Premier Tech Growers and Consumers
Increasing crop quality through biotechnology
In 2023, California Transplants — a company specializing in vegetable transplant seedlings for the agriculture field grown market — improved the quality and uniformity of its vegetable transplants by selecting a PRO-MIX® growing medium. This unique growing medium includes a biological active ingredient, namely a natural control agent developed and produced by Premier Tech that reduces root diseases and improves plant growth.
California Transplants previously blended its own growing medium for its transplants but, in the fall of 2022, followed the recommendations of agronomic specialists at Premier Tech Growers and Consumers to use a PRO-MIX® BIO-FUNGICIDE™ growing medium, a product that draws on Premier Tech’s industry-leading biotechnology expertise.
Healthier, stronger, and more productive plants
Developed by Premier Tech, the natural strain of bacterium used for biofungicide stimulates plant growth and provides pathogen resistance by forming a biofilm around the root system to prevent root diseases. This presence in the growing medium results in healthier, stronger, and more productive plants. The effectiveness of PRO-MIX® BIO-FUNGICIDE™ growing medium has been renowned in the vegetable transplant market for many years.
— Developed by Premier Tech, the natural strain of bacterium used for biofungicide stimulates plant growth and provides pathogen resistance by forming a biofilm around the root system to prevent root diseases. —
Drawing on its history and performance data, the Premier Tech Growers and Consumers team supported California Transplants in every step of their transition from conventional to biotech growing media. As a result of the change, the Newman, California-based company obtained healthier crops that require less maintenance and improved its overall performance.
It is a significant benefit for an organization with 1.8 million square feet of greenhouse space to manage.
“Crops now require less care and less watering, which is especially important in light of labour shortages and the water rights and costs that often affect the region.”
— Scott Thornton, vice-president sales — professional horticulture for North America, at Premier Tech Growers and Consumers.
“In just a few months, we could see the benefits and full potential of biotech growing medium for our crops. PRO-MIX® BIO-FUNGICIDE™ growing medium provided better-quality and more uniform transplants for our clients.”
— Robbie Johnson, general manager at California Transplants