GroPal Sea Minerals
"The Grower's Friend"
GroPal sea minerals truly are “the grower’s friend”. I have been selling GroPal now for 9 years, and my customers love it. I have 8 pages filled with testimonials from growers all across the USA. On this web page these growers share how GroPal enhances growth, flavor, yields, nutrient density and plant health.
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Why is Gropal needed?
Why is GroPal such a great fertilizer? To understand this, we need to understand the trend in agriculture since the 1940’s. This is when agriculture started fertilizing heavily with chemical fertilizers.
Since then, valuable trace minerals have been farmed and leached from soils. Today most agricultural soils are missing important and valuable trace minerals.
According to researcher Dr. Maynard Murray,
"Most crops utilize an average of 40 elements from the soil.
In no case do fertilizers add more than 12 and most
commercial fertilizers add a maximum of six elements."
Sea Energy Agriculture, pg. 69
The ocean is THE ANSWER to this void in nutrients. It contains every naturally occurring elemental mineral and trace mineral that exist on earth. GroPal is a concentration of these minerals. One hundred gallons of sea minerals are evaporated down to one gallon of dense sea minerals.
In this evaporative process close to 99% of the sodium precipitates out of solution, leaving an incredibly dense micronutrient solution. When this is applied to crops and farmland, it meets a dire need for trace minerals. Plus, the minerals in GroPal are wonderfully balanced.
Bruce Tainio and Marc Tainio of Tainio Technologies, in Washington State, did two years of testing with GroPal.
Their conclusion was that it is a nicely balanced product, with no mineral or trace mineral out of balance. Because of the positive results they have seen, they now recommend our sea minerals to growers.
Enhanced flavor of GroPal grown foods
Perhaps one of the most notable benefits of GroPal is how it enhances the flavor of fruits, vegetables and even row crops. In an article, Dr. Mercola confirms this. Here is what some of our customers said about how GroPal increases flavor in their crops:
- Stanfield, OR: “My wife said our cherries fertilized with GroPal were the largest, best tasting pie cherries we have ever gotten off the tree. Plus our apples and pears had a tremendous set.”
- Soldiers Grove, WI: “I used GroPal on my apple orchard this year, and my apple cider has never tasted this good. People are raving about it, and paying me top dollar. I can’t keep up with the demand.”
- Highland, WI: “Our Rhubarb is really good, not nearly as sour. We didn't have to use as much sugar when we cooked it up. Our radishes without GroPal were a bit bitter, but treated radishes were almost sweet. Our onions weren't as strong, and were sweeter.
Our lettuce is mild tasting, and is holding up better as it gets more mature, without getting bitter when it gets hot out. It is staying a better quality. A number of people have already commented on how much better our produce tastes.”
- Delta, OH. “Our garden is doing so good with GroPal. It changed the flavor of the broccoli. It is sweeter, and doesn't have a bitter taste. The cucumbers and cabbage have a more intense flavor.”
- Brookesmith, TX: “Last year we gave some of our squash to an elderly woman in our church. She has never mentioned anything about the flavor of our squash. This year we gave her some grown with GroPal.
Now at 90 years old, she said, ‘Let me tell you, those squash are the best squash I have ever eaten. I have eaten squash all my life and these don’t taste like what you get from the store. They were almost sweet. They were wonderful.”
I believe the reason that produce and feed tastes better is BECAUSE it is more nutritious. In fact, I did a study with GroPal on wheat in Montana for 2 consecutive years.
Both years I sent the treated and untreated wheat to a lab to have it analyzed. Both years the wheat fertilized with 4/10 gallon of GroPal at boot stage was significantly higher in vitamin content. I had it tested for 5 vitamins.
It had a 11% to 34% higher vitamin content, depending on the vitamin.
Next, we baked bread from both treated and untreated wheat, then did a taste test. People preferred the flavor of the treated bread by 68%. Nutrition really does make a difference in flavor.
Animals love Gropal grown food, too
I have numerous customers who have fed their livestock with feed grown with GroPal, and have seen a difference in how much their animals enjoy it. Here are a couple of examples.
- Soldiers Grove, WI: “Our cows even have noticed a difference. Fescue grass is normally not palatable to my cows during the summer months.
