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Emergence Counts: Kochia and Lambsquarter had zero germination! Superior Weed Control!

Jul 17, 2023

Aiming to restore balance in the environment Contact Organics’ products controlling focus on unwanted plant growth while improving soil microbiology. According to the USDA Forest Service, there are an estimated 2,000 invasive and noxious weed species are already established in the United States. In a previous blog post, we focused on Tropical soda apple (TSA) treatment using the Weed Terminators. After witnessing the powerful effects of our nontoxic herbicide products on TSA seeds in Georgia, Contact Organics conducted a quick trial on a variety of weed species on a farm in Iowa last summer. The weeds were sprayed when the seed was close to full maturity on the mature weeds. While we did not do a side by side trial which would have been preferred, we were able to show we could have similar results to the TSA. We will be proceeding with a formal weed control trial.   Kochia and Lambsquarter had zero germination.   Kochia (Bassia scoparia) is an annual herbaceous plant that has a deep taproot and grows 1.6 to 4.9 feet tall. Kochia stems are upright and spreading with many branches. Kochia flowers are small and green, grouped in clusters in the upper leaf axils and on terminal spikes (Washington State Noxious Weed Control Board).   Common Lambsquarters (Chenopodium album L.) is a summer annual weed that emerges in the spring sets seed in late summer/fall and dies. The common lambsquarters is and early emerger producing between 30,000 to 176,000 seeds/plant. The average seed production is 72,500 […]

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Contact Organics at the Common Ground Premiere – Tribeca Film Festival

Jun 20, 2023

As an innovative developer, marketer, and distributor of a revolutionary bioherbicide range of products, Contact Organics, joined the movement supporting regenerative agriculture. Contact Organics’ Managing Director Frank Glatz was invited to the launch of Common Ground film at the Tribeca Film Festival. The Tribeca Festival is a synonym for creative expression and entertainment. The Tribeca Film Festival is annual event that brings artists and diverse audiences together to celebrate storytelling in all its forms, such as film, TV, music, audio storytelling, games etc. Common Ground was a resounding success at the Tribeca Film Festival and won the Human/Nature Award. Regenerative agricultural practices are in line with Contact Organics’ core philosophy – working with nature to revitalize the soil with a safe and effective weed control alternatives. Contact Organics, along with many other dedicated regenerative agriculture supporters are at the center of this revolutionary movement. From Kiss the Ground filmmakers Rebecca and Josh Tickell, Common Ground, is narrated by Laura Dern, and presents an urgent message about the poisonous practices within American food systems. Common Ground emphasizes the need to face the reality of our food systems and how profits and power are the driving force behind them. Common Ground is a brilliant movie featuring amazing regenerative farmer Gabe Brown and educator Ray Archuleta, that are on the Global Advisory Board of Contact Organics. If you have not seen Kiss the Ground, please check it out, and then get ready to see Common Ground! Common Ground is supported by actors like Laura Dern, […]

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Happy Earth Day 2023

Apr 20, 2023

Home is where the heart is. We all have our individual homes, we can and sometimes may choose to change our individual homes. But we only have one global home, one home that belongs to everyone equally, one home that we cannot change, one home that we are all equally liable for: Our Earth!  The truth is: the natural world is changing. And we are totally dependent on that world. It provides our food, water and air. It is the most precious thing we have and we need to defend it.             Sir David Attenborough Earth Day is about cherishing our global home a little more, it is a reminder to dedicate more of our time, resources, and energy to loving our Earth. Earth Day – April 22, 2023 – marks 53 years since the start of the modern environmental movement. Wondering what can you do and where to start? Here are a few tips. Gather some information about a topic affecting Earth! Either learn more about something that you care such as planting trees, or recycling, or learn about a completely new topic for example how to protect  our pollinators. Find a big movement and be a part of it, volunteer or donate! Or find a small movement in your local community and join. Maybe you have an idea about how to help and support our planet? Gather up your group and put that idea into action. Many small actions will lead to big changes! […]

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Spring in your garden or field!

