ODC™ (Organic Disease Control) a natural biocontrol
& BEYOND Plant Amendment - what users have to say.....

Tested on plants aboard NASA's space shuttle & MIR space station
Proven effective - increases plant growth and yields!
Make your garden & home pesticide-free!

Testimony Letters, Comments and Photos
from gardeners just like you
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Biocontrol Products
All natural & non-toxic
 Proven aboard NASA's shuttle,
hobbyists, florists & farmers
 Activate plants naturally
Better than fertilizing!
Its not a fertilizer or pesticide
ODC for Ag production including hay, corn, beans, onion and potatoes
 Safe for indoors and outdoors
We have years of field data & NASA data on line
ODCGrow MORE Faster
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Flower growers know what ODC and BEYOND can do - see for yourself
Intensify mineral uptake and grow more
vibrantly gorgeous blooms & foliage with
ODC/BEYOND - we do!  Floral Weddings
   * cut flowers last 50% longer   Plus you get more cut flowers too!
   Roses (long stem)...................  40% 
   African violets & mums..   11%
ODC™  is agriculture's  best kept secret!
Organic growers and farmers tell us ...
 Crop yields                  % increase
          potato (#1 grade)...........   41% 
           tomato........................   71%
           chili - pepper............ 100%
ODC™  fortifies plant metobolics to yield more
Natural biocontrols can increase yields and antioxidant levels in fruits and vegetables
         bean......260% see corn yields

"I put some of that 'Beyond' on some seeds a few days ago and
last night they looked like they were trying to get out of the container.
Wow. Huge root structures in just a couple of days."

Paul Knopp
National Arbor Day Foundation


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Received 7/19/2000
To whom it may concern,

    I have worked as a licensed pest control operator for a major interior
plantscape company, in west central Florida, for twenty years. Over this time
I have used most traditional methods to combat pests and pathogens with mixed
results. I welcome the approach taken by Aeroponics International with such 
products as ODC & Beyond.

    I have used ODC for a year now and find that it is helpful in easing
plant stress due to changing environments and working to increase the
efficacy of more traditional pest control methods by actuating the plants
natural defense mechanisms.

    With the trend by government agencies to phase out the chemical arsenal
used against plant pests. Products like ODC & Beyond may become the wave of
the future.

                            David Smith
                            Plant Care Mgr.
                            TruGreen Interior PlantCare
                            Largo, Florida
                            (727) 544-8025 Fax (727) 546-1493

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Report to NASA
 by BioServe (located on the campus of the University of Colorado, Boulder, CO)

Report Date: 7/31/98 

Mission Report: NASA 6 / Mir Space Station 

Subject: Anti-fungal properties of ODC 

I. Background
Aeroponics International, formerly EnviroGen, Inc., of Berthoud, Colorado, has been exploring the elicitation of a plantís own natural defense systems to fend off fungal pathogen attacks.  They place the plant in contact with a naturally occurring compound that elicits the production of fungal fighting compounds within the plant.  BioServe has been involved in plant growth experiments in space almost since the Centerís inception in 1987. Research conducted by BioServe researchers may indicate that seedlings grown in space develop fewer lignified vascular elements and less lignin overall (Campbell et al. 1996). Previous research on mung bean sprouts demonstrated similar results (Cowles et al. 1994). This research indicates a shift in the plants metabolic pathways.  This could be a result of a number of factors including influences on environmental parameters induced by the experimental hardware, or potentially part of the gravitropic sensory and response mechanisms, or, most intriguing, a decrease in mechanical loading due to the microgravity environment. Based on these and other initial studies, Aeroponics International is interested how the hypothesized shift in metabolic pathways would affect the elicitation of the antifungal response during space flight.  This interest is both to better understand the underlying mechanisms of the elicitation as well as the applicability of this technology for use in future advanced life support food production systems for long term space missions. 

