Case Study #1 - BioWash Soil Amendment
Agriculture Expert - Dr. Craig Jones - PhD of Bio-Molecular Physics
Dr. Jones writes: "I applied BioWash Soil Amendment to a variety of plants and was impressed with my results. In all cases, the treated plants outperformed the controls."
"I applied BioWash Soil Amendment to the roots of 3,000 mal-nourished orange trees in Collier County Florida. The owner reported ample fertilization, but the trees were still in poor health, producing below normal yields. I added one (1) ounce per five (5) gallons of water and soaked the root areas. The cost was less than $1 per tree. Within six weeks, the trees were nearly disease-free and flourishing. The owners are pleased and anticipate an improved harvest.
Dr. Jones’ Explanation
BioWash Soil Amendment appears to be exceptionally effective dissolving (chelating) both organic and some inorganic ions in the soil. Because natural plants and synthetic fertilizers are incompatible, it is difficult for plants to absorb minerals such as iron, zinc and synthetic fertilizers. In some cases, plants absorb as little as 30% to 50% of applied fertilizers and minerals. As much as 50% to 70% of applied fertilizers remain unused. After multiple years of pesticide and synthetic fertilization applications, millions of acres of agricultural soils are saturated with synthetic contaminants. In many areas’ hair roots are unable to penetrate the soil and absorb minerals, moisture, inorganic nutrients or oxygen. Applying additional fertilizers does not help. Plants remain malnourished and yields are diminished. Much of the money spent on fertilization is wasted. BioWash Soil Amendment separates (chelates) and breaks down metallic and synthetic molecules into nano sized particles so small that plants can absorb them. Agronomists describe the process as “cation exchange.” BioWash Soil Amendment appears to be an exceptionally effective cation exchange stimulant. This even includes traces of metal ions such as residues of copper insecticides. This explains why growers are able to reduce the cost of fertilizers the first season.
1. Restores soils to productivity.
2. Improves absorption of nutrients.
3. Reduces fertilizer cost ≤ BioWash Soil Amendment application cost.
4. Increases yields.
BioWash Soil Amendment improves the absorption of nutrients and chelates the contaminants. It helps loosen clogged soils and restore those soils to productivity. A single application appears to loosen and restore the soil to arability and increased yields. The savings achieved in reduced fertilizer costs can exceed the price of the BioWash Soil Amendment application.
Note: Chelation: The word “chelate” is derived from the Greek word Chel or crab claw referring to the pincer movement in dissecting metallic ions. Chelation is a process of dissolving metal and/or synthetic ions. Chelating agents dissolve relatively insoluble iron and other mineral nutrients, making them more absorbable for plants. The benefit for plants: Increased availability and absorbability of nutrients, thus enhancing cation exchange.
Case Study #2
Tanya Reid, Landscaping Designer
Tanya Reid reports application of Soil Amendment during her company’s sod installations acts as her best “salesman”. This was especially true for the new housing development project described below where the competition was working nearby. Tanya Reid credits Soil Amendment with success where the competitor’s lawn failed.
Tanya’s company completed a sod installation during June 21-29, 2016 in Western New York. Weather conditions were the hottest of the summer with a typical high of 92°F and a low of 76°F. The sod supplier cautioned there was a high risk of new lawn failure. He said, “Due to the hot temperatures, plan on replacing all of this sod in the fall. It is way too hot for it to survive." Once the ground was graded and prepared for sod installation, all areas of topsoil were watered with a Soil Amendment water mixture of 1:1000 sufficient to moisten the soil. Then, the newly installed sod was watered thoroughly throughout the entire process. At intervals, the completed area was sprayed with the same Soil Amendment water mixture. The application of the same Soil Amendment water mixture was repeated after 1 week. Then normal watering was used adjusted for rainfall and temperature. The result was a deeply-rooted, lush, healthy, thick stand of grass. Results were noticeably superior to untreated, nearby, newly sodded lawns. The Soil Amendment treated lawn thrived under hot, dry, no-rain conditions.
Tanya Reid’s Explanation
Soil Amendment enables grass to attract, hold and exchange positively charged particles (cations) of magnesium, calcium, carbon, trace minerals and other nutrients in a manner that allows roots to more easily absorb them. Through this process of cationic exchange, Soil Amendment stimulates natural growth of plants at the cellular level. This encourages increased root size allowing more efficient uptake of nutrients and moisture to improve stamina in the plant. Soil Amendment supplies the plant a useful source of plant growth stimulators and amino acids. The growth stimulators include naturally occurring levels of auxin, gibberellin and cytokinin plant hormones. These are used by the plant to regulate plant growth, cell division in roots and shoots. Stronger plants mean lush, thick lawns resistant to hot, dry conditions.
