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SumaGreen presently has distributors in roughly half the states so if you are interested in Distributing the product for us please contact us and join the SumaGreen team.  Help farmers all over enjoy the Profitable way of farming while helping our environment become more chemical FREE of polluting fertilizer run off in our waterways.  Let's give mother earth back her Healthy Soil again.


SumaGreen
currently has clients in the majority of the US states as well as a few countries from Organic Farms to small gardeners and organizations that sell fruits and veggies at local farmer's markets to large scale farmers and LCO's.

2016

Award winner on the "PITCH TANK" against 860 other companies.   The very notable judges were Steve Forbes (Forbes Media), Kevin Harrington (original Shark in Shark Tank) and John Mackey (Co-founder of Whole Foods).  the quote of the day was from John Mackey saying "Do NOT sell out to Monsanto".  He also went on to say the our technology is "BETTER THAN ORGANIC"


2015

SumaGrow Selected as Google “moonshot”

Hattiesburg, MS, January 30, 2015 - The Google driven Solve for X (SFX) has chosen a new “moonshot” project that has the potential to change the future of farming and it is called SumaGrow.

As one of the four finalists selected by the Google Developer Group (GDG) North Jersey, the microbial technology of SumaGrow was chosen, in part, for its ability to reduce the use of chemical fertilizer, increase the quality and quantity of foods, recover unusable land and protect water resources.

“We’ve been completely blown away by the level of talent that we’ve discovered during the course of this regional search,” said Todd Nakamura, founder of GDG North Jersey. “We’ve met visionaries who are bringing education to remote areas of the world, addressing the global issue of CO2 emissions from many different angles, working on technology to bring clean drinking water to areas where it previously wasn’t possible, and even a breakthrough in cancer research.” First introduced in 2012 with two events, the company has since expanded the SFX initiative to 12 events hosted by partners worldwide. Google chose two U.S. sites, one being the East Coast competition spearheaded by GDG North Jersey.

Lou Elwell, CEO of Bio Soil Enhancers, Inc. (BSEI), the manufacturer SumaGreen, will present the technology at the final regional event on the New Brunswick campus of Rutgers University on February 2 and may be invited to present at a special event in front of an audience consisting of such notables as Google founders Larry Page, Sergey Brin and “Captain of Moonshots” Astro Teller. All the finalists featured in this main event will have their 12-minute presentation posted on the SFX site.

"Presenting to professionals from science and technology fields who have a working knowledge of what we do is exciting. It was very encouraging to see that the audience "got it" and understood the significance of what our products can do,” Elwell said after presenting the technology of SumaGrow at the preliminary SFX event at Montclair State University in December.

SumaGrow is an award-winning microbial blend found in agricultural products worldwide that allows farmers to successfully transition from chemical based growing methods to more sustainable, biological methods without losing yields. SumaGrow technology replaces or reintroduce vital soil microorganisms that are lost or damaged by conventional farming methods including the overuse of chemical based fertilizers and pesticides and the removal of organic matter when crops are harvested.

“Being recognized by Google is noteworthy,” Elwell said. “Our company has reached an exciting stage of steady growth in sales and brand recognition. It is very rewarding to see that our hard work is paying off.”

BSEI was awarded the 2014 Mississippi Governor’s Awards for Excellence in Exporting in December, and was ranked 2nd and 4th consecutively on the 2013 and 2014 Inc. 500 list of fastest growing private U.S companies in manufacturing. BSEI increased international sales by 1,245% since 2013 and recently added Brazil, Bulgaria, China, Greece, Hungary, Nigeria, Philippines, Romania, Thailand and Vietnam to its already impressive list of international exports. Additionally, BSEI gained sales, distribution and manufacturing rights in New Zealand.

“Our increase in sales and growth are a direct reflection of our product’s performance,” said Wayne Wade, President of BSEI. “We have an excellent team who has worked hard to get us where we are and who continues to ensure that we manufacture the highest quality products for the highest quality crops.”

The technology of SumaGrow was recognized by Popular Science in 2011 as the Grand Award Winner in the Green category for its ability to increase forage yields and decrease fertilizer and water inputs; won the Illinois Yield Challenge in the district it was entered in 2011; was highlighted by Popular Science magazine in 2009 as a solution to address the world’s exploding food needs; and has been recognized by Forbes.com, Hemispheres Magazine, and Corn & Soybean Digest among others.

And what about this latest opportunity with Solve for X? “We have a very real challenge ahead of us, and SumaGreen is part of the solution. We look forward to introducing our products to a new audience and developing relationships that forward our mission of leaving a legacy of good stewardship to the generations that follow us,” said Wade.

