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Written on behalf of Norris Farms (Wauchula, FL)
May 2012

   Norris Farms is a 900-acre citrus producer based in Wauchula, Florida that manages additional farms for other owners of approximately 6000 acres. Trials began in late spring of 2009 with 30 acres of young trees and have been expanding to 85 acres and currently 105 acres in the third year of tests. The trials are conducted using Norris’ full traditional, conventional protocol and adding the OceanGrown protocol to their own. As there was no reduction in the conventional Norris protocol yields had to improve to justify the additional expense of adding more nutrition. This early 2012 crop was generally better than the year before, however, the OceanGrown trial Valencia crop picked from January 2012 through February showed an improvement from 450 boxes last year to 600 boxes. Although the count for the non-trial control blocks is not yet counted, the owners feel that quality, appearance, and yield are better than the control. Norris has informed OceanGrown that it is now stepping up the program once again and is applying OceanGrown products over more acres with increased frequency beginning in March 2012. Conclusive multi-season evidence of improved performance will allow Norris Farms to expand the OceanGrown program to the Norris managed groves as well.


Mon Yee Ph.D. (Cal Poly University)
January 2012

Two varieties of citrus were used: Cara Cara oranges, and Golden Nugget mandarins. 4 replications were used with the trees being about 2years old. Spacing of the trees were 8 feet between trees and 10 feet between rows. Prior to foliar application with the OS Blend, all of the trees’ leaves appeared dulled and exhibited signs of chlorosis on the leaves. Application rate was 1:100 every three weeks. Results: After treatment with the OS Blend, all of the citrus trees appeared more vibrant and the new growth were dark green instead of chlorotic looking. Again, because the campus has U-Pick, yield data were difficult to obtain, and due to time constraints we were not able to test the fruits for their brix content for this initial trial. The treated trees were definitely more healthy looking; ocular estimates indicate that fruit set was more prolific compared to the non-treated trees.


From: Thelma Carlysle USDA

   Dear OceanGrown, I am excited about the potential for growth for OceanGrown. The "new growth" on those old YTD (young tree decline) sick trees represents a reversal at the tissue level. This is a positive sign for the citrus grower. Perhaps your treatment could be used just as well on other food crops, e.g., to retard insect infestation also. A vigorous tree or plant is definitely more resistant than less healthy plants. Good nutrition = good thoughts = more peace. Sincerely, Thelma Carlysle Biol. Res. Technician Agricultural Research Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture


From: Dane and Kip Scofield

   Dear OceanGrown, Dane and I wanted to personally thank you for giving us some valuable insight on plant physiology and nutrition. We, being among the brainwashed in traditional, conventional and commercial methodologies of plant health, have benefited greatly from the knowledge you have generously shared with us. It is quite an amazing thing to be in the citrus business for over 30 years and not be aware of the quickest and healthiest way to grow a citrus tree. By taking your advice and following your instructions, we achieved some fantastic results. Sincerely, Dane and Kip Scofield Half Circle L Ranch Partnership


From: Dean Steeves

   Before the spring: The property is located in Rancho Santa Fe, California (San Diego Area). The botanical garden (lawn, palms, trees, potted plants, citrus trees, flowers) is an on going project and a continuous enhancement to the property. The organic garden, which consists of five raised beds (6' x 12'), was started in 2003 and is really the reason why I am writing this testimonial. Let me first tell you a little about our raised beds: The soil: Organic formula topped by 2 inches of worm casting and organic compost. The irrigation system: 8 sprinklers per bed with independent valves connected through food grade PVC pipes to a DOsatron injection box, which dispenses a liquid organic nutrient called Biolink 333. The seeds: Organic seeds, mostly heirloom, from Seeds of Change. It seemed like all the perfect ingredients for a successful garden. It was a good harvest with some crops better than others in spite of the pests that we controlled, as you may have guessed, without chemical pesticide or any other kind of poisons. Spring 2006, and after: It is not until we discovered OceanSolution Formula that we realized what real potential this gardening adventure had. We hooked the concentrated solution to our Dosatron system (at a 100 to one ratio) and started watering the beds this spring and noticed some incredible changes right away such as: After turning the soil in each bed (post harvest), I could not find a single cut worm, where before the beds were full of them. The quality of the soil itself improved - the color was deeper, richer and looked healthier. The best news was - practically no bugs! Using OceanSolution resulted in healthier veggies, growing to their full potential and tasting even better. Fruit trees (citrus) - Seem to have twice the amount of fruits - again No Bugs! Flowers - Roses, Hydrangeas and Impatients increased in growth --- with the hydrangeas blooms tripling this year. And, after cutting, by placing the cut flowers in holding vases containing the same ratio of clean water to OceanSolution as was used to feed them while they were growing (100 parts clean water to 1 part OceanSolution), they stayed fresh-looking up to twice as long as the same variety cut flowers that had been grown without OceanSolution. The 'holding vase mix' was changed once every other day. Potted Plants - Fuller and greener. Palm Trees - after watering a practically dead palm tree for 3 weeks, I was able to revive it and transplant it successfully. We are just beginning our fall planting and we will be experimenting with different dilution ratios to see whether certain crops prefer more or less of the OceanSolution. But either way, there is no doubt in our minds that OceanSolution far exceeds any other option that one may have to achieve the best results.