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University of California


The University of California Davis Extension Service conducted processed tomato efficacy trials in Merced County California that compared an OS stand-alone program with conventional applications that included the internationally recognized Miracle-Gro. The results show an outstanding yield of over 18% more than the yield from Miracle-Gro, in this case 31.6 tons per acre from the OS program versus 26.7 tons per acre. Additionally, the overall nutrient and pest management input costs were lowest with the OceanSolution program.
Learn more about this test - UC Davis Tomato


Swank Specialty Produce


Swank Specialty Produce is a hydroponic and organic farm located in Loxahatchee, FL. In 2012 testing was conducted using OceanSolution (OS) organic fertilizer on green and yellow beans. The two groups received the exact same nutritional program with the only difference being that one group had foliar applications of OS once a week. When Brix was measured, it was found that OS increased the average Brix of the yellow beans by 20% and the green beans by 27.5%.
Learn more about this test - Swank Specialty Produce



Utopia Farms


Utopia Farms in Utopia, Florida performed a trial to test the effect of growing tomatoes using an OceanSolution stand-alone program compared with a traditional synthetic program. The results were that the OS program produced a 50% increase in tomato yield while at the same time reducing all-around input costs. In addition, the OS program resulted in a 15.8% increase in Vitamin C, a 48.6% increase in Vitamin A, and a 3% increase in BRIX (sugar content).
Learn more about this test - Utopia Farm Tomato


Valley Blue Farms


Valley Blue Farms in Cornelius, Oregon performed tests using OceanSolution on blueberries under the supervision Mon Yee Ph.D. of Cal Poly University Pomona. The test compared their standard synthetic protocol with an OS protocol combined a 50% reduction in N. BRIX, a measurement of sugar content, was the focus of the test, and the OceanSolution protocol increased BRIX by 52% in 2010 and 22% in 2011 relative to their normal synthetic program.
Learn more about this test - Valley Blue Blueberry


PAT2H


PAT2H Horticultural Research Services Inc. in Rydal, GA performed testing on marigolds and geraniums using OceanSolution products in stand alone applications compared with an industry standard 20-10-20 control. According to the lead researcher, the marigolds and geraniums grown with the OceanSolution protocols achieved the same commercial acceptability as the synthetically fertilized control group.
Learn more about this test - Pat2H Marigold and Geranium


Rutgers University


OceanSolution (OS) was included in a Rutgers study comparing over 50 different commonly used fungicides and related inputs. In one application, OS was tank- mixed with a half rate application of a standard synthetic fungicide, and another application featured the full rate of this fungicide combined with another common synthetic fungicide. The OS treatment decreased the number of lesions of Dollar Spot by 25% and increased the judged overall quality of the grass by roughly 22% compared to this application. Further, on a scale from 1-9, turf treated with the OS program was judged to have the highest quality (7.3) of all 60 total applications at the end of the trial. This documents OS's ability to assist with disease mitigation when tank-mixed with fungicides.
Learn more about this test - Dollar Spot Mitigation


Rutgers University 2


OceanSolution (OS) was included in a Rutgers study comparing over 50 different commonly used fungicides and related inputs. In one application, OS was tank-mixed with a half rate application of a standard synthetic fungicide. Compared with the full rate of this synthetic fungicide, the OS treatment decreased the percentage infected grass by 10% and increased the judged overall quality of the grass by roughly 10% This OS application also performed acceptably well relative to a good proportion of the synthetic and natural disease-control programs in the trial. This provides further documentation of OS's ability to assist with disease mitigation when tank-mixed with synthetic and natural fungicides.
Learn more about this test - Anthracnose Mitigation


University of Missouri


In a very unique experiment, the University of Missouri sought to determine the efficacy of Roundup PowerMAX, a market-leading conventional herbicide, when used with an OceanSolution growing program during soy production. The result was that the OceanGrown program reduced the rates of common weeds such as annual grass, common waterhemp, and common ragweed 8 to 31% when combined with Roundup PowerMAX compared to Roundup PowerMAX applied alone – an indicator that the OS program can stimulate strong plant growth while improving the efficacy systemic herbicides


