FAQs

Is BioWash a fertilizer?

BioWash is not a fertilizer. It is a fertilizer booster solution blended from processed extracts of natural plants that enhances the positive effects of fertilizers.

Why are home gardeners so excited about BioWash?

BioWash boosts the efficiency of fertilizers by increasing the plant's cationic exchange capacity, resulting in visibly increased growth and yields. By increasing BRIX (plant sugar) in plants, BioWash also helps plants in their ability to naturally repel insects. Further, BioWash helps plants resist frost damage (down to 27 degrees), is non-carcinogenic, non-toxic and 100% biodegradable.

Why are commercial farmers so pleased with BioWash?

Because boosting cationic exchange in plants dramatically increases their profits while reducing health and environmental hazards and legal liabilities associated with the excessive use of expensive commercial fertilizers and insecticides.

If it isn’t a fertilizer how does it stimulate growth that results in greater yields and profits?

BioWash visibly increases Cationic Exchange Capacity (CEC) in plant root systems, increasing their ability to more efficiently absorb essential nutrients and water. A bio-physicist further advises that BioWash enables leaves to absorb moisture and nitrogen from the air!  Texas Grower Success

What is Cationic Exchange Capacity (CEC)?

CEC is a process that stimulates the electromagnetic exchange between the root and nutrient ions of the soil. CEC visibly increases the root size, allowing greater absorption of nutrients. By increasing BRIX (sugar content) in the plant, BioWash also helps enhance the photosynthesis effect of the sun’s rays. The result is faster growth, sturdier plants, increased yields, earlier marketability, improved flavor, better freeze and frost resistance and extended growing and yield seasons.

“BioWash is unleashing the limitless energy of the sun to help feed humanity.”
                              ……..George Dunlop, Former Asst Secretary of Agriculture

Does using BioWash as a fertilizer booster increase my costs?

No. It reduces your costs. The increased efficiencies reduce the need for expensive commercial fertilizers while boosting yields, thus increasing profits. Another benefit is the reduction of environmental contamination caused by commercial fertilizers.

I’ve heard BioWash is an insecticide. Is that true?

No. BioWash is NOT an insecticide. However, BioWash helps plants produce more sugar and plant sugar acts as a natural insecticide to many insects. For that reason, growers report that the use of BioWash reduces the number of pests that attack plants, therefore reducing the need for insecticide application. Dr. Hesser BRIX & Insect Article<

Can BioWash protect my crops from freezing?

Yes. Anecdotal field results indicate that BioWash contributes to freeze resistance of fruit, plants and trees down to 27 degrees.
Examples:
In March 2004 a surprise freeze (26°F) destroyed 70% of the California citrus harvest. Approximately one week earlier, Jim Little of Lemon Cove, CA had BioWashed his 4400 orange trees. Jim’s entire harvest was saved. He enjoyed premium prices. Sadly, Jim’s neighbor did not BioWash his 4400 trees and lost his entire annual income.
In March, 2006, a similar freeze destroyed Florida citrus and tropical fruit crops. Tree House Nursery at Bokeelia FL BioWashed its entire 16 acre mango nursery and lost no leaves, bloom nor fruit. Neighboring mango growers lost their total annual income.
Before the same freeze, Tracy Piper of Ocala Florida BioWashed her tangerine tree but the temperature dropped to 19°F. Her leaves and fruit suffered freeze damage. Her teenage son BioWashed the tree again within 36 hours. Many of her leaves recovered.

How can BioWash help prevent freezing?

Agronomists suggest two reasons. (1) BioWash resists freezing down to 27°F. Because the tiny liquid particles are so small, they penetrate into the leaves, thus offering protection between 32°F and 27°F. (2) University studies indicate that higher BRIX lowers the freezing temperature of plants. BioWash increases the BRIX level in plants.

Will BioWash help me get my produce to market ahead of my competitors?

Field reports reflect that BioWashed fruit trees were seen to flower and bud as much as four weeks ahead of non-BioWashed trees.  The BioWash ability to protect against late frost damage may be a factor.  Island Organics Cationic Exciter and Papaya Difference

Examples:
Papaya trees normally produce marketable fruit in one year. Mike Wallace, Owner of Island Organics at Bokeelia FL, BioWashed his transplanted papaya trees and enjoyed income within seven months.
Juan Ruiz, Colima Mexico, produced peaches four weeks ahead of his competitors, thus enjoying premium prices.

Can BioWash extend my growing season?
Yes. Growers advise that indeterminate vegetables such as squash, peppers, tomatoes, etc. continue producing for much longer when BioWashed.

Example:
In SW Mexico the papaya harvesting season usually extends from January through June. Antonio shipped “Pesticide Free” papayas until November.

Can BioWash help protect against drought?

Yes. The improved root size resulting from the BioWash ability to stimulate cationic exchange permits increased absorption of moisture as well as improved absorption of nutrients. Additionally, Biophysicist Craig Jones says that BioWash applied foliar increases the plant’s ability to absorb moisture and nitrogen from the air.

Example:
In 2011, Texas suffered the worst drought in its history. Cattle Rancher Alton Holt planted and BioWashed 90 aces of oats for cattle feed. Neighboring ranchers lost their crops. Alton enjoyed an unusually bountiful harvest of oats, despite the drought. In addition to the enormous harvest, the protein content of the oats tested at 24% versus the normal average of 18.76%.

Does BioWash work on all plants?

An agronomist has said “….if a plant has roots and leaves, BioWash will help it.”

Are there additional benefits to commercial farmers?

MANY!

