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Planting experiment at Sohar Free Zone in Oman
 
Planting experiment at Sohar Free Zone in Oman
 Making the planting holes 15 cm deep
 
Making the planting holes 15 cm deep
Hard rocks
 
Hard rocks
The first planting hole of the Sohar experiment is ready
 
The first planting hole of the Sohar experiment is ready
Planting hole and necessary tools
 
Planting hole and necessary tools
Because it is so extremely dry I have let fill each planting hole with 30 liters (7 gallons) of water one night before
 
Because it is so extremely dry I have let fill each planting hole with 30 liters (7 gallons) of water one night before
In the morning all planting holes are drowned
 
In the morning all planting holes are drowned
We open the upper layer of the soil in the hole to let oxygen enter
 
We open the upper layer of the soil in the hole to let oxygen enter
Detail of opening the soil
 
Detail of opening the soil
Ready to plant in the desert area of the Sohar Free Zone Oman
 
Ready to plant in the desert area of the Sohar Free Zone Oman
Shovels are working on the dry soil to make a parking area
 
Shovels are working on the dry soil to make a parking area
Ready to plant
 
Ready to plant
 Checking the length of the radicle roots from the Tamarix aphylla (common name Salt Cedar) cutting
 
Checking the length of the radicle roots from the Tamarix aphylla (common name Salt Cedar) cutting
Carefully washing the roots without damaging them
 
Carefully washing the roots without damaging them
These radicle roots are far too long we need max 3 cm
 
These radicle roots are far too long we need max 3 cm
The Tamarix cuttings have too many leaves which cause too much evaporation
 
The Tamarix cuttings have too many leaves which cause too much evaporation
We prune the leaves to a max length of 3 cm
 
We prune the leaves to a max length of 3 cm
Detail of pruning leaves
 
Detail of pruning leaves
The perfect leave surface Now root drinking capacity and leaf evaporation capacity are in balance
 
The perfect leave surface Now root drinking capacity and leaf evaporation capacity are in balance
We use seed of the Moringa peregrina (common name Al Ban) to produce seedlings
 
We use seed of the Moringa peregrina (common name Al Ban) to produce seedlings
 
The Moringa is sown in 5 cm deep trays
 
The Moringa is sown in 5 cm deep trays
 We take a plant out
 
We take a plant out
The radicle root is damaged and it is also too long and therefore reached the bottom and started to grow horizontal in circles
 
The radicle root is damaged and it is also too long and therefore reached the bottom and started to grow horizontal in circles
Detail of damaged radicle root
 
Detail of damaged radicle root
Detail of perfect radicle root
 
Detail of perfect radicle root
On half of the experiment I use several mychorrizhae and Oenosan for soil improvement
 
On half of the experiment I use several mychorrizhae and Oenosan for soil improvement
I add some soil to make a mix
 
I add some soil to make a mix
Mixing it in a bucket
 
Mixing it in a bucket
50% of the planting holes gets a treatment
 
50% of the planting holes gets a treatment
About 20 gram per planting hole
 
About 20 gram per planting hole
Detail of the mychorrhizae
 
Detail of the mychorrhizae
Opening the carton cardboard
 
Opening the carton cardboard
Define the planting places
 
Define the planting places
 Making the little planting holes
 
Making the little planting holes
Taking out the just germinated plants
 
Taking out the just germinated plants
Keep the root intact
 
Keep the root intact
Three plants per Groasis waterboxx
 
Three plants per Groasis waterboxx
 Planting in such a way that the radicle root doesn\\\'t damage
 
Planting in such a way that the radicle root doesn\'t damage
 The plant is on its place
 
The plant is on its place
Then we put the carton cardboard to prevent loosing evaporation from the soil
 
Then we put the carton cardboard to prevent loosing evaporation from the soil
Then we put the box on top
 
Then we put the box on top
We nail the windprotectors
 
We nail the windprotectors
We add soil around the boxes so that the wind cannot dry out the soil below the box
 
We add soil around the boxes so that the wind cannot dry out the soil below the box
Oman is really dry
 
Oman is really dry
The finishing touch
 
The finishing touch
Planting is ready
 
Planting is ready
The planting result
 
The planting result
 The hard working planting team
 
The hard working planting team
Overview of a real dead desert that\\\'s going to be green again
 
Overview of a real dead desert that\'s going to be green again
Dust all over the place
 
Dust all over the place
The opening ceremony of the first Groasis waterboxx experiment in the Middle East at Sohar Free Zone
 
The opening ceremony of the first Groasis waterboxx experiment in the Middle East at Sohar Free Zone
Mr Jamal Aziz CEO of Sohar Free Zone opens the ceremony
 
Mr Jamal Aziz CEO of Sohar Free Zone opens the ceremony
A great speech of a young Omani talent touched the heart of the people
 
A great speech of a young Omani talent touched the heart of the people
 Netherlands Ambassador His Excellence Mr Stefan van Wersch honoured the ceremony with his presence
 
Netherlands Ambassador His Excellence Mr Stefan van Wersch honoured the ceremony with his presence
The inventor Mr Pieter Hoff explains the technique
 
The inventor Mr Pieter Hoff explains the technique
The audience pays attention
 
The audience pays attention
40 Children of the International School of Sohar inauguarate the boxes
 
40 Children of the International School of Sohar inauguarate the boxes
The Dutch soccer team Feijenoord is present to help the children
 
The Dutch soccer team Feijenoord is present to help the children
The children fill their buckets and go to the boxes
 
The children fill their buckets and go to the boxes
The Feijenoord players enjoy their roll
 
The Feijenoord players enjoy their roll
What is more beautiful than caring for a child
 
What is more beautiful than caring for a child
Everybody gets involved
 
Everybody gets involved
The children wear beautiful traditional Oman clothing
 
The children wear beautiful traditional Oman clothing
Everybody loves greening deserts
 
Everybody loves greening deserts
Ms Judith Visser from the Dutch Embassy gets involved too
 
Ms Judith Visser from the Dutch Embassy gets involved too
Mr Jamal Aziz managing the inauguration
 
Mr Jamal Aziz managing the inauguration
Mr Jan Meijer CEO of the Port of Sohar instructs
 
Mr Jan Meijer CEO of the Port of Sohar instructs
Checking if the box is full enough
 
Checking if the box is full enough
Teaching the young Omani
 
Teaching the young Omani
Port of Sohar CEO Mr Jan Meijer and Mr Abdullah Massoudi his driver
 
Port of Sohar CEO Mr Jan Meijer and Mr Abdullah Massoudi his driver
Ambassador Mr Stefan van Wersch with the young Omani
 
Ambassador Mr Stefan van Wersch with the young Omani
The interested visitors discuss the future of a green Oman
 
The interested visitors discuss the future of a green Oman
The fantastic and inspirative management team of Feijenoord
 
The fantastic and inspirative management team of Feijenoord
Mr Clive Winbow supplier of the saplings explains the audience
 
Mr Clive Winbow supplier of the saplings explains the audience
Mr Pieter Hoff explains the functioning of the box
 
Mr Pieter Hoff explains the functioning of the box
Mr Jamal Aziz enjoys the ceremony after the inauguration
 
Mr Jamal Aziz enjoys the ceremony after the inauguration
The Feijenoord team and the children together
 
The Feijenoord team and the children together
Mr Mario Been trainer and Mr Leo Beenhakker technical director
 
Mr Mario Been trainer and Mr Leo Beenhakker technical director
The Omani people can be proud of their beautiful traditions
 
The Omani people can be proud of their beautiful traditions
The challenge
 
The challenge
 
 
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