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August 2019 - Holganix: Plant Probiotics That Grow Strong Crops, from the Ground Up - Learn how one company is working to help farmers meet this demand while saving money at “Plant Probiotics That Grow Strong Crops, from the Ground Up,”a webinar featuring Dr. David Stark, President of Holganix Agriculture.
August 2019 - Winter Wheat is Coming: A Note From Van Trump & Holganix - Winter Wheat is Coming! Producers will start to plant winter wheat in the next few weeks. As many of you may know, Holganix recently partnered with The Van Trump Report to help producers across the country improve soil health for future generations. We received a ton of great results, and are now offering "Bio 800+ Agriculture" for everyone about to plant winter wheat!
August 2019 - New Product: Holganix Plant Start Granular 2-4-3 - Fall is for planting! And, if you are focused on installing any plant material - from flowers to trees to sod - Holganix’s newest product,Plant Start Granularis the product you need to ensure a successful installation.
April 19, 2019 - Interview with Verne Harnish of Scaling Up - As part of my interview series on the five things you need to know to become a great author, I had the pleasure of interviewing Verne Harnish.
February 2019 - Podcast: The Holganix Van Trump Agriculture Team - Check out the below podcast featuring a conversation with ag-influencers, Kevin and Jordan Van Trump of the Van Trump Report, and Holganix CEO and Founder Barrett Ersek. Together, Kevin, Jordan and Barrett discuss our ongoing joint-efforts to expand our agriculture footprint in the mid-west by taping influential farmers.
October 2018 - Broken Sound Club Among Winners Of 2018 Environmental Leaders Of Golf Award - There’s a new philosophy behind the Environmental Leaders in Golf Awards, the program co-sponsored each year by the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America and Golf Digest.
December 2018 - Holganix Agriculture: Data & Building The Case For BioDiveristy - For growers using Holganix Bio 800+ Agriculture, an increase in yield and soil health has led to an increase in ROI on crops. Earlier this week, we sat down with Holganix President of Agriculture, Dave Stark, PhD to discuss the commercial and university field trial results from over the past few years. We also discussed the importance of selecting a microbial product that is high in diversity, and it’s no secret that Holganix Bio 800+ Agriculture is the most complete, diverse blend of microbes available on the market.
October 2018 - "Turf Talk" Upcoming Webinar Featuring Shannon Easter of Broken Sound Golf Club - On October 4, 2018 at 2:00 PM EDT, Holganix is hosting a FREE webinar featuring an interview between Holganix CEO & Founder, Barrett Ersek and Shannon Easter, the Director of Golf Maintenance and Environmental Sustainability at Broken Sound Golf Club.
June 2018 - Holganix Welcomes Chris Knapp and Erick Alpizar To The Team - “We are excited to announce that Chris Knapp and Erick Alpizar have been hired to manage the Midwest and Northeast regions respectively,” states Holganix National Sales Manager, Rob McCoy. As Territory Managers, Knapp and Alpizar are tasked with managing client relations in their territories. “Both Chris and Erick are industry veterans with a lot of experience to offer Holganix customers,” notes McCoy.
May 2018 - Agriculture's Silicoln Valley Hopes To Attract Entrepreneurs Addressing The Food System - St. Louis, Missouri, is home to the headquarters of international agri-food companies Monsanto, Novus International, and Bunge Limited but in recent years, an influx of agri-food startups in the area have been helping to shape what some callagriculture’s Silicon Valley. One of the earliest agri-tech accelerators in the area,The Yield Lab,hopes to help scale up these startups to impact the food system at large.
March 2018 - Holganix Promotes Rob McCoy As National Sales Manager - “I’m excited to announce that we have recently promoted Rob McCoy as the National Sales Manager at Holganix LLC,” states Holganix CEO and Founder, Barrett Ersek. “Rob brings over 20 years of experience in all facets of the industry,” explains Barrett. Previously the Northeast Regional Holganix Sales Representative, Rob McCoy was promoted as the National Sales Manager in March of 2018.
February 2018 - 2017 Holganix Agriculture Trial Results: Improved Yield and Crop Performance - “Over the past three years Holganix has compiled data on several different crops in different geographic zones to deepen our understanding of how Holganix products can help farmers reach agronomic goals,” explains Holganix President of Agriculture, David Stark PhD. During the 2017 growing season, Holganix reports that both commercial and university trials have demonstrated higher yields on several crop types, further an unnamed Holganix technology that is currently under study has demonstrated nematode control in both a lab and field setting.