II. Objective / Hypothesis 
The objective of this experiment was to determine whether or not the antifungal response of the plants was maintained during spaceflight. Of even greater interest is whether or not Aeroponic Internationalís elicitor induced the same response on plants grown in space as it did for plants on the ground. The hypothesis is that plants grown in space, with and without the elicitorís influence, will show greater production of antifungal compounds. 

III. Results 
Along with the experiments that were conducted aboard Mir during NASA 6, concurrent ground control experiments were conducted at SpaceHab in Cape Canaveral, Florida. Adzuki beans were selected as the test subject due to slower growth characteristics than Mung beans providing higher mission success probability in the event of return mission delays. The experiment included untreated controls as well as the treated experiments with varying elicitor levels to investigate dose responses of the plants in the two different gravitational environments. Most of the seedlings were returned alive to Earth and have undergone biochemical assay to determine the extent of the elicitation. One set of seedlings was fixed on orbit and is undergoing further analysis to determine differences in plant structure and the effect of low gravity on the gravisensing cells (statocytes) of the treated and control seedlings. 

In general the seeds sprouted quite well both on Earth and onboard Mir.  The Mir-grown seedlings tended to exhibit more growth than those grown on Earth.  Though no fungal challenge was intentionally introduced into the plants, we did see fungal infection of several of the seedlings.  Preliminary visual analysis indicated that the seedlings that were pretreated with the elicitor exhibited less fungal infection than the untreated seeds.  This was true for both flight and ground experiments.  Biochemical analysis has supported this finding and has further shown these plants have retained their fungal fighting abilities and the elicitor has maintained its effectiveness in microgravity.  Further analysis is still being performed on the fixed samples to determine structural differences in the seedlings. 

IV. Conclusions 
This experiment suggests that plants can retain their fungal fighting abilities during growth in microgravity.  Further, the elicitation of antifungal  compounds by Aeroponics Internationalís proprietary elicitor and delivery system exhibits the same dose response both on the ground and during space flight. 

V. Terrestrial applications of the findings 
There is tremendous terrestrial application of this technology.  Fungal pathogen infection is a major cause of crop failure around the world. Widespread use of pesticides raises crop production costs and has potentially dramatic health concerns.  Aeroponics Internationalís elicitor technology with their unique, patented delivery system can improve food safety and ground-water quality, as well as reduce farming cost. 

This and future studies will help the company perfect its delivery system for a variety of crops including potatoes, wheat, barley, tomatoes, rice and soybeans. These experiments are also a potentially important part of NASAís search for viable strategies to grow food plants on long term space flights or on future bases on other planets or moons. 

VI. Photos
Photos from the Mir Space Station/Kennedy Space Center ODC Tests



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ODC™ Testimonial Letter

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Received: 7/20/98 

Dear Sirs: 

I am a senior research (bio)chemist (Ph.D. ISU -Prof. French). I have Neutriceuticals, Novel, and Functional Food Experience....I have benn trying ODC and have success with hemp, geraniums, and some other plants. Working great! 


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Received 4/20/99

Dear Sirs:

Here are photos from my granddaughter's class (center front row) using ODC in their gardening experiments. 
The results are AMAZING! Your ODC product really works, the ODC treated seed/plants are in the front and 
the control pots are in the back of the photo.


PS: I compared ODC on my azelas too, here is a photo showing the benefits. It produced the best flowers 
I've ever seen!


Received 4/16/99

Dear Sir:

I used ODC on my  sick plants - this stuff did the job of reviving them! Please send me a case (12 bottles) of ODC - I am 
telling everyone about your product.

G. B.

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See Related Information:

 Biocontrol info:

            Biocontrol Brochure

            BEYOND All Natural Plant Amendmentô Brochure

           Testimony Letters

            Purchase ODC™ / Beyond  directly from Aeroponics International

           NASA/Mir Space Station Test Data:  ODC is effective in promoting plant growth

Purchase ODC / Beyond  Biocontrols and Aeroponic Units and Systems


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