Agricultural biotech company w/ Nanoliquid technology to improve crop...

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The Problem:
Inefficient Fertilizer

American farmers are in the business of feeding the world, yet they face survive-or-die challenges every year including financial viability, environmental impact and crop disease.

With the biggest concern being what goes into the ground, one of the most pressing issues for farmers is ensuring maximum crop yields with minimum risk of crop disease and nutrient deficiency.

Fertilizer is a key ingredient to ensuring higher crop yields and better business for farmers. The problem with many macronutrient fertilizers is that they are incredibly inefficient. The overall efficiency of key nutrients in fertilizers are less than 30% for nitrogen, less than 10% for phosphorous and less than 40% for potassium.

Aqua-Yield has the world’s smallest solution with big potential.

The Solution:
Cutting-Edge Nano Liquids

Aqua-Yield nanoliquid application rates are an average of 2-6 oz. per acre which makes our products easier, cheaper and safer to use. Aqua-Yield’s nano liquids have delivered successful results across a variety of crops in several regions.

Aqua-Yield’s nanotechnology allows farmers to use up to 80% less macronutrients and 90% less micronutrients, hormones, and organic acids which leads to reduced fertilizer cost, increased crop yields and a reduced impact on the environment.

How it Works

Aqua-Yield helps farmers achieve better results with Nanoshield®, our patented nanoparticle technology. Nanoshield® works by protecting nutrient and crop protection molecules from environmental losses and delivering them directly to the plant on a cellular level.

Each Nanoshield® particle is capable of holding hundreds of nutrient molecules and attracting additional molecules to its surface. These particles are then applied as a liquid solution directly to the plant where it penetrates into the cell to deliver the nutrients.

Product Overview

Aqua-Yield has over ten products including crop protection products, macronutrients and micronutrients all utilizing our NanoShield® technology.

Crop Protection: Our crop protection product Nanopro® can be added to any spray mixture to enhance the uptake of crop protection products. Nanopro® is field-tested to improve weed control by up to 25%.

Aqua-Yield has received overwhelmingly positive testimonials from growers across the United States.

The Aqua-Yield Story

Aqua-Yield® is a success story three generations in the making.

T.H. Bell planted the seeds for Aqua-Yield in 1979 when he bought 40 acres of sagebrush in Utah County. His son, Warren, gradually built the family farm into a successful business.

Warren’s son, Clark, took an interest in the family business, too. An entrepreneur at heart, Clark heard that a friend was using nanotechnology to enhance his dry-cleaning business and wondered if nanoparticles could improve farm production.

From there, Warren and Clark met Fraser and Mike Bullock, investors who love to back science-based companies. Together, they founded Aqua-Yield and formed an investor group, including sod growers from Australia, Canada, Norway and South Africa.

Aqua-Yield is now the leading nanoliquid company for agricultural production worldwide.

An Exceptional Team

Clark T. Bell, CEO | Clark is the General Manager of BioGrass Sod Farms and former President of Utah Nursery Landscape Association. He is Utah Business’ 40 under 40 (2018) and a farmer with 20 years of experience. 

Landon Bunderson, Chief Science Officer | Landon holds his MS in Plant Science from Utah State University and a Ph.D. in Aerobiology from Tulsa University. He is a named inventor on five patents.

Warren Bell, Executive Chairman and Key Accounts Manager | Warren is President of BioGrass Sod Farms and former President of Turfgrass Producers International. He is a farmer with 42 years of experience.

Jim Krebsbach, VP Sales | Jim holds his BS in Agronomy from University of Minnesota. He has worked for Cargill, Nachurs Alpine Solutions and Midwestern BioAg. A 25-year veteran in the Ag industry, Jim has been involved in all aspects of sales, marketing, and crop development.

David Chase, CFO | David was the CFO of a Fortune 50 company for 10 years. He has since used those skills and abilities to partner with many CEOs while running his fractional CFO firm.

Board Members

Mike Bullock Co-Founder of Aqua-Yield | Mike brings 10 years of business investment experience. He studied Business Management at Utah Valley University.

Chip Lain, President of Pine Island Turf Nursery in New York | Chip is the past-President of Turfgrass Producers International. He is a farmer with 40 years of experience.

Fraser Bullock, Founding partner of Bain Capital | Fraser is a co-founder of Sorenson Capital (over $2 billion under management).

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