Vision: Lead the innovation of products that 1) protect water resources, and
2) boost agricultural growth in times of marked water scarcity and
surging global food demands.
At mOasis, we specialize in crop science and innovate hydrogels to address current challenges to irrigated agriculture. Using advanced proprietary chemistry, we manufacture BountiGel™ hydrogel a non‐toxic, EPA- certified soil additive that allows growers to optimize water resources for maximized crop yields. Our aim is to promote economic and environmental sustainability in American agriculture.
Recognizing that agriculture is a vital component of
America’s identity, we help growers improve crop
yields to enhance economic sustainability and
better provide for the future.
Every crop has a story. Every grower has a story.
At mOasis, we innovate hydrogels to improve economic and environmental sustainability in agriculture. Let’s write the future of American agriculture... together.
Industries we’re poised to influence via crop science innovation.
In 2011, the President’s Budget provided $23.9 billion in discretionary funding for agriculture, with a focus on the development of innovative agricultural research. We are pioneering cost‐effective solutions for sustainable farming to ensure food security and reduce water use—all part of a concerted effort to protect and manage agricultural land. We also work in collaboration with municipal water utilities and USDA conservation programs (as well as state and federal governments) to promote the continued global competitiveness of American food and agricultural sectors.
At mOasis, we specialize in advanced crop science to address current challenges to irrigated agriculture. By treating crops with BountiGel™ hydrogel, growers can remedy issues like limited soil moisture capacity, low germination, and marginal yields. By optimizing plant growth, growers can achieve more marketable yields. BountiGel™ hydrogel allows growers to increase profits by maximizing yields and saving on costs generated by water for irrigation and irrigation‐related labor. With our advanced products we aim to allow American growers to generate savings and profits to enhance the economic sustainability of established and new farming practices.
Environmentally‐Conscious Food Production
The rising trend of consumer social awareness in the food supply industry has greatly impacted the way that corporations source food. Today consumers across all sectors not only demand great products at affordable prices, but also that the products they consume were produced with minimal harm to the environment. With our advanced water hydrogels, we aim to allow commercial farms, production, packaging, and distribution companies to produce and source food that has been grown using the fewest water resources.
We observed consistently greater tomato fruit
height and width in the treated plots.
- Center for Irrigation Technology, Fresno State University (Fresh Tomato Field Study)
With the addition of a hydrogel, even at a low rate...
one can reduce irrigation levels by 25% with increased yields.
- Irrigation Management Advisor, UC Cooperative Extension, Imperial County (Broccoli Field Study)
It seems clear that shanking in BountiGel™ hydrogel at a 6-‐inch
depth can have a positive impact on yield under both full and reduced irrigation levels.
- Irrigation Management Advisor, UC Cooperative Extension, Imperial County (Sudangrass Field Study)
Savings on inputs and labor along with an increase in revenue will
directly affect how we conduct our business in the future.
- Tom McMillan, CFO at Lagorio Farming Co. Inc., and CFO at Ace Tomato Co. Inc. (Fresh Tomato Pilot)
...we gained higher yields, larger fruit size,
increased quality and more boxes to the acre.
- Chris Lagorio, Owner and Vice President at Lagorio Farming Co. Inc. (Fresh Tomato Pilot)
The lettuce yield was much higher than average
for romaine lettuce in Riverside County.
- Hector Rochin, Manager at Kono Farms (Romaine Lettuce Pilot)
25% higher crop yields, 20% reduced water loads, 15% savings on water related energy utilities
Advanced technology. Simple product. With BountiGel™ hydrogel, we aim to be the market leader in the development and manufacture of hydrogel-based moisture retention products that offer the highest yields improvements for American growers.
Previous generations of polymers and hydrogels developed to improve water use efficiency faced issues with consistency in performance and high costs, which limited their use. We manufacture BountiGel™ hydrogel as a breakthrough product that optimizes the three most important traits of hydrogels for agricultural use: (1) it is non‐toxic, (2) it has an extended lifespan in soil, and (3) it is cost effective for growers.
BountiGel™ hydrogel increases crop yields while decreasing evaporation, drainage and run‐off in soils beyond the root zone. In soils treated with BountiGel™ hydrogel, plants have access to water when they need it. By increasing soil moisture capacity, our hydrogel formulations reduce water stress between irrigation events and remedy frequency and cost issues encountered with flood- and drip‐based watering. Thus, by using BountiGel™ hydrogel, farmers can achieve higher quality, higher volume, and more marketable crops with fewer waterings. With BountiGel™ hydrogel, growers generate real savings on water and water‐related labor costs, while increasing post‐harvest profits from maximized crop yields.
We have validated both liquid and particle formulations of BountiGel™ hydrogel through field trials conducted at University of California Cooperative Extensions (UC Davis) and California State University, Fresno (Jordan College of Agricultural Sciences and Technology). We have also verified the performance of BountiGel™ hydrogel when applied at scale during pilot trials sponsored by commercial farms in California. Through field and pilot testing with a host of performance partners and a strong community of growers, we have confirmed the effectiveness of BountiGel™ hydrogel for a variety of crop and soil types.
Community of Partners:
Community of Growers:
AJ Carvalho and Sons • Avoca Bottom • BBTown Hills • Burford Ranch • Calico Farms • CB Hills
Chalee Produce • Circle G Ranch • Farm and Land Co. • Five Points Ranch • Grizzle Farms
James Diedrich Farms • Jerry Brown Ranch • Jones Farms • Kono Farms • Lagorio Farms
Maribella Farms • Neola Bottom • Randy and Christina Farms • Rominger Bros. Farms
Sano Farms • Sudduth Farms • Westbase Farms
CEO and President
Susanna is an experienced international entrepreneur with over 30 years of experience as a successful global product and business operations executive. Ms. Kass has led multiple startups to profitability in the worldwide market in IT, datacenter, ecommerce, and energy. She is passionate about sustainable farming and the protection of endangered environments. Since her appointment as CEO and President at mOasis in early 2012, Susanna has led two venture rounds of investment and delivered BountiGel™ hydrogel to over a thousand acres of crops through field and pilot trials with Californian growers. Susanna has also established valuable relationships with commercial and institutional performance partners within the sustainable energy and agriculture sectors.
Co-Founder and CSO
Nai‐Hong is a senior polymer scientist who has dedicated his career to the development of novel hydrogel chemistries and leads scientific innovation at mOasis. Before co-‐founding mOasis in 2010, Mr. Li was previously Director of research at Polygenetics Inc., and Vice President and Co-‐Founder of WL Polymers Ltd. Nai-‐Hong received his Ph.D in Polymer Chemistry from Nan Kai University, China.
Board of Directors
Principal at The Roda Group
Managing Director at The Roda Group
Chairman at CORAID and Consulting Associate Professor at Stanford School of Engineering
William F. Goure
Director of Business Development and Global Expansion at Monsanto
mOasis is privately held
People interested in joining an enthusiastic, dedicated, and collaborative group of professionals are encouraged to take a look at our current job openings and submit the requested information for consideration. We highly value diversity in our work force and make employment decisions on the basis of merit. Our human resources department will review your credentials and be in contact with you very soon should you appear to be a match for the mOasis team.
*see Job Description documents for position specific details
Media and Events
The Roda Group Announces Two New Cleantech Investments - mOasis in Mountain View, California
JUNE 1, 2012