Confidential Client


A leading agricultural science company performed a trial to evaluate the use of OS in corn seed- coating applications. In most cases, OS treatments outperformed both their current standard treatment and their standard treatment combined with other biological products. The most striking advantage was that the OS program corn developed a fungus 3 weeks after harvest, while the conventionally grown corn developed the fungus 1 week prior to harvest. This result has given rise to a continuing study by the company to see if there is a role that the OS program may have in terms of “Integrated Disease Management.” A discussion on the potential of the company seeking a joint-patent for the product as a seed treatment technology was raised and is being pursued


Natural Health Place


The Natural Health Place conducted an experiment to determine the effect of using OceanSolution 2-0-3 on cabbage, clover, and radish sprouts. Sprouts were grown using only filtered water and were compared to sprouts grown using the same filtered water supplemented with OceanSolution 2-0-3. In all three cases, OceanSolution 2-0-3 increased yield by roughly 10%.
Learn more about this test - The Natural Health Place Sprouts


University of Florida


The University of Florida is currently testing the effects of OceanSolution on limpograss used for cattle grazing. Though the overall test is not complete, an early tissue analysis of the limpograss was taken to compare the internal composition of grass treated with OS to untreated grass. OceanSolution significantly increased the quantity of 9 out of 10 essential plant elements tested.
Learn more about this test- University of Florida


Kennesaw State University


Kennesaw State University tested to compare the nutritional contents of produce grown both hydroponically and in soil with OceanSolution and compared the nutritional content to that of standard store-bought equivalents. Check out the results from the first round of testing below.
See the results of the nutritional analysis


Planting Summer Vegetables


OceanSolution was used against a conventional fertility program on an Indiana alfalfa farm. Products were applied after cutting to 4 inches. OceanSolution doubled growth rate and raised the quality of the crop in almost every category.
See detailed results here



Partial Amino Acid Assay
Objective: To compare standard amino acid profiles of vegetables and grass fed two different nutrient solutions: OceanGrown™ Solution and the commercially available Grow Big Hydroponic.
Test: Partial Amino Acid Assay of ÿ Tomatoes ÿ Green Peppers ÿ Wheat Grass Test  
Conducted: From February to March 2001 by Woodson-Tenent Laboratories, Inc.; a division of Eurofins Scientific, Inc., Memphis Tennessee. 
Under the Supervision of: ABC Research Corporation, 3437 SW 24th Ave, Gainesville, FL 32607 Phone: 352-372-0436 Fax: 352-378-6483 
Methods: As set forth by the Association of Official Analytical Chemists in their Method Reference AOAC 982.30 using a Water Alliance 2690, Automatic Ionic Exchange Analyzer. 
Results: Tomatoes fed OceanGrown™ Solution had a greater concentration of 6 amino acids (from 50-100%) while 10 amino acids were equal and the commercial solution actually had an advantage for 2 amino acids (from 350%). 
Green Peppers fed OceanGrown™ Solution had a greater quantity of 12 amino acids (from 33-550%) while 4 amino acids were equal and the commercial solution actually had an advantage for 2 amino acids (from 50100%). 
Conclusion: With respect to the tomatoes and green peppers tested, those fed OceanGrown™ Solution provided a significantly higher concentration of amino acids than those fed commercial nutrient solution. 



Wheat Grass Elemental Analysis
Objective: To identify and quantify (PPM) as many elements as possible in Wheat Grass fed a nutrient solution comprised of OceanGrown™ Sea Solids.
Date(s) Test Conducted: May 3rd, 2001 
Laboratory: Thermo Elemental, 27 Forge Parkway, Franklin, MA 02038 www.thermoelemental.com (800) 229-4087 
Methods: After heating, the residue was filtered prior to dilution and introduction into ThermoElemental’s PQ ExCell ICP-MS (Inductively Coupled Plasma, Mass Spectrometer). 
While ICP-MS instruments do an extremely accurate measurement of trace elements, they, however are not designed to measure C, H, N, O, S, the Noble gases, or any of the Halogens. 
Results: Measurements were checked against NIST calibration standards with good correlation. 
Sixty elements were directly measured from Potassium at 52,712.5 parts per million to Indium at 2.5 parts per billion. 
Conclusions: If it is not in the nutrient solution, it will not be in the produce. 
Wheat grass grown with OceanGrown™ Sea Solids absorbs at least 60 elements. 