They will eat it in the spring, or wait till it freezes to eat it. I sprayed it with GroPal, and now they are eating it pretty close down.
- Idabel, OK. “My neighbors buy my hay for their horses. They say that their horses always eat my GroPal hay first. They just gobble it up.”
Improvement in Brix (nutrient level)
The brix reading of a plant measures the solids in plant juices. The more solids, the higher the sugar level and mineral density. Generally speaking, the higher the brix, the better the plant tastes.
- Brookesmith, TX: “Late in June I fertilized half of a 25 acre field with ½ gallon GroPal, 1 gallon of fish fertilizer, and ½ gallon of liquid calcium.
The average brix readings on the non-fertilized area averaged 6.9. The fertilized portion averaged 9.6. That’s a 39% improvement!”
- Highland, WI: “GroPal improved the brix reading on my son-in-law’s alfalfa field. It went from 8 to 12. Now that’s nutritious hay!”
Healthier, more beautiful crops
Another thing that my customers have noted is better growth of crops, and better yields.
However, to be effective, I have found that GroPal needs to be applied when the soil has adequate moisture. We just didn't see the yield increases in a drought setting like we did when there was proper moisture.
My customers have said that GroPal increases growth and yields in their crops:
- Pacolet, SC: “I have never grown such beautiful collards as I grew this year by adding in some GroPal.”
- Rocky Ridge, UT: “I am extremely pleased with the large number of blossoms on GroPal treated flowers in my flower garden”
- Apple trees in WA: “We have some newly bearing apple trees that were a sickly green color. They looked lousy. We sprayed on GroPal and Fish fertilizer, and within three days they had turned to a darker, healthy green. They are now the best looking new trees I’ve ever seen in my 30 years of farming apples.”
Better quality vegetables
Better quality vegetables means a better market. Even though GroPal growers tell us that their yields increase, sometimes the quality of their produce is even more important to them.
Taylors, SC: “I applied a quart of GroPal on my vegetable farm, then 2 weeks later I applied a second quart. A week and a half after the second application I noticed the following:
- Green beans put on extra blooms
- Cantaloupe blooms were larger. At harvest time, the fruit was sweeter, larger (better tonnage per acre) and a little smoother, making it easier to sell.
- Bell Peppers yielded exceptionally well. They were larger and smoother.
- Green Beans yielded an extra 15% to 20% over the control, plus they were more tender.
The most important difference I see with GroPal is better quality and better looking produce, since this makes it sell so much better."
Larger, more vigorous growth
One of the more common reports we hear about GroPal is that it helps crops to grow faster, taller, larger and better. Here are some examples.
- Dushore, PA: “My cabbage is now 4 weeks old. The plants treated with GroPal are 1 ½” taller than the non-treated, and are a darker green, while the non-treated are a pale medium green.
My treated tomatoes are 1” taller, and have darker green leaves than my non-treated tomatoes.”
- Soldiers Grove, WI: “I put calcium on half of a field of fescue, blue grass, clover and alfalfa, and two applications of 3/8 gallons of GroPal on the other half.
The half with the GroPal is now double the thickness as the half with calcium.”
- Highland, WI: “I used GroPal for a soil application and later as a foliar application in my garden. The plants seemed to be more vigorous. They really took off, and outgrew the plants that didn't get the GroPal.”
- Whitesboro, TX: “I sprayed GroPal and HumaTec on 4 acres of my friend’s hay. The most he ever got off this ground was 8 JD 5’x6’ bales. This time he got 10 bales off the 4 acres.
Even though it was late in the year when grass normally has a bitter taste, it tasted sweet. The cows really like it.”
- Oberlin, KS: “I applied GroPal to my tomato plants. They grew like gangbusters with large, dark, glossy green leaves.”
- Taylor, NE: “The alfalfa I treated with 1/10th gallon of GroPal yielded better than my other alfalfa by far. I think my cows are in better shape, too.”
Protection from cold heat
Increasing a crop’s resistance to heat and cold can keep crops from dying, and also extend the length of time that crops can be harvested. When a crop has a higher brix, it is more resistant to extreme temperatures.
- Highland, WI: “My GroPal treated tomatoes didn't die when it frosted, and I had tomatoes till the first of November. Everyone else’s tomatoes in the area were dead.
