TORONTO, ON / ACCESSWIERE / June 13, 2020 / Toronto based CO2 GRO Inc. ("CO2 GRO") (TSXV:GROW)(OTCQB:BLONF)(Frankfurt:4021) is excited to share the results of the CO2 Delivery Solutions™ trial deployed at a Colombia rose greenhouse commercial facility that commenced in December 2021.
The first Colombia rose trial is spearheaded by a leading global industrial CO2 gas supplier ("Gas Supplier") whose identity remains confidential at this time along with the name and location of the rose grower facility.
CO2 GRO is proud to share that in the four months that the study initially ran for, a total rose production increase of 8% has been observed. More importantly, high-grade high value roses realized a 21% production increase. High-grade roses are over 55 cm in stem length and have 6 cm wide flower buds.
Further, treated rows of rose plants in the greenhouse facility also saw a 75% reduction in powdery mildew spread compared to the control group.
The trial is set to continue until the end of 2022.
"The trial has proved that our value proposition goes beyond simply increasing plant yields. Our CO2 Delivery Solutions technology helped increase the percentage of high-grade high value roses also. Our technology could benefit protected growers of other types of flowers, fruits, vegetables and other plants such as medicinal, to realizer greater value for a higher percentage of high-quality plants grown - enabling higher gross margins," said Aaron Archibald, VP Sales and Strategic Initiatives.
"We expect results from the second phase of this rose trial to improve with refined protocols. We also look forward to replicating these initial results at our second Colombian rose trial and a first Ecuador rose trial that we expect to commence soon."
About CO2 GRO Inc.
CO2 GRO Inc. is a People, Planet, and Prosperity-focused precision ag-tech, clean-tech company.
We are on a mission to transform 600-billion sq. ft. of protected fruit & vegetable growth facilities so they can increase yield by 30% and feed half a billion more people around the world.
Our proprietary technology mists an aqueous CO2 solution directly onto plants in protected growth facilities. This enriches crops with CO2 , suppresses the growth of micro-pathogens, and increases high-yield, high-quality varieties of produce. Because our CO2 Delivery Solutions™ technology replaces atmospheric gassing, growers can lower their CO2 gas consumption by over 90%, reduce their ecological footprint, and lower production costs.
We support the protected food crop community in all seven continents and also work with floriculturists and growers of medicinal & non-food varieties of plants.
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