Unreasonable Mentors

Karn Manhas

Founder & CEO at Terramera

Karn is an Unreasonable Fellow. Karn has participated in 2 programs, including Unreasonable Impact Americas 2019.
Terramera develops healthy, high-performance, cost-effective and cost-competitive plant-based alternatives to chemical pesticides and fertilizers. The company produces products for Agriculture, Business (Professional) and Consumer (Lifestyle) applications. Terramera’s technologies increase uptake of plant-based extracts allowing them to perform more efficiently and effectively. As a result, Terramera's technology provide a platform to build highly-effective natural/organic alternatives to chemical pesticides and synthetic fertilizers. Terramera products can also be used in organic production, and have been tested on a range crops and pests. Terramera's Agriculture products significantly increase plant health and crop yields. Field tests show crops treated with Terramera’s products are larger, sweeter and deeper in color, with higher yields of 10-70% or more (depending on the crop treated) as compared with conventional-chemical pesticide treated crops. Yield increases are even greater when compared to untreated or current organic treatments (up to 15x or more yield). The dramatic increase in yields and quality helps growers increase profitability by 70% or more, meanwhile increasing the world’s supply of safer and healthier foods. Terramera's initial products have already been fast-tracked by the USDA and state of California, and the company recently acquired the only US-EPA approved producer of neem (the active ingredient used in our first products). Terramera's Consumer products include Proof Spray, a groundbreaking plant-based product that is the only 100% Effective and EPA-registered bed bug and dust mite spray available. Proof Spray is available in select Walmart, The Home Depot, Walgreens, Meijer and Target stores across the United States.