In a statement, the company said the commercial feasibility will be conducted on about 2,000 square feet of citrus tree young plants (also known as liners) using a CO2 Delivery Solutions system integrated with an existing fogging system.
The primary focus of the commercial feasibility is to assess CO2 Delivery Solutions' impact on the growth acceleration of the liners to commercial maturity.
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TreeSource Citrus Nursery is a full-service commercial citrus nursery that serves the California citrus industry and greenhouse growers around the world.
CO2 GRO noted that TreeSource is part of the AC Foods family of companies, currently operating nearly 20,000 acres of grapes, citrus, blueberries, and tree nuts across California, the Pacific Northwest, and Australia. AC Foods seeks to infuse regenerative management practices into a rapidly evolving food system to pursue its vision of a world, where everyone has access to better, healthier food.
“We are very excited to be working with TreeSource Citrus Nursery. Their focus on regenerative management practices aligns with our technology and company's focus on ESG,” said Aaron Archibald, vice president of sales and strategic alliances for Toronto-based CO2 GRO.
“We have another commercial feasibility underway in South Africa on high-value macadamia tree liners. The benefits of CO2 Delivery Solutions for nurseries are faster growth bringing liners to market sooner, as well as potentially more developed rooting, which helps the propagators' customers with stronger plants. Like most of our protected agriculture customers, the ROI on investing in our technology is significant for grower profits, the planet and people."
CO2 GRO's proprietary CO2 Delivery Solutions technology is revolutionizing the global 600 billion square foot protected agriculture industry. It creates a saturated CO2 solution that when misted onto plants provides growers that cannot gas with CO2 the opportunity to increase plant yields by up to 30% and profits by up to 100%.
Applying saturated CO2 also suppresses the development of pathogens such as E.coli and powdery mildew, helping to reduce crop losses.
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