Visiting with Garden Solution Fans in South Carolina

By Al Traynor

We’re here in South Carolina this week, visiting with friends after attending the Carolina Farm Stewardship Association’s Sustainable Agriculture Conference in Greenville.

The Carolinas are a special place for us because they provided the first testing ground for Inocucor’s Garden Solution product. During our trip, we had a chance to reconnect with our friends at Clemson University and with nearby growers who were part of Garden Solution trials.

A special treat was to visit with Allison Forehand of Sprout Inc. (formerly Salkehatchie Greenhouses) — South Carolina’s first greenhouse to receive organic certification.

Allison has become a Garden Solution true believer. She started testing Garden Solution on Sprout’s organic vegetable transplants in August. The increased germination rates, plant vigor and yields led her to start using Garden Solution on conventional transplants as well.

This month, she started a field trial of watermelons that will get a boost from Garden Solution. For that trial, she’s collaborating with Gilbert Miller, a horticulturalist at Clemson’s Edisto Research and Education Center. The Center’s mission is to work with the region’s farmers to improve yields and conserve natural resources.

We’ll keep you informed about that and other field tests in future posts.


Inocucor Technologies Inc., based in Montreal, is an ag biotech company that develops sustainable biological products for agriculture targeting the phyto-microbiome—the seeds, plants, root systems and the soil surrounding them. Inocucor’s first-generation product, Garden Solution®, soon to be re-branded as Synergro, employs live microbes to actively improve the health of the entire phyto-microbiome. Its second product, Synergro Free and future generations of Inocucor products are powerful biological formulations for bio-stimulation, bio-fertility and bio-control targeting mainstream production agriculture.

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