November 2017 - Upcoming Webinar On How Microbes Affect Crop Health - On November 14, 2017 at 2:00 PM EDT, Holganix President of Agriculture, David Stark Ph.D. is hosting a FREE webinar to discuss (1) the power of soil microbes, (2) Holganix Bio 800+ and (3) data from university trials and commercial growers using Holganix Bio 800+ in the field.
November 2017 - Gaining Momentum - When Chris Uhland, owner of Harmony Hill Nursery, changed his focus from quantity to quality, he gained a stronger footing in the market.
October 2017 - 14 Master Gardener's Secrets To Growing the Roses of Your Dreams - Our master gardeners know exactly how to make a rose bloom, and we’ve got their best tips for ultimate rose gardens right here.
October 5, 2017 - Preliminary Results Show a 50-75% Reduction in Pathogenic Nematodes with Holganix Technology - Holganix is excited to release preliminary results from research underway on Holganix technology and nematodes at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The nematodes currently being studied include pathogenic root-knot and soybean cyst nematodes.
July 20, 2017 - 5 Sustainable Gardening Ideas to Keep Your Garden Green - Are you growing a garden this summer? Are you looking forward to spending time outside and harvesting veggies? What about improving your backyard sustainability? While it may seem like an eco-friendly hobby, gardening can actually do damage to the environment if you’re not careful. If going green is one of your gardening goals, take some time to read these sustainable gardening methods and work them into your plot.
June 20, 2017 - Holganix Announces Launch of the PB1 Product Line Featuring Armament Technology - Holganix has announced the nation-wide launch of the PB1 product line, which features Foliar-Pak’s Armament Technology. While previously only available in select markets, due to market demand, Holganix is rolling out the PB1 product line across America.
May 10, 2017 - Summer Bionutritional Summits Announced by Holganix LLC and Ewing Irrigation and Landscape Supply - Because of the success seen at previous Bionutritional Summits and the demand in other markets, Holganix LLC and Ewing Irrigation and Landscape Supply have announced twelve Bionutritional Summits this summer. Bionutritional Summits are half-day educational events for green industry professionals on soil health, sustainability and Holganix products.
April 6, 2017 - Holganix Rebrands its Product Line as Holganix Bio 800+ - Holganix LLC has announced the rebranding of their refrigerated plant probiotics as Holganix Bio 800+. Bio stands for life; 800 stands for the number of microbe species present in the product line; and + stands for more than or beneficial. In other words, Holganix Bio 800+ contains over 800 species of beneficial, living microorganisms.
January 31, 2017 - Holganix: Probiotics are Changing Agriculture in a Big Way - It’s often the smallest things that make the biggest differences in our lives. Consider probiotics, for instance. Probiotics are living organisms—typically bacteria, yeasts and other microorganisms—that work in partnership with the human body to improve our health. Unlike bacteria that can cause disease, these are often called “good” or “helpful” bacteria because of the benefits they provide.
November 21, 2016 - Holganix Expands its Product Line to Include a Potassium and Phosphorus Focused Fertilizer Containing Biological Food Sources and Armament Technology - Holganix LLC has announced the launch of their latest product, Holganix 2-10-20, a phosphorus and potassium focused liquid fertilizer containing biological food sources and Armament technology.
July 1, 2016 - Ewing and Partners help build St. Jude Dream Home in Memphis - For the past several months, the manager at Ewing Irrigation and Landscape Supply’s Memphis, Tennessee, location has been hard at work securing donations for one of his passion projects, the St. Jude Dream Home.
June 29, 2016 - MTC invests $1.2 million in 6 ST. Louis Startups - The Missouri Technology Corp. on Tuesday announced a dozen new investments in Missouri-based startup companies.
June 18, 2016 - Pay now, save later - Adding a fertigation system seems like an overreaching expense, but the benefits just may outweigh the sticker shock.
June 9, 2016 - What organic lawn care products do you prefer and why? - Combination products continue to be the future of turf herbicides. When it comes to turf herbicide product selection, lawn care applicators have noticed some changes—and it’s not just limited to lack of new active ingredients.
December 2015 - Alternative Solutions - Check out the latest products in the biological and organic lawn care market.
October 22, 2015 - Find Your Company's X FACTOR! - Barrett Ersek, CEO of Holganix, reveals how landscape businesses can get a 7 to 10 times competitive advantage over their competition. His findings were published in a recent issue of the Harvard Business Review.
October 5, 2015 - Educational Seminar - Holganix will hold their 4th Annual Educational Bionutritional Summit this month in Louisville, Kentucky. Holganix and co-sponsor Healthy Grow, a Pearl Valley Organix Brand, seek to provide value beyond their products with this seminar, which will take place on October 21.
