In May of 2006, tests were performed using the Nano-Gro™ pre-planting treatment on tobacco plants known as brand leaf tobacco commonly used in cigars. PRE-PLANTING PROCEDURE: The CONTROL and TREATED groups were handled equally before pre-planting. No treatment, other than the ordinary customary processes were applied to either group. The company manufacturing the Nano-Gro product recommended that the TREATED group of tobacco seeds be pre-treated and soaked in the Nano-Gro solution prior to planting. Both the CONTROL and the TREATED groups were planted in the growing fields outside without the benefit of a greenhouse.
CONTROL GROUP: For comparison purposes, an equal amount of tobacco seeds were planted in the exact same manner as the seeds that would have the Nano-Gro product applied to them.
SPROUTING TREATMENT: After two (2) or three (3) real leaves were seen to sprout on the tobacco plants, the TREATED group was treated with the Nano-Gro product. The Nano-Gro solution was applied in a manner that ensured that it reached the roots of the plant. The CONTROL group was left untreated by the Nano-Gro product and instead received an application of ordinary water.
RESULTS: The results showed that the Nano-Gro treated plants differed greatly compared to the untreated control group. Specific results were observed as follows:
- YIELD: As of October of 2006 the TREATED tobacco plants yield was One Hundred (100%) Percent higher than the CONTROL group when both groups were harvested.
- LEAF DIMENSIONS: The Nano-Gro treated tobacco plants grew to 2.4 to 3.6 meters in length. The CONTROL group only grew 1.2 to 1.8 meters in length.
- AMOUNT OF LEAVES: The Nano-Gro treated tobacco plants produced approximately Thirty (30%) Percent more leaves than the CONTROL group.
- RATE OF GROWTH: The Nano-Gro treated tobacco seedlings grew fast and sprouted leaves Eleven (11) days earlier than the control group.
- The rootstocks of the TREATED seedlings were stronger than those in the CONTROL group, which did not receive any treatment. There were significant differences in the hue of the foliage.
- The Nano-Gro treated tobacco plants exhibited less signs of stress during temporary increases and decreases in temperature.