Genetic Remediation with GrowPro and RootPro.

Posted by on Aug 5, 2008 in Blog

Genetic Remediation with GrowPro and RootPro.

Over the years, many of our farmers use our products on seed stock because of our results of increased germination rates.

We received several complaints from seed growers who stated they planted GMO varieties only to find that the seed companies would not take the crops when they where treated with Grow and Root Pro. As a result, we decided to start testing the products to see if they could reduce cross contamination in corn. This test was conducted by Prairie Hybrids in Deer Grove IL. Three rows where planted with a row of GMO corn in the middle and conventional seed corn to either side. The product was applied at different times during the plants life cycle. The final test at which point the seed itself was sprayed afterward. The earlier the application of the product, the lower the transference of GMO genes.

ABC ORGANICS test schedule

Test 1  Grow and Root Pro added to starter fertilizers. Test 3  Grow Pro applied at tassel stage.

Test 2  Grow Pro spray applied 3 weeks post emergence. Test 4  Grow pro applied to seed after harvest.

ABCgmoResults

  • List Of Genes and their functions.
  • C1:Cry1Ab- Confers insect resistance. Derived from Bacillus Thuringiensis
  • RRCP4 EPSPS- Round Up Ready Gene. Derived from Pseudomans aeruginosa..
  • C3:Cry3Bb- Confers resistance to the Corn Rootworm. Derived from Bacillus Thuringiensis.
  • 1F:Cry 1F- Confers resistance to the Corn Rootworm. Derived from Bacillus Thuringiensis
  • LP: PAT/pat- Confers resistance to Gluphosinates. Derived from soil bacteria.
  • 34: Cry34- Confers resistance to the Corn Rootworm. Derived from Bacillus Thuringiensis
  • 3A: mCry3A-Confers resistance to the Corn Rootworm. Derived from Bacillus Thuringiensis
  • C2: Cry2A- Confers resistance to the Corn Rootworm. Derived from Bacillus Thuringiensis
  • VP:VIP3A- Confers resistance to the Corn Rootworm. Derived from Bacillus Thuringiensis

Summary

This test shows that GrowPro can reduce genetic transfer from GMO’s. Early application of the product is preferable. It seems likely that GrowPro spreads through the soil. As the test and control were planted on either side, this test suggests that some of the bacteria may have migrated or been carried by the spray into the control area. The #4 test was planted too far away from the other controls for GrowPro to have spread through the soil. All other test show reduction of GMO genes in the control in comparison to test #4. Test #4 is in line with expected percentages of cross pollination.

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