SFX is a global initiative from Google seeking pioneers in science and technology who have bold solutions for monumental challenges, and these life-changing projects are called “moonshots.” To qualify for a “moonshot” the idea has to solve a big problem; has to be a radical, science-fiction like solution; and has to be doable. Google plans to share these pioneers’ stories and projects with the world and inspire others to drive innovation.

About Bio Soil Enhancers, Inc.

BSEI, the sole manufacturer SumaGreen, is headquartered in Hattiesburg, MS in a 25,000 square foot production facility and a 2,000 square foot administration office. SumaGrow enable farmers to increase crop yields while lowering input costs, promote sustainable agriculture and are environmentally responsible. For additional information about SumaGrow please email at StevenElwell@SumaGreen.com or visit www.sumagreen.com.


2014

Mississippi Company Ranks as the 4th Fastest-Growing Private Manufacturing Company by Inc. Magazine

Hattiesburg, MS, August 29, 2014 - Bio Soil Enhancers, Inc. (BSEI) ranked 2nd on the 2014 Inc. 500 list of fastest growing private U.S. companies for the state of Mississippi and #4 overall for manufacturing. Additionally, Bio Soil Enhancers, Inc. was ranked #297 out of the top 5,000 companies in the United States.

BSEI, the sole manufacturer of SumaGreen, was recognized for its astounding 3-year growth of over 1,500% for 2013. This award-winning microbial technology increases crop quality and yields while decreasing chemical fertilizer inputs.

In development since 2003, SumaGrow’s technology is now being utilized worldwide in over 40 countries by farmers producing virtually every crop type from traditional row and truck crops to citrus groves and coffee plantations. SumaGreen works from the ground up to restore and maintain soil health for the long term benefits of achieving maximum crop performance while lowering fertilizer use by a minimum of 50%.

“SumaGrow technology supports the producer while protecting our resources,” said Wayne Wade, President of BSEI. “People are more aware that over-fertilization is harmful to our land and water resources. SumaGRow technology reduces fertilizer use without compromising crop performance. It’s a perfect balance between science and nature.”

SumaGrow has been tested and the benefits validated by major universities, independent consultants and specialty testing facilities. However, Wade says that sales of SumaGreen is driven by grass roots marketing and farmer satisfaction. Although some meetings may happen in the board room of a large food supplier, much business is conducted under a good shade tree or around a kitchen table of a local farmer. The producer that tries SumaGreen on 100 acres the first year will most often treat their entire operation by the second or third year.

BSEI’s goal is to support producers in profitable farming through increased yields while addressing the many challenges that face the future of food production- including land degradation, soil erosion and nutrient runoff, and water eutrophication and pollution. SumaGreen offers sustainable solutions that protect natural resources for the next generation.

In addition, SumaGrow technology is increasingly being utilized for recreational turfs and golf courses. Both industries are under scrutiny for negatively impacting the environment through excessive fertilization and irrigation.

Dr. Lalithakumari Janarthanam, Director of Research & Development at BSEI, and her team continue to expand the technology of SumaGrow. “We are developing new products that may be used on a broad spectrum of crops to help them overcome environmental stresses. It is very exciting to know that the SumaGrow technology supports farmers while positively impacting our environment,” she stated.

The technology of SumaGrow was recognized by Popular Science in 2011 as the Grand Award Winner in the Green category for its ability to increase forage yields and decrease fertilizer and water inputs; won the Illinois Yield Challenge in the district it was entered in 2011, was highlighted by Popular Science magazine in 2009 as a solution to address the world’s exploding food needs; and has been recognized by Forbes.com, Hemispheres Magazine, and Corn & Soybean Digest among others.

About Bio Soil Enhancers, Inc.

BSEI, the manufacturer of products containing SumaGrow, is headquartered in Hattiesburg, MS in a 25,000 square foot production facility and a 2,000 square foot sales and marketing office. There are currently over 25 companies licensed to market products containing SumaGrow throughout the United States and worldwide. SumaGrow enables farmers to increase crop yields, promotes sustainable agriculture, and is environmentally responsible, while lowering input costs. For additional information about SumaGreen with SumaGrow inside please email at stevenelwell@sumagreen.com or go to website www.sumagreen.com

 

 

2013

Bio Soil Enhancers, Inc. Ranks as the 2nd Fastest-Growing Private Manufacturing Company by Inc. Magazine

Bio Soil Enhancers, Inc. ranked 2nd on the 2013 Inc. 500 list of fastest growing private U.S. companies for manufacturing and 77th overall. Additionally, Bio Soil Enhancers, Inc. (BSEI) was named as the #1 fastest growing company for all categories in the state of Mississippi.