September 30, 2015 - Speakers Announced for Holganix Bionutritional Summit - Holganix and Co-Sponsor Healthy Grow, a Pearl Valley Organix brand, have announced the roster of speakers for the Fourth Annual Bionutritional Summit to be held once again at the historic Seelbach Hilton in Louisville, KY, on October 21, 2015, the day before Landscapes 2015, formerly known as the GIE+EXPO.
August 21, 2015 - New Agribusiness, Nurtured at Yield Lab, take root here - One entrepreneur waved a check from his first U.S. customer, others mentioned success in finding investors and one boasted about a bumper tomato crop....
July 24, 2015 - Two different approaches to lawn disease control - Although lawn disease prevention has been part of America’s landscaping services mix since Americans began appreciating and enjoying their lawns, it still remains a perplexing service to feature for many of today’s landscaping companies.
March 24, 2015 - Holganix conducting webinar with Paul B. Latshaw - Holganix team member Rob Dillinger will sit down with Muirfield Village’s Paul Latshaw at 2 p.m. March 25 to discuss his experience with Holganix and sustainable products.
March 12, 2015 - Killer Trends: Post emergent combinations - Combination products continue to be the future of turf herbicides. When it comes to turf herbicide product selection, lawn care applicators have noticed some changes—and it’s not just limited to lack of new active ingredients.
April 1, 2015 - Holganix Expands its Organic Turf Portfolio Success by Partnering with Pearl Valley Farms to Produce an Organic-Based Granular Fertilizer - Holganix LLC has announced a partnership with Illinois-based Pearl Valley Farm’s, Healthy Grow fertilizer line to produce an organic-based granular fertilizers called Holganix Granular with Healthy Grow.
January 13, 2015 - 5 Agtech startups make up Yield Lab's first cohort - The Yield Lab, the new St. Louis-based agriculture technology accelerator program, on Wednesday handed out five $100,000 equity-investments to a group of five agtech startups.
September 16, 2014 - 3rd Annual Bionutritional Summit - Holganix has announced that it will hold its 2014 Bionutritional Summit on October 22, in Louisville, Kentucky. The summit will take place at the Seelbach Hilton hotel in Louisville, Kentucky, from 1:00 p.m.. through 6:00 p.m.
September 5, 2014 - Compost Kings: Science and sales at fast-growing Holganix - When he was 12, Barrett Ersek wanted a motorcycle. Get a job, said Ersek's Dad, a teacher and wrestling coach at Garnet Valley High School, who was trying to put three older kids through college. "He said, 'You can have anything you want, you just have to work hard and save your money,'" said Ersek.
September 2, 2014 - Holganix announces root competition - Holganix, a manufacturer of 100% organic, bionutritional turf and plant products, has announced that the “Holganix Roots for You!” competition is back for a second year. The goal is to unearth the healthiest turf roots in America. The competition is divided into three industry segments including Lawn Care, Golf and Sports Turf. The winner of each category will be awarded a $500 cash prize, as well as a $500 donation, made in their name to their professional industry association.
August 27, 2014 - INC Magazine Recognizes Holganix - Inc. magazine ranked Holganix as No. 186 on its 33rd annual Inc. 500 list, an exclusive ranking of the nation’s fastest growing, privately-held companies. This represents the most comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy--America’s independent entrepreneurs.
August 18, 2014 - The Power of Personal Relationships - After working in the lawn care industry, Terry Jungels and Mark Cavin recognized what was missing from most companies was a little TLC. So in 1989, together they founded Total Lawn Care (TLC) to provide a higher level of service – not only to meet the agronomic needs of each lawn, but also the individual needs of each customer. Primarily a lawn care company serving residential clients, TLC sees a range of lawn conditions across Indianapolis.
August 13, 2014 - Who has the healthiest roots in America - On a quest to unearth the healthiest turf roots in America, Holganix announced its second annual “Holganix Roots for You!” competition. Set for Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the competition is divided into three industry segments: lawn care, golf and sports turf. The winner of each category will be awarded a $500 cash prize, as well as a $500 donation made in their name to their professional industry association.
July 15, 2014 - Holganix launches new flower product - Holganix launched Holganix Bloom, an organic, bionutritional product for annual flowers. “We saw a real need for a product like Bloom in our industry,” says Holganix CEO Barrett Ersek. “We are really excited to share the product with the Holganix community and the Green Industry at large.”
June 4, 2014 - Holganix, Advanced Turf Solutions and Ewing Irrigation and Landscape Supply Team up to Attend FORTUNE Magazine's Exclusive LEADERSHIP SUMMIT - The Holganix executive team along with distributors, Advanced Turf Solutions and Ewing Irrigation Supply, attended Fortune Magazine’s Leadership Summit from May 13 to May 14, 2014. The Leadership Summit was held in Orlando, FL and run by business growth guru and best-selling author, Verne Harnish.
