Organic Matter Matters!

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

I just returned from Sonoma Grape Day where one of the speakers was espousing the virtues of using synthetic nitrogen, without any reference to the consequences of applying nitrates to our soils. As you know from reading my newsletters, I see and encourage the agricultural industry’s efforts to adopt farming practices that help build soil

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Flush With Success! Post-Harvest Is the Time to Ready Perennials for Spring

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Most perennial crops will do a final leaf flush after harvest or in the fall, to expand new root growth and store sugar produced through photosynthesis as starch to be used for next year’s spring growth flush. The tree also reduces its total moisture content and begins to synthesize the proteins it will need in

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Microbial Activity Exemplified

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Rainforests on infertile wet soils support more than half of all plant species. Shrublands on infertile dry soils in southwestern Australia, jokingly called “knee-high tropical rainforests,” support another 20 percent of all plants. Nutrient scarcity is the common denominator. In both ecosystems plants team up with soil bacteria or fungi to gather nutrients more efficiently.

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Historical Yields with Agrostim and Supergrow

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Foley Family Wines has applied Andaman Ag foliar fertilizers (Agrostim and Supergrow)  as part of their overall fertilization program starting early in the season and they’ve witnessed a substantial improvement in the health of their vines and canopies at post harvest. Al Wagner, Vice President of Vineyards, stated that, “our vineyards treated with Andaman Ag foliar fertilizers

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Ecotech LLC – China, India and Vietnam Crop Case Studies

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Application of Agrostim on Cabbage, Celery, Green Onions, Mustard Green, Ornamental Flowers, Spinach, Sunflowers, Tomatoes, Grains, Tea and Silk Plants showed improvements in yields, crop size (height and diameter), flavors, color (more vibrant), nutritional (mineral) content, root ball growth, disease resistance and less crop loss or spoilage. Related Documents Ecotech LLC – China, India, Vietnam Crop Case

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Ecotech LLC – Cashew / Pistachio Case Studies

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Improved yields and production in drought conditions Related Documents Ecotech LLC – Cashew Case Studies_Agrostim (98 kB)


Elimination of Coffee Berry Borer

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Agrostim helps mitigate pathogenic plant diseases and insect pressure Related Documents Columbia Coffee Berry Borer (71 kB)


Ecotech LLC – Navel Orange Case Study

Thursday, December 3, 2015

The use of Citrastim significantly improved yields and fruit quality. Related Documents Navel Orange Case Study.97 (347 kB)


Table Grapes

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Crop: Table Grapes Result: Produced clusters that were on average 7.4% heavier with 66.1% less total cull area Location: Fresno County, California Summary and Observations The Flame Seedless grapevines involved in this study each produced an average of approximately 37 primary bunches (clusters). Those vines treated with five foliar applications of Agrostim™ at 1.0 gallon

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Grain and Fodder: Sorghum bicolor

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Crop: Grain and Sorghum Result: Increased yield Location: India Sorghum is a vigorous annual grass adapted to the drier environmental zones in Africa, Asia, the Americas, and Australia. Annual world production approaches 40-45 million tons from approximately 40 million hectares of land, making sorghum the 5th most important cereal. Sorghum is a vital source of

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Cashew Project – Anacardium occidentale

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Crop: Cashew Result: Increase yield and nut size Location: Vietnam Cashew (Anacardium occidentale L.) is a valuable tropical evergreen tree grown in many Asian and African countries. The “nut” is only one of a number of components of the fruit that has commercial value (cashew oil, cardol and anacardic acid, etc.). The “apple” has a

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Water Spinach – Ipomoea aquatica

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Crop: Water Spinach Result: Yield increases of 30% to 40% and increased the nutritiously (iron) important leaf area by approx. 120% Location: West of Beijing, China Building on extensive vegetable studies of Agrostim™ in the United States, Vietnam, Egypt, Canada, Colombia, Syria, India, China, Honduras, and Guatemala, a series of Water Spinach – Agrostim™ studies

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Tomato – Lycopersicon esculentum

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Crop: Tomato Result: Tomato yield over the control plants was 42% increase. Location: Beijing, China (PRC) Building on extensive Tomato studies of Agrostim™ in the United States, Vietnam, India, China, Honduras, and Guatemala, a series of Agrostim™ studies were initiated at several greenhouse facilities in the Fengtai District of China (Yushu Village & Middle Shed

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Sunflower – Helianthus annus

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Crop: Sunflower Result: Increased plant height, head and leaf diameter as well as 27.67% increase in yield Location: Mallapur, India Sunflower has become widely cultivated in India as a source of low cost vegetable oil and protein. Sunflower is highly valued for its anti-cholesterol properties. Commercial scale cultivation of sunflower was initiated in 1972 throughout

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Rose – Rosaceae Sp.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Crop: Rose Result: Recognized cost-benefit and product appearance of using Agrostim relative to other products Location: Guang Dong Province, China (PRC) To study the fertilizer effects of Agrostim™ organic based fertilizer on ornamental flowers; studies were initiated in January 1997 at the Agriculture Science Research Institute for Flowers – Guang Dong Province, the Peoples Republic

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