Costs and Benefits
One gallon of Soil Amendment costing $220.00 was used for the sprayings described above. These applications added <5% to the materials cost. Tanya Reid believes Soil Amendment was both key to the success of this $14,000.00 lawn project and to beating the competition for other jobs.
Reduces transplant shock
Improves absorption of nutrients
Speeds root growth
Shortens time to a thick, lush lawn
Establishes resistance to elevated temperatures and drought
John F – Florida
The farm manager stated sod quality and yield was falling off. He agreed he was experiencing the effect from a portion of herbicide, pesticide and synthetic fertilizer binding strongly to soil blocking fertilizer effectiveness. Plant Amendment is exceptionally effective dissolving (chelating) both organic and inorganic ions cleaning both irrigation, pylon, and fertigation systems along with soil. Nutrients are made available while contaminants are filtered and washed out of the soil pushing them below root zones. Aeration is improved. A test section was sprayed with 5 oz. per acre of Plant Amendment early during July. Later during July, the application was repeated. The manager reported the test section was noticeably better than the others and would be ready for harvest TWO MONTHS EARLY. No fertilizer had been applied since June. Had not a vender applied fertilizer during mid-September, none would have been required for the remainder of the growing cycle. The two sprays cost <$10 per acre. This is a fraction of the ag chemical savings from a zero-fertilizer summer.
Larry M. - Jacksonville, FL
"After reading about BioWash I decided it was worth a try to revive my 11-foot-tall Burford holly hedge. I had been using a commercial lawn and shrub care service for several years and I was also trying various remedies from nurserymen as well as the state agricultural office to control a white fly infestation. After the first spraying of BioWash, the white fly population was decimated. With regular spraying, leaf loss stopped, not a single white fly or other injurious insect attacked my holly, and this spring incredible new growth sprouted on the sides as well as the top of the hedge. The adjacent viburnum hedge received the same benefit. So did my camellias and Nellie Stevens Holly. By the way, you may wonder how one can spray the bottom of each leaf of such a tall hedge. Because Bio-Wash is all natural, simply walk under the hedge without face mask or gloves or even glasses and spray up and around. Even birds have returned to building nests in my hedge and I no longer must hire a commercial service to fertilize and spray my plants.
Forage, Vegetable, Field & Row crops
Bob T. – Iowa Farmer
Bob reported an extra 20% yield in all forage, vegetable, field, and row crops. He wrote: “We BioWashed at a rate of 4 ounces/acre in 30 gallons of water. It was a 15-year-old alfalfa field.
First cutting results:
1. Increased tonnage by 1/3 ton per acre over last year’s production.
2. No insects (no aphids, leaf hoppers, or grasshoppers).
3. Plants appeared healthier.
4. Alfalfa was noticeably taller than previous years.
Justin W. BioWashed alfalfa produced an extra 1,500 pounds per acre. He wrote: “Our first application was after 1st harvest. 2nd application was 3 weeks later. 2nd cutting results:
1. No insects.
2. No leaf damage due to insects.
3. Approximately 18-30% increase in new grass shoots.
4. No ground rust, mold, fungus etc.
5. Rebounded faster after harvest.
6. Alfalfa was exceptionally taller. “
Additionally, Justin’s grass grew an extra month into the winter, saving the cost of purchased feed.
Don Y. – West Texas
Don bought Plant Amendment for his 180 acres of alfalfa. His alfalfa was in such poor condition, he was considering plowing it under. He applied 5 oz. per acre ($5 per acre or $900 for 180 acres) with 15 gallons of water. He reported the best and most improved alfalfa crop he had ever had, especially since he had considered plowing it under. He applied three additional sprays at seven-day intervals, beginning seven days after the first cutting. He also applied his micro-nutrient/macro-nutrient at the rate of 16 ounces per acre. Total seasonal investment per acre was $20 or $3,600 for entire farm. Don conducted his fourth cutting saying it was much better than normal. He baled an additional 460 bales. He found no worms or insects in the alfalfa. The 4th cutting was all unexpected profit: 180 acres x 40 bales per acre @ $8.00 per bale = $320/acre or $57,600 less $900 for Plant Amendment = $56,700.00 extra profit! Don credits Plant Amendment with saving his farm showing why Green Safe Solution products are an investment, not a cost.
Alton H. - Silsbee, Texas
Alton planted and BioWashed his winter oats then left for three months. A drought devastated Texas agriculture that year. Upon Alton’s return, all his rancher neighbors had lost their oat crops. Alton enjoyed his best crop ever. Additionally, analysis of his oats documented 60% greater protein content. He reported that his cattle prefer is BioWashed pasture grass and, upon processing, their livers are as clear and healthy as those of young calves.