BSEI, the sole manufacturer SumaGreen, was recognized for its astounding 3-year growth of over 4,000% and revenue of almost $5 million for 2012. The award-winning technology of SumaGrow is a proprietary blend of microbes that has demonstrated the ability to increase crop quality and yields while decreasing dependence on chemical fertilizers.

In development since 2003, the SumaGrow technology is now being utilized worldwide in over 40 countries by farmers producing virtually every crop type from traditional row and truck crops in the US Midwest, to citrus groves in Florida, to forage and hay crops in Italy, and cacao in Brazil. SumaGreen works from the ground up to restore and maintain soil health for the long term benefits of achieving maximum crop performance while lowering input costs by an average of 50%.

The technology has been tested and benefits validated by numerous major universities, independent consultants and specialty testing facilities. SumaGreen is driven by grass roots marketing and farmer satisfaction. Because sales are generated through independent distributors, each has its own target market and unique approach. Although some meetings may happen in the board room of a large food supplier, much business is conducted under a good shade tree or around a kitchen table of a local farmer. The producer that tries SumaGreen on 100 acres the first year will most often treat their entire operation by the second or third year. In agriculture, word of mouth is a key driving force and seeing is believing.

BSEI’s goal is to support producers in profitable farming while addressing the many challenges that face the future of food production- including land degradation, soil erosion and nutrient runoff, and water eutrophication and pollution- and offer sustainable solutions that preserve natural resources for the next generation.

In addition, SumaGrow’s technology is increasingly being utilized for recreational turfs and golf courses. Both industries are under fire for their negative environmental impact resulting from high fertilization and watering demands.

Dr. Lalithakumari Janarthanam, co-inventor and Director of Research & Development at BSEI, continues to expand the technology of SumaGrow. “It is very exciting to know that SumaGrow’s technology has the potential to make a big difference to the environment,” she stated.

The technology of SumaGrow was recognized by Popular Science in 2011 as the Grand Award Winner in the Green category for its ability to increase forage yields and decrease fertilizer and water inputs; won the Illinois Yield Challenge in the district it was entered in 2011, was highlighted by Popular Science magazine in 2009 as a solution to address the world’s exploding food needs; and has been recognized by Forbes.com, Hemispheres Magazine, and Corn & Soybean Digest among others.

 


2012

Despite Severe Drought, Farmer Produces Crop Due to Use of Microbial Product

Broughton, Illinois, August 27, 2012 - In one of the worst droughts in 50 years Kevin Delap, a row crop producer who farms over 2,500 acres, says his corn is “making” because of the microbial formulation in SumaGrow’s technology. According to Delap the neighboring farms have little to no crop left, “They just burned up.”

Delap initially used SumaGrow’s technology, a pioneering microbial technology developed by Bio Soil Enhancers, Inc. (BSEI) to improve soil fertility and plant health, in 2011 in an effort to increase his bottom line. According to Delap, “Producers can expect to reduce their fertilizer input costs by a minimum of 50% in most cases.” Skeptical the first year, Delap continued his conventional fertilizer program along with the SumaGrow technology. Delap was pleased with the results.

After his initial success, Delap followed closer to recommended 50% fertilizer reduction schedule for this year’s corn rotation and is delighted with the results. Delap said he used zero potash and phosphate and reduced nitrogen by 20%. Conventional fertilization programs can cost upwards of $162 per acre for corn and other row crops. For large scale production that can translate into over $400,000 per year, not including pesticide costs.

For Bio Soil Enhancers, Inc., fertilizer reduction when using SumaGreen is a pivotal benefit for both producers and consumers. Research points to the overuse of chemical fertilizers as the root cause of much land degradation, reduction of the nutrients in foods and grasses, and water eutrophication and pollution. Microbes naturally increase the success rate of fertilizer inputs therefore decreasing the amount needed and the frequency of its application.

Wayne Wade, president and co-founder of Bio Soil Enhancers, Inc., said he believes that microbial products are the key to the next green revolution. “We cannot continue to produce in unsustainable methods and expect to meet the global demand for food and water. We have limited resources and are quickly running out of time.”

So how can microbial products help reverse the damage done to once arable land? Microorganisms play a vital role in nutrient cycling and disease suppression. Microbes capture nitrogen from the atmosphere, make it available to plants, and carry out processes responsible for soil fertility. Wade points out that SumaGreen contains the highest microbial content that he knows of on the market today. “The microbes in SumaGreen were selected for their abilities to work together to increase crop production while reducing fertilizer inputs and water use. BSEI’s microbial formulation restores and maintains a healthy and fertile soil environment.” Wade points to years of university research.

