IZC NEREA® nutrient trials

International Zeolite Nerea® Nutrient trials

OBJECTIVE:  The objective of this project was to examine the extent at which nutrient levels may be reduced in leachate from NEREA® media blends when used to grow a basil crop.  CHALLENGE:   International Zeolite Corporation (IZ) is an international marketer and supplier of natural zeolite and zeolite-infused products. Zeolite is a naturally occurring mineral found in volcanic ash that can be used for a number … Continue reading IZC NEREA® nutrient trials »

Miski Brewing

Miski Brewing

Quinoa Beer Product Development   Challenge: Miski Brewing is a family-owned company based in Barrie, Ontario that was born as a subsidiary of its parent company, Miski Organics, to take over its new beer production. Miski specializes in importing and processing dry goods, mainly superfoods, from Peru. As a Canadian agri-food company, their core values include environmental sustainability, organic, and fair-trade. Noticing a market gap … Continue reading Miski Brewing »

GrowDoc App Inc.

GrowDoc App Inc.

Project Objective: The objective of this study was to gather photo and video documentation of Cannabis sativa plants as they were subjected to boron deficiency and toxicity. The documentation will be used by GrowDoc App Inc. (GrowDoc) to improve their mobile application, which will help cannabis growers better discern nutrient deficiency and phytotoxicity. Challenge: GrowDoc’s current model has been trained on over 40,000 images of cannabis plant … Continue reading GrowDoc App Inc. »

Wild Lot Farm Distillery

Wild Lot Distillery - FBIC success story

CHALLENGE: The owners of Wild Lot Farm Distillery had a vision to build a new distillery that will offer craft small-batch spirits, novel RTD (ready-to-drink) spirit-based beverages and cocktails bitters. They wanted a portfolio of spirits that included vodka, gin, and RTD spirit-based beverages. Located on 35 acres of farmland in Prince Edward County, the facility contains 5000 square feet of converted space, a tractor … Continue reading Wild Lot Farm Distillery »

Terra Optima Labs Inc.

Terra Optima Labs Inc. - Success Story

PROJECT OBJECTIVE: The objective of this trial was to examine the effects of a novel soil amendment, a type of vermichar produced by Terra Optima, on the growth and health of leafy green and fruiting crops. CHALLENGE: Terra Optima Labs Inc. (Terra Optima) has created a circular system on-site at the Western Fair District (London, ON, operated by Western Fair Association), which can divert food … Continue reading Terra Optima Labs Inc. »

Earth One Inc.

CHALLENGE: EarthOne Inc. is a company focused on developing solutions that support a sustainable future. In one of their first products, they have developed the ‘Earth One Plant Monitor’. The Plant Monitor guarantees foliage, yield, and increased flowering. The software does the math, and the hardware brings all the sensors together. Using light, humidity, soil moisture, temperature, and pH sensors, EarthOne can provide a dashboard … Continue reading Earth One Inc. »