August 27, 2014 - Inc Magazine Unveils 33rd Annual List of America's Fastest-Growing Privately Held Companies - Inc. magazine ranked Holganix as No. 186 on its 33rd annual Inc. 500 list, an exclusive ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing privately held companies. This represents the most comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy - America’s independent entrepreneurs.
August 18, 2014 - Fast-growth companies prove green is good - And a sustainable advantage - This year's Inc. 500 features a number of companies committed to providing sustainable, eco-friendly products and services--and to the larger mission of protecting the environment and enhancing human health. We highlight four companies that prove there is almost no limit to going green.
August 14, 2014 - Who Has The Healthiest Turf Roots In America? - Holganix announces root competition to discover the healthiest roots in three industry segments. Holganix, a manufacturer of 100% organic, bionutritional turf and plant products, has announced that the “Holganix Roots for You!” competition is back for a second year. The goal is to unearth the healthiest turf roots in America.
April 23, 2014 - Franklin's Pure Green aims to make lawn care organic - Nathan Brandon was 12 years old when he began mowing lawns as an after-school job. Today, Brandon is 35 and he's traded a lawnmower for a tidy office in Cool Springs. But lawn care is now his full-time job.
April 11, 2014 - Greentech VC in March Comes in Like a Lion - There's been some talk about the lack of enthusiasm for VC investment in greentech -- how Groupon and cloud-based IT are cooler than greentech and the such.
MARCH 26, 2014 - Holganix Healthiest Turf-Roots Award Given To Total Lawn Care, INC. - Holganix, a manufacturer of sustainable bio-nutritional turf, flower and tree products, announced that Total Lawn Care (TLC) of Indianapolis was the winner of its Roots for You competition. With a 13-inch turf-root, it was no surprise that Total Lawn Care took home the prize.
March 10, 2014 - Holganix launches new product - With new Steady Grow, Holganix combines a highly evolved, concentrated compost tea with active bionutrients to naturally promote beautiful, healthy turf growth. Holganix with Steady Grow advances include an improved carbon-to-nitrogen ratio in the soil, which allows for a more natural and steady growth pattern for the turf, as opposed to a significant surge of growth normally associated with traditional nitrogen fertilizers.
March 6, 2014 - Holganix Builds Upon the Success of Its Turf Product Line with the Launch of Steady Grow Benefits include reduced fertilization rates, reduced surge growth, reduced clipping yields, reduced dump fees and labor costs while promoting dramatic root growth and sustainability.
February 5, 2014 - How Cultural Practices Affect Turf Health - Examination of certain cultural practices such as mowing, irrigation and cultivation can help identify turf problems.
February 4, 2014 - Lawn Care Summit 2014 - Roughly 200 attendees bared the bitter cold and rough storm conditions to head to Nashville, Tenn. for the 2014 Lawn Care Summit at the Omni Hotel. Over the span of three days, lawn care professionals attended networking receptions and educational sessions that spanned topics over two specific tracks.
January 13, 2014 - Lawn-care company raises $1M in stock sale - Holganix raised $1 million in a private stock sale last week, according to documents filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
January 13, 2014 - On the attack - Jonny Nichols sees strong growth ahead by being proactive and different. It's just going to require a little time and patience to make sure all of the right pieces are in place.
January 1, 2014 - Taking the hybrid approach to lawn care - Two years ago, Bill Hoke jumped from a 30-year career in lawn care, which had seen him rise to a regional manager position at TruGreen, to his heart’s desire: running his own lawn care company. A year ago, he founded NexGreen, a Columbus, Ohio-based firm based on Hoke’s own precepts about the best way to achieve success in the industry. It centers on the idea of a balanced eco-friendly approach to lawn care.
December 4, 2014 - What I'm Reading Wednesday: Secret Sauce, Safety, and Being Remarkable - I was on the road this week and I used my airport time to catch up on my RSS feeds and even dive into an actual hard-bound book, which I share with you below.
November 5, 2014 - Going Beyond Manure - The future is bright for natural and organic lawn care options. Mark Tamn, president of Freedom Lawns, didn’t start out in the natural lawn care business. For decades, he worked for national lawn care firms and even owned a large traditional lawn care firm himself.
October 23, 2013 - Tell the world - It may not be something at the top of your mind, but Judy Guido says if you aren’t communicating your sustainable practices and services to the public, then you are missing an opportunity. If you’ve ever planted a perennial, incorporated ground cover on a project or used a GPS program to size a property instead of driving there, you’ve taken sustainable steps.
