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Filipino-made Bio-organic Plant
Written by Loren   
Monday, 04 January 2010

A bio-organic fertilizer, called Seed Growth, was developed by renowned inventor Engr. Glenn T. Castillo by using nanotechnology which deals with the development of materials or devices within the size of 100 nanometers or smaller in at least one dimension.

This bio-organic plant supplement is made from fruit extracts and beneficial microorganisms can increase crop yields by as much as 30 percent while reducing the use of chemical fertilizer by 50 percent in the initial cropping.

Dann Revaula, agriculturist of G'Core Group, said that farmers can expect high yield from using it on rice, corn, vegetables, plantation crops, fruit trees, and even aquaculture.

Seed Growth contains nano-minerals that rapidly stabilize soil pH level and neutralize soil acidity. It also activates beneficial micro organisms and non-symbiotic forms of nitrogen-fixing bacteria in the soil that help convert nutrients into more usable forms.

Another benefit from Seed Growth is the increase in crops' resistance to insect pests and diseases due to the release of gibberellins and kinetin-like hormones, so that farmers need not apply pesticides at all.

Seed Growth is now used by farmers in Luzon, Visayas and especially in Mindanao where it was first introduced.

Seed Growth costs P1,500 per liter. It was one of the products featured at the 2009 National Invention Contest and Exhibits organized by the Technology Application and Promotion Institute of the Department of Science and Technology.

With this kind of innovation, farmers can now harvest an average of 150 cavans of rice per hectare or even higher compared to 80 cavans per hectare back when they were not using Seed Growth. [via mb.com.ph]


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