Apr 5, 2023

The cold weather is now behind us. Spring has arrived! The sunny warm weather brings many beautiful changes. Flowers are blossoming, birds are singing and life is growing all around.  Your soil is ready to grow your flowers/crops/fruits/vegetables. Take the necessary steps to ensure you achieve your goals this spring season. Things you could do to in your garden/field: Clear out the debris left over from winter Prepare the soil Define what you want to plant based on your location and local flora and fauna Outline the execution of your plan, weather permitting (have a backup plan just in case) Plan how will you manage your plants Enjoy the process Lush green gardens and lawns are part of the American culture and image. American people and numerous gardening businesses work hard every year to  keeping our gardens/lawns looking great. An important component of keeping your garden/field looking healthy is to have healthy soil and good eco-system. Choosing the right plants, taking the correct steps and choosing good products will add up to a garden/field that has never looked better. A healthy garden/field is welcoming oasis to native insects, birds and wildlife. Nature gives us life and deserves our utmost respect. Some steps that we can take to support nature: Being gentle with our American soil Selecting plants that support biodiversity in your area Minimizing our impact to nature by choosing sustainable and ecofriendly practices and products Can you learn some new innovative ways to support nature? Be involved in your […]

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Tropical Soda Apple Treatment Report

Mar 9, 2023

Contact Organics aims to restore balance in the environment by creating products that focus on improving soil microbiology while controlling unwanted plant growth. An estimated 2,000 invasive and noxious weed species are already established in the United States (USDA Forest Service). Tropical soda apple (TSA), Solanum viarum Dunal (Solanaceae) native weed of Southeastern Brazil, Northeastern Argentina, Paraguay, and Uruguay currently invading Florida and other Southern USA states, is causing damages in the millions of dollars, impacting grasslands and natural ecosystems. TSA was first reported in the USA in 1988, in Glades County, Florida (Coile 1993, Mullahey and Colvin 1993). With the raping spread rate, TSA is causing great damage and is a major concern for Florida and other Southern States. Statewide economic impacts were estimated to range from $6.5 million to $16 million annually, and this is only considering the impact to beef cattle producers, yet there was evidence that TSA was causing ecological damage in natural areas by displacing native plants and disrupting ecological integrity (Medal, J.C. & Overholt, William & Charudattan, Raghavan & Mullahey, & Gaskalla, & Diaz, Rodrigo & Cuda,. (2012). Tropical Soda Apple Management Plan 2012. University of Florida-IFAS, 1st edition. Gainesville, Florida. 86p.). The plant invades hammocks, ditch banks, and roadsides, where it out-competes native plants (Langeland & Burks 1998).   Tropical soda apple, as many other invasive weeds, can successfully be controlled using the weed control alternative – Contact Organics Weed Terminator 20 & Contact Organics Boost superior combo.   Mervin Martin from Kraut […]

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Contact Organics products are FREE from Glyphosate, AMPA, Paraquat, Diquat, Chlormequat, Glufosinate, shows an independent lab analysis! No Pesticides in the Weed Terminator & Boost combo were also detected!

Jun 8, 2022

Contact Organics is dedicated to providing the highest quality nontoxic weed control products to its customers and ultimately to the environment. By creating products that focus on improving soil micro-biology while controlling unwanted plant growth, we aim is to restore balance in the environment. Stop using toxic herbicide formulations to control weeds and choose a better, smarter, innovative, glyphosate-free alternative, a soil-health-focused herbicide that’s both effective and safe. Keep toxic chemicals out of the soil, out of our food chain. Through this approach, we can help to remove toxins from our food, thereby bringing back balance to our bodies.   We know the ingredients our products are made from and how they affect or in our case do not affect nature. It is important to be able to independently prove all our claims. Consequently, Contact Organics sent a randomly selected sealed container of our Weed Terminator 20 and Boost to an independent lab for analysis of any type of synthetic herbicide. Did we have prove that we provide a safe weed control solution? No! But we care to show to our current and future customers that by selecting the Weed Terminator and Boost superior combo, they will eliminate unwanted vegetation and yet will not harm people, animals or our environment,. Our products are designed to work with nature and to against it.   The lab results prove that Contact Organics products are FREE from Paraquat, Diquat, Chlormequat, and Glufosinate. The certificate of analysis can be found, here.   What is […]

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