Byron McDaniel, Gleaner Writer
A FORMER professor of human biology at New York State University has introduced a new organic plant supplement, referred to as nano-gro, that can improve crop production.
Dr. Emil Golub, the chief executive officer of Agro-Nanotechnology Cooperation based in the United States, explained that "I got the idea while doing cancer research. The biological law of more oxygen for growth, like in cancer, and using water memory of chemicals to mutate and to provide stimulation to plants increase growth and at an average of 20-30 per cent and up to 50 per cent."
"Using nano-gro enables the plant to depend less on favourable weather conditions to grow," he explained further. In addition, Dr. Golub said the product stimulates growth, enhances taste, causes fruits to ripen in a shorter time, and is cost-effective. The supplement is applied to the plant by dissolving the non-toxic pellets in water in a single application.
The scientist and his group toured a farm operated by the Christiana Potato Growers Association in Devon, Manchester, last Tuesday, where the product was used to grow sweet potatoes as part of a demonstration exercise. Alvin Murray, president of the association, had high praises for the new product, but said it was too early to comment on the benefits of nano-gro.