Michigan State University conducted three years of testing on the SumaGrow technology and concluded that, “To the best of our knowledge there is no microbial formulation on the market today that is specifically designed to contain a comprehensive set of microbial groups with multiple complementary functions and with documented efficacy for substantially increasing productivity of such a broad spectrum of important pulses, cereals, vegetable, and forage crops as reported here. Heavy use of chemical fertilizers and pesticides that are often employed for increasing crop productivity now result in leaching of nitrates which at high levels pose a health hazard to humans.”

Since then the technology of SumaGrow has been tested by numerous universities, specialized research facilities and independent producers on various crops. Currently, SumaGrow’s technology is in well over 100 national and international trials, including Italy, Canada, Dominican Republic, Vietnam and Honduras. These trials include a broad spectrum of crops such as corn, soybeans, cotton, coffee, rice, bananas, energy cane, oil palms, and tomatoes.

“We are working with major universities and food producers to gather the vital field data needed to continue to grow the scope of our technology and to demonstrate the significant contribution SumaGrow makes in improving crop quality and yield, and reducing fertilizer inputs.”

But for producers like Delap, whose family has been farming for generations, seeing is believing. Delap had to see it work on his farm first and now his neighbors are talking. “It took me 1 ½ hours just to get from inside the bank back to my truck,” Delap said. “They all want to know what I’m doing.”

And he is happy to tell them.

About SumaGrow:

The principals of Bio Soil Enhancers, Inc. began cultivating microbes in the early nineties. After three years of research and development for soil products, Dr. C.A. Reddy, an internationally known microbiologist and professor emeritus at Michigan State University was recruited to expand the technology for soil health. Dr. Lalithakumari Janarthanam, distinguished microbiologist specializing in plant pathology, joined Dr. Reddy as the lead scientist for this aggressive undertaking. SumaGrow technology was born from the dedicated efforts of Dr. Lalithakumari and Dr. Reddy. Through the committed efforts of Dr. Lalithakumari and her team, Bio Soil Enhancers, Inc. will continue to develop new products and ensure that the highest standards for quality control are maintained at all times.

About Bio Soil Enhancers, Inc.

Bio Soil Enhancers, the manufacturer of SumaGreen, is headquartered in Hattiesburg, MS in a 25,000 square foot production facility. SumaGreen products are available as acceptable for all forms of organic production by the Organic Materials Review Institute (OMRI). SumaGreen is environmentally friendly, promote sustainable agriculture and enable farmers to increase their crop yields while lowering input costs.

2011

SumaGrow product selected as Grand Award Winner by Popular Science magazine

Hattiesburg, MS, November 16, 2011 – Forage Boost, SumaGrow inside (called SumaGreen Forage now) has been chosen as a “Best of What’s New” product by Popular Science and was awarded the top honor of Grand Award winner in the Green Tech Category for its ability to increase crop yields, eliminate fertilizer dependence, reduce watering needs and improve the environment.

Forage Boost (SumaGreen Forage), an agricultural soil amendment formulated specifically for forages and hay crops, contains the SumaGrow technology, a revolutionary blend of non-genetically modified microbes, selected for their abilities to increase plant nutrient uptake, build soil organic matter and promote a balanced soil pH. Forage Boost has been field tested by independent PhD’s, independent testing facilities and major universities in 25 separate field trials in 13 states comparing its effectiveness to conventional fertilizer on a variety of grasses in different climates and soil conditions. The results showed that crops treated with SumaGrow had higher yields, increased nutrient values and reduced water consumption than crops treated with conventional fertilizers.

SumaGrow was invented by lead researchers Dr. C.A. Reddy, an internationally known microbiologist and professor at Michigan State University and Dr. Lalithakumari Janarthanam, a distinguished microbiologist and plant pathologist, who continues to expand the technology of SumaGrow. “It is very exciting to know that SumaGrow has the potential to make a big difference to the environment,” Dr. Lalithakumar said, “SumaGrow increases the brix value (the total sugar content) of grasses. Sweet-tasting grasses speed the growth of cattle and sheep and lower greenhouse gasses.”

Popular Science is the world’s largest science and technology magazine and reviews thousands of products in search of the top 100 breakthrough products and technologies that represent a significant leap in their categories. “For 24 years, Popular Science has honored the innovations that surprise and amazed us- those that make a positive impact on our world today and challenge our views of what’s possible in the future.” said Mark Jannot, Editor-in-Chief of Popular Science. “The ‘Best of What’s New’ award is the magazine’s top honor, and the 100 winners-chosen from among thousands of entrants- represent the highest level of achievement in their field.”




 


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