BOSTON, Jun 24, 2009 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Converted Organics Inc. (NASDAQ:COIN) announced today that its all-natural organic fertilizer products are be utilized or tested at 11 U.S. golf courses and country clubs, including Bethpage Black, site of the June 18-22, 2009 U.S. Open PGA Championship.
A trial is currently underway at Bethpage Black to measure the efficacy of Converted Organics(TM) LC 1-1-1 and Converted Organics' Turf-Blend(TM) 6-0-0 in relation to environmental stress and disease suppression. The products are also being used or tested at the following ten sites: Brae Burn Country Club (West Newton, MA), Boston Golf Club (Hingham, MA), Eastward Ho Country Club (Chatham, MA), Country Club of New Bedford (New Bedford, MA), Cape Cod Country Club (Falmouth, MA), Hyannisport Country Club (Hyannisport, MA), Bay Pointe Country Club (Onset, MA), Mink Meadows Golf Club (Martha's Vineyard, MA), Newport Country Club (Newport, RI), and Green Valley Country Club (Portsmouth, RI).
"Converted Organics penetration of the U.S. golf course market continues to expand. We have formed promising relationships with these well-known courses and are confident that utilization and testing of our products at the world-renowned Bethpage Black, as well as other prominent courses, will lead to long-term, mutually-beneficial associations," said Edward J. Gildea, President of Converted Organics. "There are approximately 16,000 golf courses in the United States, so this market represents an important component of Converted Organics' continued growth and development."
About Converted Organics Inc.
Converted Organics (NASDAQ:COIN) (www.convertedorganics.com), based in Boston, MA, is dedicated to producing high-quality, all-natural, organic soil amendment and fertilizer products through food waste recycling. The Company uses its proprietary High Temperature Liquid Composting (HTLC) system, a proven, state-of-the-art microbial digestion technology, to process various biodegradable food wastes into dry pellet and liquid concentrate organic fertilizers that help grow healthier food and improve environmental quality. Converted Organics sells and distributes its environmentally friendly fertilizer products in the retail, professional turf management, and agribusiness markets.
Converted Organics' flagship manufacturing facility is located in Woodbridge, New Jersey. A second manufacturing site is located in Gonzales, California, and a third is under development in Johnston, Rhode Island. Converted Organics' products have been tested in numerous field trials for more than a dozen crops with the result that, on average, the net value of the farmer's crop increased 11-16 percent, depending on the particular crop and product application. This is due, in part, to the disease suppression characteristics of the product, which reduce or eliminate the need for other costly, often toxic, crop protection applications. In a number of lab and field trials, Converted Organics' liquid product has been shown to be effective in mitigating powdery mildew, a leaf fungus that affects most plants and grasses and restricts the flow of water and nutrients to the plant. Increased use of nitrogen in commercial agriculture and turf grass applications, such as on golf courses, has reduced the soil's ability to absorb nitrogen and other nutrients. Using the products produced by Converted Organics helps restore the soil by replenishing these micronutrients. This reduces the amount of nitrogen required in a virtuous cycle that benefits from long-term use. As a result, use of the product reduces chemical run-off to streams, ponds and rivers, an objective with significant long-term benefits to the environment.
Converted Organics' products have a long shelf life compared to many other organic fertilizers. The Company's fertilizer products can be used on a stand-alone basis or in combination with more traditional fertilizers and crop protection products. Converted Organics expects to benefit from increased regulatory focus on organic waste processing and on environmentally friendly growing practices.
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