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US (UT): Agricultural business enhances growth at the cellular level

Aqua-Yield in Draper made it to the 100th spot on the 2017 Entrepreneur 360 list of the best entrepreneurial companies in America. It was one of the only businesses addressing agriculture on the list — and the only Utah agriculture company. They are tackling plant growth from the microscopic level, hoping to improve the world’s food production.

Landon Bunderson, chief science officer at Aqua-Yield, explained that the medical research field has been exploring nanotechnology for many years, and Aqua-Yield is following that lead, but targeted to plant health.

“Using a nano particle, we can deliver nutrients more efficiently to the plant and leaves. This is a more targeted delivery system,” Bunderson said.

This results not only in a healthier plant, but one that requires less water and fertilizer. Clark Bell, Aqua-Yield CEO, said during their first trials on sod grass, the bluegrass sod grew six months faster than normal bluegrass. Bell said at this point, Aqua-Yield has also been applied to apples, alfalfa, cabbage, cilantro, citrus, corn, cotton, greenhouse hay, melons, onions, parsley, pecans, peppers, pistachios, spinach, tomatoes, turfgrass and vegetable starts.

Read more at the Daily Herald (Karissa Neely)

Publication date: 2/5/2018

 


 

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