Grapes, Apples, Peaches & Prunes
Diller Raby Farm – Lewiston, NY
Harry Raby called me yesterday and said his Grapes were in blossom two weeks early according to Cornell University studies. Harry says he is looking at least 6-8 tons per acre. Harry says the fertilizer consultant came to inspect for mites and found none. He says he sprays for this problem every year “Not this Year” BioWash 100 Plant wash is working. And, all the fruit trees look unbelievably healthy and loaded with fruit. June 12, 2013 - Harry and his consultant say they have never seen apples in this quantity ever in 50 years. And his peach orchard’s trees are loaded 3-4 times more than normal with beautiful fruit. Harry’s prunes, he has a bumper crop. Harry says that his grapes look “astronomical”. They are loaded beautiful green leaves and glossy. Bug’s are not a problem anywhere on his 165 acres. He said, “We started harvesting Niagara Grapes and this is the best year he has ever seen. The grapes are plentiful, loaded with a high brix count, the best since I took over the farm from my dad in 1978.” Harry says the grapes are just pouring out onto the harvester conveyor and each section of the vineyard seems to be more. Harry is very excited and is going to compare with his neighbor. Later, Harry informed me that he is harvesting 13 tons per acre of Niagara’s and some areas as much as 16 tons per acre. He is never seen such a beautiful harvest in all his years of farming!
Mark J. – Irving, NY
Mark grows Concords on 72 acres. Mark applied BioWash 100 at 32 oz. per 400 gallons in 3 sprays using his pond water. Mark said that he is not having any issues with powdery mildew or bugs. His vines last year only produced 90 ton of grapes and were very sickly now they look healthy and vibrant. Mark is extremely excited about the results. This is his first year applying BioWash. Mark says he is harvesting 13 tons per acre concords he is already picked 300 tons and is looking at another 150 tons. Brix is at 15.6. The crop is paying out at $260.00 per ton. 16.80 Tons per acre. He had another section that came out to 22 tons per acre. He says the difference in sprayed and not sprayed areas is a ton and a half more for sprayed areas per acre. I mentioned that Harry Raby was spraying with a heavier rate 64 oz. in 400 gallons instead of Mark’s 32. I also mentioned Harry’s brix is real high form using more BioWash. Mark is going to apply more BioWash next year. He is happy though. Compared to last year’s harvest he is estimating an increase of 486 tons.
Dan Elliot - Fredonia NY
Dan says vineyards look terrific. There are a lot of green and healthy grapes on the vine. Dan says,” I have never had a year where I could not find a bug anywhere” He says he really thinks BioWash is making a difference.
Randy Buboltz - Minnesota
Randy said, I sprayed 80 acres of soybeans with 7.5 oz. of BioWash and 32 oz. of round up. I sprayed and flagged your product so there is a side by side comparison. Fwd.: July 7, 2013 sprayed 160 acres of field corn with 15 gallons per acre of solution which contained 6.8 oz. of BioWash along with 32 oz. of round up.
Kelsey S. – Springfield, IL
Kelsey planted his soybean fields during late April. A six-acre test field was treated at 5 ounces per acre. Plant Amendment was applied after an 8-inch cultivation. Foliar Spray was applied alone at V2 – V3 and with fungicide at R1. Budding started 12-24 hours after the final spray. More applications may have been beneficial. However, it was not possible to enter the field without causing a 3-5 bushel per acre crop loss. Early July plant growth to four feet indicated the 2018 crop yield will not be the 10% less than the 2017 farm average of 65 bushels per acre even though it was the second year for the crop. Treated soybeans were expected to reach 5 feet by the season’s end in three months. Stems were already finger sized with months of growing remaining. By late July test plants were significantly taller than those in the control field. At harvest, the farmer reported the treated 6-acres produced a yield of 106 bu./acre. This far exceeded expectations from this second-year soybean crop of 6.5 bu./acre less than the 65-bushel 2017 farm average
Marty Johnson – He said he is never seen roots on sweet corn like this, they look like field corn roots. He said he tried to pull one out of the ground could not pull it out. He is seeing larger ears with two on a stock. He says it could have been more, but he planted too close together. He has 18 acres corn just. He sprayed 16 ounces in 100 gallons over 2 acres of Rupp seed company BT0805 corn. Marty took a potato fork up to the field and dug up a corn root stalk (amazing) he is never seen anything like it. And, he is had numerous people return to buy corn and said it tastes better than any previous years they have ever had.
Terry Mudline - Mississippi
Terry sprayed his field corn using BioWash Soil Amendment and harvested 275 Bushels per acre. Terry says that is an increase of 150 bushels more per acre at $8.75 per bushel that is a whopping $1,312.50 per acre increase x 500 acres = $656,250.00 dollars. Terry was happy.