University of Minnesota, North central Research Center

Strawberries & Tomato (% increased yield)

2013 Strawberries Evie 218.3%

2013 Tomato BHN 589 15.8%

University of Minnesota, St Paul, Minnesota

Dr Albert Markhart, Distinguished Professor of Horticulture


Albert (Bud) Markhart lll passed away in 2012 after a fight with cancer. He was a distinguished advisor to us in this horticulture supplementation research. Dr. Markhart advised to continue increasing yields in the High Tunnel drip irrigation markets of fruits and vegetables, and additionally this science may be ideal to increase yields in the emerging Medical Marijuana industry.

Strawberries,Tomato, & Flowers (% increased yield)

2007 Tomato Brandywine (organic)13%

2007 Bell Peppers (organic)32%

2006 Tomato Brandywine (organic) 21%

2006 Bell Peppers (organic)58%

2007 Hanging Basket Flowers16%

University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN

Amy Fulcher, Professor of Horticulture

AmyDr. Amy Fulcher is an Assistant Professor for Sustainable Ornamental Plant Production and Landscape Management in the Department of Plant Sciences. Amy is part of a multi-disciplinary team of UT faculty conducting research on woody ornamentals. Amy's research focuses on sustainable nursery production, in particular plant water use and efficient irrigation technologies, integrated pest management, and how cultural practices that affect branch architecture and use of technology such as the intelligent spray system influence spray penetration and proper coverage. Amy is also part of a collaboration investigating the use of biocontainers in nursery production.

Amy earned a B.S. in Agriculture at Western Kentucky University, a M.S. in Horticultural Science at North Carolina State University, and Ph.D. at the University of Kentucky in Crop Science. Amy is also an ISA Certified Arborist.

Lavender (% increase root weight)

2012 Provence Lavender 21%