Examples:
BioWash is not an EPA controlled solution.  It is only a special soap derived from processed extracts of natural plants, in which regulatory agencies have no interest.
BioWash is a readily biodegradable, plant –based solution that creates no hazardous chemical runoff and emits no irritating or offensive fumes.
BioWash easily cleans barns and farm equipment and removes dust, oil, pesticides and insect stains from plants and produce.
BioWash facilitates improved employee comfort and health. It requires no special protective equipment or clothing to apply it. This reduces potential liability to the farmer.
BioWash creates no “toxic drift” on to neighboring properties.

What are the ingredients in BioWash?

BioWash is a proprietary blend of processed extracts from natural plants (phyto-chemicals) such as cactus, coconuts, corn, grain, grass, potatoes, rice, soy, sugar cane, tree sap, etc, plus minute amounts of bio-based wetting agents. The only ingredient not derived from plants is a minute amount of kosher EDTA, which is so safe that chelation doctors use it in cleaning patient arteries. Wikipedia  Chelation Link

What is the cost of application of BioWash to commercial crops?

It varies according to plant or tree size but is usually less than $5 per acre. The reduced cost of commercial fertilizers needed, plus increased yields, make it an exceptionally wise and profitable investment.

Why is BioWash so much more cost effective than other agricultural products?

BioWash is priced as high quality soap rather than an expensive chemical.

How much increased profit should I expect?

Your individual profit increases will vary due to different markets and situations. Anecdotal reports by growers using BioWash have reflected as little as 20% increased profits to as high as 1500% increased yield. Growers are also reporting increased profits stemming from reduced need for fertilizers and insecticides. Reduced freeze damage alone could save a season’s income.

Some examples of yields: Mike Vaughan of Miami Florida BioWashed his mango tree at 2-week intervals. His yield soared from an estimated 50 mangos the previous season to over 800 delicious mangos:  a 1500% increase!
Antonio increased sales of his 70 acre lime grove from $18,000 to over $100,000 by BioWashing at 2-week intervals.  Antonio sold an estimated one million dollars of BioWashed papayas from a 25 acre grove!

Henry Martin, Louisiana, used 80% less fertilizer while increasing his tomato yield from several dozen per plant to about 65 tomatoes per plant. His pepper yields soared from several dozen to about 90 peppers per plant.
Darren T. from the Sunshine Coast in Australia increased his BioWashed broccoli harvest from an average of 15-20 buckets per row to 35 buckets per row!

Is there a shelf life for the product?

The shelf life of BioWash is at least one year if it is kept tightly closed and stored in a cool, shady area.
Is there a storage recommendation when traveling in hot climates?
If users follow the recommendations for shelf life, short term travel should not be an issue.

Why stop application of BioWash when blooms appear?

Because (1) the use of pressure applicators can blow the blooms away and (2) to avoid potential harm to bees that may be pollinating the blooms.
I’ve heard that soaking seed overnight in BioWash improves their germination. Should I soak seeds? If so, how long should they soak and in which product?
We recommend using care when soaking seeds.  BioWash works well on larger, hard seeds but in very small soft seeds it could dissolve the germ that sprouts. Always test a few seeds before applying to a whole crop.  If you soak seeds you may use one (1) ounce of BioWash 25 per 12 gallons of water and soak them overnight.

What effect will BioWash have on plants if it is not diluted properly?

In this case, more is not better.  BioWash is a gentle yet exceptionally powerful cleaner. If applied in too strong dilutions it could dissolve the oily, waxy protective coating on the leaves, leaving them more susceptible to disease.  The beginning suggested dilution is one (1) ounce to 4 gallons of water.  This dilution may be adjusted after testing.

I know that foliar feeding (spraying) is a good use for BioWash but is it also good to use for just watering plants?

Yes.  When applied via an irrigation system, dilutions vary. A dilution rate of one (1) gallon of BioWash 100 to 1250 gallons of water is a good rule of thumb.

Is there an advantage to using one application system over another?

Irrigation system application is more convenient when applying BioWash more often, in green houses or on large growing areas.  Some growers are now applying BioWash weekly and prefer the results they get with irrigation systems.

When is the best time of day to apply BioWash to plants?

Field results indicate that BioWash produces more benefits when applied in the early morning or late afternoon sunlight because sunlight enhances the photosynthesis process.

How soon should I start using BioWash on my plants?

Start application as soon as the plant is hardy enough to absorb the liquid, usually when the plant has produced at least 3 leaves or is about 5” high. Repeat applications at intervals ranging from weekly to at least once per month.

Do you have a newsletter?

Yes! We publish a quarterly newsletter that focuses on BioWash success stories from growers who are finding ever continuing uses for this amazing product.

What is BioWash Soil Amendment?

BioWash “Soil Amendment” has been approved by the Florida State Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) as a soil cleanser, capable of dissolving soil contaminants such as petroleum, residual fertilizers and other minerals that clog the root systems of plants, which prevent them from receiving nutrients, moisture and oxygen necessary for optimal growth.

Like BioWash 100, Soil Amendment is also non-carcinogenic, non-toxic and 100% biodegradable.
 
This product is geared to improve chemically laden and under-productive soils. Soil Amendment works by dissolving contaminants into particles the size of colloidal micelles, allowing them to be easily washed away with water. Like humans, plants require an array of nutrients to thrive. By unclogging the root systems, Soil Amendment allows the plants to revitalize.
 
A secondary benefit is that Soil Amendment frees up latent nutrients in the soil that were previously unavailable; crops can use these nutrients for new growth.
 
Because of its action against soil contaminants, Soil Amendment is recommended for soil drench systems.
 
Five gallons of diluted Soil Amendment will treat approximately 128 acres at a cost of approximately $6.83 per acre. 
 
It is recommended to start with 1 ounce of Soil Amendment per 5 gallons of water and evaluate the results. Severe soils may require higher concentration levels and/or more frequent applications. Testimonial available. 

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