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Aquatrols signs licensing agreement with BYU

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The technology may serve as a new method to deliver soil surfactants to water repellent soils.

| January 3, 2012

Aquatrols, a soil surfactant technology company, has signed an agreement with Brigham Young University to license a patent-pending technology forcoating seeds with soil surfactants. Aquatrols views the technology, developed by Matt Madsen and colleagues at BYU and Cornell University, as a new method to deliver soil surfactants to water repellent soils to enhance seed germination and seedling establishment.

“What started as a successful experiment in wildfire restoration could develop into an innovative platform to improve seedling establishment in areas ranging from turfgrass to important horticultural and agronomic crops, especially in water limited areas,” says Stan Kostka, director of innovation and new business development at Aquatrols. “This technology could make strides in unchartered territories including the ability to sow grass and seeds that are hard to establish in water repellent soils, the ability to repair fire affected wilderness, and the ability to improve stand establishment in soils that crust. We look forward to seeing what it can do.”

Nick Gadd, director of global marketing says, “Scientific leadership and innovation, combined with successful global distribution partnerships has always been at the heart of Aquatrolsbusiness philosophy. We believe Dr. Madsen’s technology combined with Aquatrols technical and marketing expertise will truly provide us with an opportunity to change the way the world grows by addressing real water scarcity issues in agriculture, horticulture, wild-fire reclamation and turf management globally.”

 

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