desert of northern Chad all the way across 

— Claudio Zarotti