Dan Carlson - Creator of Sonic Bloom - Background Information


"Twenty Years of Research Creates New Technology
to Accelerate the Growth and Yield of Crops"

Dan Carlson

Dan Carlson is the inventor of the Sonic Bloom system. What motivates Carlson is a horrifying event he witnessed in the early 1960s. In Korea as an enlisted soldier he was obliged to watch, impotently, a starving Korean mother lay the legs of her small child beneath the rear wheel of an army truck; crushed legs created an authentic cripple, entitled to a family-saving food subsidy.

Back home, entitled to the GI Bill of Rights, Carlson spent many hours in the University of Minnesota library, studying plant physiology. Struck by the idea that certain sound frequencies might help a plant breathe better and absorb more nutrients, he experimented with various frequencies until, with the help of an audio engineer, he found one range that was consonant with the early morning bird chirping that helps plants open wider their stomata, or mouth-like pores.

On every leaf there are thousands of such small openings. Each stoma--less that 1/1000 of inch across--allows oxygen and water to pass out of the leaf, or transpire, while other gases, notably carbon dioxide, move in to be transformed by photosynthesis into sugars. During dry conditions, the stomata close to prevent a wilting plant from drying out completely.

Photomicrographs show plant stomata opening wider to Carlson's frequencies, while a Philips 505 Scanning Electron Microscope shows substantially higher stomata density on a leaf treated with Sonic Bloom; additionally, the individual stomata are more developed and better defined.


Sonic Bloom

As stomata normally imbibe the morning dew, sucking up nutrients in the form of free flowing elements, why not, thought Carlson, develop a special organic spray to apply to the leaves along with the sound that induces stomata to open. Even in poor soil, Carlson reasoned, plants could be well nourished with a foliar spray containing the right combination of elements.

To develop such an effective nutrient solution took Carlson 15 years of trial and error, experimenting in labs throughout the country, funded by a caring "angel." Carlson needed to find not only what elements serve to make a plant flourish; he needed to find their proper balance. Just the right amount of Nitrogen, Potassium, and Phosphorus is needed, but not the overdose recommended by the chemical companies that swamp the plant to the exclusion of elements vital to its health. Too much of any one element can distort or even kill a plant.

To find the proper balance required endless testing with radioactive isotopes and Geiger counters to trace the elements' translocation from leaves to stems to peak to roots. Among the first natural substances used was Gibberilic acid, naturally derived from rice roots, needed by every living plant. Eventually Carlson included variety of elements derived from natural plant products and from seaweed; he also added growth stimulants, altering the surface tension of the water base to make it more easily absorbed. The end result was Sonic Bloom.
Inventor and agro-sonic researcher Dan Carlson, is the inventor of Sonic Bloom. This is a technology that combines the use of sound (in the range of birdsong frequencies) to open the stomata of plants with the application of an organic foliar nutrient to realize the plants' genetic potential.

The sound (which is essentially a synthesized version of birdsong), causes the stomata or breathing holes under the leaves to open wider, thus allowing in more carbon dioxide and nutrients. Better results can be obtained by using the proprietary organic foliar nutrient spray that takes advantage of the open breathing holes to feed the plant more effectively.

Using this technique Sonic Bloom often produces yields from 50 to 700% greater than normal. Carlson's own purple passion vine that typically grows 18 inches is now 1350 feet and growing, earning him a place in the Guinness Book of Records.

The technique is the number one project for the government of Indonesia and Carlson expects Sonic Bloom to solve the problems of world hunger. In this interview he talks about the resistance he has met with when trying to convince the industry and government that sound might have a role to play in improving our lives.

Sonic Bloom

Sonic Bloom is a proprietary audio, organic nutrient plant growing process that was developed by Dr. Carlson to assist the farmer, particularly with low water availability and poor soil conditions. When properly applied, sonic stimulation affects plant metabolism at the cellular level and increases the size and number of stomata on each leaf, resulting in a greatly increased absorption rate of moisture and nutrients - an effect that is quickly reflected in root growth, seed-germination, plant growth, and yield. 

The second discovery is the development of a natural organic nutrient formula which is most effective when applied at the same time as the sonic stimulus to the leaves of plants and trees as a fine spray, or to seeds as a carefully timed soak.

The use of the Sonic Bloom system produces greater yields, higher nutrient levels, shorter growth cycles and greater shelf life for the produce and has been shown to generate at least three (3) times the revenue over the additional cost of the process. 

Dr. Carlson has proven these facts over time. During a six (6) year program in Indonesia, starting with the Senior Research Agronomist of each separate Government Institute, Institute of Rice, Institute of Cocoa, etc, and then with eight (8) universities, laboratories, and commercial growers involving rice, cocoa, palm oil, tea, coffee, corn, soybeans, tobacco, vegetables, orchards and ginger.

Here in the United States, record yields have been harvested of alfalfa in Pennsylvania, barley and tomatoes in Idaho and soybean in Iowa. These are examples in a long list of agricultural successes.

Dan Carlson

During a drought in the Sudan, where Sonic Bloom was used, the treated plants grew productive plants at 130 degrees daytime temperatures with 2 inches of annual rainfall. Wherever Sonic Bloom wasn't used, the crops failed.

Sonic Bloom is marketed in forty (40) countries. It is approved in 48 states and is recognized by the Northeast Organic Farming Association of New York, the Research Institute of Organic Agriculture in Switzerland, OMRI, Organic Material Review Institute, OGBA, Organic Growers and Buyers Association, and Eco Cert. Dan Carlson Scientific Enterprises, Inc. holds patents in the United States, Australia, Canada, Mexico, New Zealand, Spain and the European Patent Convention.

Mission Statement

To provide more bountiful, more nutritious crops that can be grown in any kind of soil and under the most adverse conditions for the purpose of improving the life of people in emerging countries, particularly improving the mental acuity and increasing the ability to learn among the youth in those countries.



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