BOSTON, May 31, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Converted Organics Inc. (Nasdaq:COIN) announced today that field trials will be conducted using Converted Organics ™ GP and Converted Organics™ LC liquid fertilizers on several farms throughout the San Luis Valley in Southern Colorado. The trials will compare the effects of Converted Organics liquid fertilizers to the growers' standard treatments, and will measure organic matter of the soil and overall plant productivity. Converted Organics GP and Converted Organics LC will be applied to potato, barley and wheat fields on both conventional and organic farms.
"We've seen success using our fertilizers on potatoes and grains in Idaho, and are now applying what we've learned there to open up new market opportunities in Colorado," said David Flannery, Vice President of Sales & Marketing for Converted Organics. "The soils in the San Luis Valley tend to be sandy, highly alkaline, and are very low in organic matter. The trials being conducted with Converted Organics GP and Converted Organics LC are designed to greatly increase the organic matter content and improve overall productivity of the soil. We're confident that we'll see similar, or even improved, success with these field trials as we did with the Idaho trials," Flannery added.
Many of the farms participating in the field trials will be applying Converted Organics™ GP to potato and grain fields, looking to expand their organic production. Converted Organics™ LC fertilizer will be applied mainly on conventional fields, used as a soil amendment to add much needed organic matter to the dry, sandy and alkaline soil to help improve soil health and productivity.
The San Luis Valley produces 92% of Colorado's potatoes, 81% of the state's spring wheat, and 73% of the barley. The San Luis Valley is ranked in the top five potato producing areas in the United States, both in acres planted and production, and Colorado ranks as the second largest shipper of fresh market potatoes in the country.
About Converted Organics
Converted Organics' (Nasdaq:COIN) mission is to promote, develop and operate profitable, innovative, clean technologies that contribute to the improvement of our environment by use of sustainable business practices and the judicious use of natural resources. Converted Organics Inc. is currently composed of three primary lines of business at the intersection of Agriculture, Water and Waste Recycling. Each business contributes to our mission and uses sustainable business practices that protect and value the environment. The three lines of business are Organic Fertilizer (Converted Organics), Vertical Farming (TerraSphere Systems - www.terraspheresystems.com ), and Industrial Wastewater Treatment (Industrial Wastewater Resources).
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