October 9, 2013 - Holganix Holds 2nd Annual Bionutritional Summit in Louisville, Kentucky Holganix, a 100% organic bionutritional product that promotes strong turf, shrub, flower and tree health care, will hold its second annual Bionutritional Summit at the Seelbach Hilton in Louisville, Kentucky on October 23, 2013 from 2:00 PM through 6:00 PM, the day before the Green Industry EXPO beings.
September 29, 2013 - How deep are your roots? - If you had a ten-inch root, would it make a difference? Holganix thinks so. Between the pictures and stories they have received, they have been inspired to create a competition. It’s called Holganix Roots for You!
September 28, 2013 - Holganix Receives Cleantech's Prestigious Company of the Year Award Each year, PACT Enterprises recognizes business gems within the greater Philadelphia region when they announce their prestigious award recipients within the technology and life science industries. This year, Holganix took home the prize for the Cleantech Company of the Year Award. According to Holganix CEO, Barrett Ersek, “We are grateful and honored that PACT has recognized Holganix as a leader in innovation and problem solving.”
September 27, 2013 - PACT Enterprises Honors Holganix - Greater Philadelphia Alliance for Capital and Technologies (PACT) Enterprises recently honored Holganix, a supplier of bio-rational products, headquartered here.
August 16, 2013 - Second Annual Bionutritional Summit to Occur Before GIE+EXPO - The Second Annual Bionutritional Summit, hosted and sponsored by Holganix, has unveiled several seminars for the 2013 event to be hosted on Oct. 23 at Seelbach Hilton located near the GIE&EXPO in Louisville, Ky.
April 1, 2013 - In the Fast Lane - Andrew’s Lawn & Landscaping grows at a record rate. In 2001 Andrew Gabries was a typical 15-year-old looking for spending money and something to do. Still too young to drive, he enlisted his mom to chauffeur him around his neighborhood and nearby communities to start a mowing business. Twelve years later, he’s in the driver’s seat and Andrew’s Lawn & Landscaping is in the fast lane.
February, 2013 - Lawn and landscape on the road - The fourth annual Lawn Care Summit opened Jan. 8 in Florida to record attendance. More than 200 LCOs and pest control operators came to Florida for three days of technical and business training focused on the lawn care industry. The event, co-hosted by PLANET and the National Pest Management Association, is sponsored by Real Green Software, Bayer, Syngenta, Agrium Advanced Technologies, Dow AgroSciences and Holganix.
November 12, 2012 - The Natural Thing to do - Before launching into the reasons why you should add organic products to your lawn care program let’s start with a caveat – the multi-application service based on using synthetic fertilizers isn’t going away. Not in the foreseeable future. It consistently delivers green and attractive lawns and numbers millions of satisfied customers
October 16, 2012 - Can Agriculture Go Urban - Urban agriculture has the potential to change the way we eat and farm, and to revolutionize our relationship with the food on our plate. Migrating sustainable agriculture closer to customers addresses a laundry list of looming concerns, including trucking, water, energy costs, carbon emissions, and pesticides.
August 4, 2011 - Holganix Shown to Promote Root Repair in Damaged Plants.
Auxins are naturally occurring hormones that promote plant growth. There are a number of man-made chemical products currently in use that mimic Auxin behavior and induce hormonal increases, thereby increasing vascular translocation.
July 7, 2011 - New Bionutritional Fertilizer Supplement Leading The Industry.
With recent legislative and consumer demands applying increasing pressure on the lawn care industry to adopt more environmentally friendly practices, Holganix offers customers a clear and ecologically beneficial alternative to traditional fertilization techniques without increasing the overhead costs of small business owners.
May 17, 2011 - Bionutritional Products Grow Green Lawns While Saving The Planet.
Traditional fertilization and pest prevention solutions contain concentrated levels of nitrates and phosphates. In addition to posing a significant risk to animal life on the soil surface, these chemicals promote an overgrowth of algae and plankton in nearby bodies of water.
April 5, 2011 - An Earth Day Pledge: Holganix Vows To Eliminate 1,000,000 Pounds Of Harmful
Nitrates, Phosphates, and Pesticides From Environment.
“With each jug of Holganix purchased, 80 pounds of nitrates, 20 pounds of phosphates, and 75 ounces of concentrated pesticides are eliminated,” said Barrett Ersek, co-founder of Holganix. “I’m excited about our goal."
January 11, 2011 - Ben Franklin Technology Investing $1.7M in 11 Companies - Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Southeastern Pennsylvania said Wednesday its board of directors has given it the go-ahead to invest nearly $1.7 million.