Wheat Grass Juice Stability Tests
Objective: To determine the refrigerated, non-pasteurized shelf life of wheat grass juice, obtained from wheat grass fed solely OceanGrown™ Solution.
Dates Tests Conducted: October 3rd thru 25th, 2002 
Laboratory: 
P.E.I. Food Technology Centre P.O. Box 2000, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada, C1A 7N8
Tel: 902-368-5548
Methods: Samples were taken daily and sampled for microbial analysis using the appropriate standard methods. Analysis was terminated once a microbial guideline was exceeded. Samples were analyzed for: Total Aerobic Plate Count (TAPC), Yeast and Mold, Total Sporeformers and Total Coliform/E. coli count. The presence of Listeria monocytogenes, E. coli 0157:H7 and Salmonella specie was determined upon initial opening of each jar of samples. The standard difference between the two treatments was computed for TAPC, Yeast and Mold, and Total Coliforms. 
Results: The microbial guidelines, which were taken from the “Health Protection Branch of Health and Welfare Canada Standards and Guidelines for Microbial Safety of Food – Interpretive Summary – Vol. 3” and similar to those of the USDA, were adapted based on the similarity to other products such as fresh cut vegetables. The guidelines were used to determine the wholesomeness, and therefore the shelf stability, of the samples upon storage at 4oC. E. coli was not detected nor were any other pathogens evident in any of the samples tested. 
“It can be concluded from the results that the wheatgrass samples were microbiologically stable up to the 12th day of storage at 4oC based on the level of Yeast and Mold, plus the 2 days in transit, for a total of 14 days. There was not much difference between the initial pH (6.0-6.5) and the final pH (5.9) to impact any microbial succession patterns in the product in storage. Based on the Yeast and Mold results, the wheatgrass samples are microbiologically shelf stable for 14 days upon storage at 4oC.” Prince Edward Island Food Technology Centre
Conclusions: This study indicates that wheat grass grown with OceanGrown™ Solution has a shelf life up to 14 days – compared to what most fresh organic juice providers consider the shelf life of their refrigerated wheatgrass juice to be 2-3 days, maximum. 



Wheat Grass Juice Stability Tests
Objective: To determine the refrigerated, non-pasteurized shelf life of wheat grass juice, obtained from wheat grass fed solely OceanGrown™ Solution.
Dates Tests Conducted: October 3rd thru 25th, 2002 
Laboratory: 
P.E.I. Food Technology Centre P.O. Box 2000, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada, C1A 7N8
Tel: 902-368-5548
Methods: Samples were taken daily and sampled for microbial analysis using the appropriate standard methods. Analysis was terminated once a microbial guideline was exceeded. Samples were analyzed for: Total Aerobic Plate Count (TAPC), Yeast and Mold, Total Sporeformers and Total Coliform/E. coli count. The presence of Listeria monocytogenes, E. coli 0157:H7 and Salmonella specie was determined upon initial opening of each jar of samples. The standard difference between the two treatments was computed for TAPC, Yeast and Mold, and Total Coliforms. 
Results: The microbial guidelines, which were taken from the “Health Protection Branch of Health and Welfare Canada Standards and Guidelines for Microbial Safety of Food – Interpretive Summary – Vol. 3” and similar to those of the USDA, were adapted based on the similarity to other products such as fresh cut vegetables. The guidelines were used to determine the wholesomeness, and therefore the shelf stability, of the samples upon storage at 4oC. E. coli was not detected nor were any other pathogens evident in any of the samples tested. 
“It can be concluded from the results that the wheatgrass samples were microbiologically stable up to the 12th day of storage at 4oC based on the level of Yeast and Mold, plus the 2 days in transit, for a total of 14 days. There was not much difference between the initial pH (6.0-6.5) and the final pH (5.9) to impact any microbial succession patterns in the product in storage. Based on the Yeast and Mold results, the wheatgrass samples are microbiologically shelf stable for 14 days upon storage at 4oC.” Prince Edward Island Food Technology Centre
Conclusions: This study indicates that wheat grass grown with OceanGrown™ Solution has a shelf life up to 14 days – compared to what most fresh organic juice providers consider the shelf life of their refrigerated wheatgrass juice to be 2-3 days, maximum. 


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