Feb 23, 2012

Tomatoes all year round

Thank to Nevada....we got tomatoes all year long.

It is now possible to grow tomatoes in January in northern Nevada. This has been demonstrated by the partnership of SunScience Corporation and the DoubleTree Ranch research facility in Lovelock, NV. 

Together they carried out a project aimed at significantly extending the growing season to achieve year round planting.

When presented with the first ripe tomato on January 29th, U.S. Congressman Mark Amodei said, "It's great to see SunScience bring a combination of technology, renewable resources and increased agriculture production to Nevada, and across the country."

By adopting the new SunScience EMS system growers will be able to reap two additional harvests, increase revenue, control greenhouse climate effectively, conserve water and, most importantly, produce local produce off season. 

As a result of this validation, SunScience's president Dick Kelsey is very optimistic, saying, "We're now able to launch a technology that is going to dramatically increase food production, and energy management globally. This is why we were just selected as 'Entrepreneur of the Year' by the Reno Gazette Journal."

Source: www.marketwatch.com

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