I had two zucchini that I thought were too big, and I kept them on the back porch for 2 months. Then I processed them, and they were still firm.
I also saw incredible shelf life for my rutabagas, turnips, kohlrabi and cabbages. My cucumbers and eggplant also lasted into November. Everyone who bought this produce commented on how good it tasted.
- Glen St. Mary, FL: “I raise acres of vegetables for area grocery stores. July 4th is the longest I have ever been able to keep collards, as they don’t like the heat. It is now August 22, and I have younger collards that are still coming.
This is amazing, considering the fact that this year has been very hot (95 to 98 degrees F.). I believe it is the GroPal that is helping my collards grow back after each cutting.
GroPal is the only thing I used on this new batch, and on August 22 they are almost ready to be gathered for the second time.”
Increase in yield
It seems that every farmer is looking for a way to increase yields. After all, increased yields means greater profitability.
My experience with GroPal is that when there is adequate soil moisture, GroPal may pay for itself 2 or 3 times over in increased yields.
- Wiggins, CO: “I was concerned that GroPal might be snake oil, so I tried misting it undiluted on a few bean plants. To my surprise the leaves turned about 3 shades darker green.
Next, I put 3 applications of GroPal and C4 on my sugar beets, and they made an incredible 12 ton per acre. I believe GroPal helped to make that possible.”
- Sylvester, GA: “I saw really good results from using GroPal on my vegetables. I actually picked my snap beans 5 times, and they produced exceptionally well. I have never seen this high of a yield before.
My okra is really growing and yielding great, and my cabbage made a fine head. My cabbage was better quality and it yielded better than any cabbage I have ever had.”
- Liberal, MO: “I sprayed my green beans with GroPal, and they didn't want to quit yielding.
Then on the section of a field of soybeans that I sprayed with 2/10th gallon of GroPal on at pod set I got 80 to 90 bushel yield, compared to the rest of the field that averaged 63 bushel.
The beans in this field were some of the best soybeans around, but the beans sprayed GroPal were outstanding.”
- Water Valley, KY: “I applied 1/10th gallon per acre GroPal after tiller, then another 4/10ths gallon per acre at boot on my wheat.
I saw a visible difference between the test and control sides of the field. The GroPal portion of the field yielded 10% to 15% better than the portion of the field without GroPal.”
Benton, MT: “We tested 3 application rates of GroPal on wheat, plus a control as a standard.
- 1/10th gal./acre. Negligible increase in protein, no increase in yield, but higher test weights.
- 2/10th gal./acre. Increase in both protein and test weights, plus 10% increase in yield.
- 4/10th gal./acre. On this test we saw:
Test weight: Control was 60#, GroPal was 61.6#
Protein: Control averaged 11%, GroPal averaged 13.1
Yield: Control was 38 bushel/acre, GroPal was 44.6 bushel/acre
Larger sized produce
For a vegetable shopper, larger vegetables can really catch your eye. For the grower, larger vegetables means greater profits. These growers can attest that GroPal has helped increase the size of their produce.
- Senoia, GA: “I applied ½ gallon of GroPal per acre in a foliar application. Within a month I started harvesting. I have never seen such large peas.”
- Battle Lake, MN: “I had incredibly large head lettuce. One head weighted 2 pounds.
People couldn't believe that my beets and tomatoes did so well.
I normally lose about 25% of my tomatoes to wilt. This year I didn't lose any tomatoes to wilt.
Look at the size of my green peppers, onions and broccoli.
Better Coloration and Health
Better plant health means less disease, less insect pressure and therefore better yields. Healthier crops also mean spending less money on poisons to address health problems.
- Sharpsburg, GA: “I bought GroPal and C4 from you after I had been having problems with our corn and peppers.
The corn was turning a pale yellow and the peppers leaves were curling and some were falling off. I did a foliar application of GroPal and C4.
After a few days I could see the leaves on the peppers starting to flatten out. After a week, the color started coming back, and I started seeing new growth.
My corn and peppers look much better now, very hardy and vigorous. I am now spraying these products on everything I grow.”
- Perry, IA: “I applied 1/10th gallon of GroPal to my non-GMO soybeans at bloom, and saw a 4 bushel increase over the control to 35 bushel per acre. The leaves were a deeper, nicer green.”
