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8:54 am
Mon February 25, 2013

Salisbury University to Test GreatGrow Seeds

Dr. Sam Geleta, Department of Biological Sciences, Salisbury University
Dr. Sam Geleta, Department of Biological Sciences, Salisbury University
Credit salisbury.edu

GreatGrow Maryland is teaming up with Salisbury University to test whether its soil additive can increase crop yields while reducing nutrients that pollute the Chesapeake Bay.

It has taken ten years to fine tune the ingredients and the company only has been able to supply limited quantities to growers.

The company says its mixture of microbes and other naturally occurring materials can boost yields by as much as 50 percent.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that a trio of Salisbury University researchers led by soil scientist Samuel Geleta will test just how well GreatGrow crops perform.