Bookmark Jamaica-Gleaner.com
Go-Jamaica Gleaner Classifieds Discover Jamaica Youth Link Jamaica
Business Directory Go Shopping inns of jamaica Local Communities

Home
Lead Stories
News
Business
Sport
Commentary
Letters
Entertainment
Farmer's Weekly
What's Cooking
Caribbean
International
Eye on Science
The Star
E-Financial Gleaner
Overseas News
The Voice
Communities
Hospitality Jamaica
Google
Web
Jamaica- gleaner.com

Archives
1998 - Now (HTML)
1834 - Now (PDF)
Services
Find a Jamaican
Library
Live Radio
Weather
Subscriptions
News by E-mail
Newsletter
Print Subscriptions
Interactive
Chat
Dating & Love
Free Email
Guestbook
ScreenSavers
Submit a Letter
WebCam
Weekly Poll
About Us
Advertising
Gleaner Company
Contact Us
Other News
Stabroek News

US professor finds new organic plant supplement
published: Thursday | March 23, 2006

Byron McDaniel, Gleaner Writer

WALDERSTON, Manchester:

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.

More Farmer's Weekly



Print this Page

Letters to the Editor

Most Popular Stories





Copyright 1997-2006 Gleaner Company Ltd.
Contact Us | Privacy Policy | Disclaimer | Letters to the Editor | Suggestions | Add our RSS feed
Home - Jamaica Gleaner