- Dawson, GA: “I have used GroPal for 2 years now. I only put out 4 to 6 ounces per acre on my peanuts, cotton and corn, but I believe even that amount is making a difference.”
Better shelf life
What good is beautiful produce if it rots before customers can buy it? Long shelf life means less loss to spoilage, and a larger window to sell them.
- Liberal, MO: “My potatoes that I fertilized with GroPal did really well, and lasted a lot longer than usual in my cellar.”
- Rocky Ridge, UT: “The shelf life of our lettuce doubled or tripled. Our customers noticed the increase in flavor. Even through a hot spell, our lettuce tasted great.”
- Corvallis, OR. “Our blueberries are sweeter, they have a longer shelf life, and are a better quality.”
Here is another one of the benefits of sea minerals. They provide trace minerals needed to help a plant fight back against disease.
- Apple Trees in WA: I am convinced that GroPal took the mildew out of my apple trees. Where we didn't spray, the mildew was definitely worse.
Also, I didn't have to spray for Aphids, even on the young trees, this year.
- Chattanooga, TN: “I selectively sprayed about 1/3rd of my walnut trees with GroPal in July.
We had a SEVERE drought this year. The leaf drop, which normally occurs the first part of September, is significantly less in sprayed trees.
In fact, the sprayed trees are still bright and green as compared with the unsprayed trees. We plan on spraying all 3,000 of our walnut trees this next spring.”
- Perry, IA: “We got our tomatoes, squash and cucumbers from the nursery but forgot to plant them. When I found them they were pretty much dead. But I injected 2 cc of GroPal into the water and watered them, highly structuring the water.
The vegetables came back to life, and had the best taste ever, with no insect damage or disease. They actually survived till after the 2nd frost. I am very impressed. Tomatoes were red all the way through.”
“The hogs that are drinking the GroPal water look great. They haven’t been sick even with a hard winter.”
Less insect damage
Commercial growers rely on insecticides to keep insects from destroying their crops.
Organic growers don’t have nearly as many options to fall back on. I have had numerous customers tell me that when they fertilize with GroPal, their insect problems diminish or completely disappear.
This isn't because GroPal is an insecticide. Rather, it supplies nutrient needs of the plant. A healthy, nutrient dense plant doesn't draw insects like a nutrient deficient plant.
- Taylors, SC: “I used GroPal last year and again this year. Last year neither my green beans or squash had any bugs. I was surprised by that. They were actually cleaner than our convention beans where we used insecticide.
This year we have had no insect damage at all.”
- Liberal, MO: “I sprayed my green beans with 1/10th gallon of GroPal. I normally have to spray 3 or 4 times w/ insecticide, but now have almost no insect pressure.
Our customers tell us that GroPal really helps with the health of their trees. This grower in Florida conducted tests on a number of types of orange trees.
Sarasota County, FL: “On July 3 I sprayed test trees with 8 oz./acre of GroPal. Again on July 18 I sprayed the test trees with 3 oz./acre GroPal, mixed in 2.33 gal. of water per tree.
Before spraying them, the trees looked sickly, the leaves were spotted, and the coloration was light green and uneven.
- Navel orange trees. After 1 week, trees have leaf liquid drops on them, and leaf color is a little better.
By the second week the trees had a better color then the control tree. The fruit also seemed to have a darker green shade of color.
There is progress in the health aspects of the tree: the change of the chlorophyll color in the leaf, the leaves have become a uniform color. Leaf drop has stopped on the trees that he treated.
8/23 The coloration of the leaves is continuing to appear healthier than the control, there are not as many fruit drops, and the oranges are definitely larger.
- Leachee tree. I noticed that fruit colored up quicker, the tree got a new batch of leaves, and they moved out of the petrole block quicker.
I believe GroPal is satisfying the tree with nutrients that it didn't have before.
- A Minniola tree had green fungus on the bark of the tree. I sprayed GroPal on the fungus, but didn't see any effect on the fungus.
What did happen was that I had overspray on a branch. Here the tree seemed to force some new leaves, enhancing the tree’s leafiness.
GroPal helps in so many ways. It truly is the grower’s friend.
However, if GroPal is good, Mycorrplus is even better! It not only brings the nutrients of the ocean to the plant, but also helps to restore balance to the soil!
By Paul Schneider Jr., GroPal distributor, USA
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