DEVELOPING A NEW ORGANIC FERTILIZER TO

BOOST HARVEST

OUTPUT IN CALIFORNIA

Capability: Market Innovation

Axiom Tools: New Product DevelopmentEngineering Feasibility

Business Objective

  • Create an OMRI certified fertilizer that improves efficacy of nutrient uptake and increases harvest output

Strategy

  • Create a nutrient platform based on carbohydrates and beneficial microbes
  • Source proprietary ingredients and formulation
  • Execute test protocol on fruits, vegetables, grasses and other crops in partnership with UC Davis

Results

  • Product development and commercialization completed in less than 24 months
  • Testing demonstrated 17-25% increases in crop weight
  • Product is in distribution at the two leading West coast nutrient suppliers
Harvesting Blackberries

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