A CHEMICAL ENGINEER who calls himself an innovator has come up with a cocktail of plant growth stimulants that has been proven to produce high yields in various crops. The fellow is Caysing Tan, 76, who has been doing his own research and experiments in his four-hectare farm in Cavite.
He used to be in the electronics business, but the financial crisis in 1997 forced him to shift business. He then went into the distribution of farm machinery and equipment, addressing the needs of smallholder farmers. He also conducted research on how to lower the cost of fertilizing different crops, including vegetables, fruit trees, rice, corn, and many more.
Today, he is ready to share to the farming community a cocktail of three concoctions of plant growth stimulants that he started using in his farm as early as ten years ago. His BioNature Cocktail consists of SW++, BM10, and Wood Vinegar.
SW++ is a special formulation of seaweed extract specially obtained to maximize its beneficial properties that contain several natural plant growth hormones, enriched with beneficial microbes, and special micronutrients. BM10, on the other hand, is composed of special types of beneficial microbes that produce a “nitrogen-fixing bacteria” effect. It breaks down the nutrients in the soil for easy absorption by the plants, enabling the farmer to save on fertilizers. In addition, it makes compacted soils softer so that oxygen becomes more available to the roots. This makes the plants more resistant to drought.
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