Sonic Bloom Spray Manual

Sonic Bloom Product Introduction

 

Sonic Bloom is a totally-organic, highly-concentrated, foliar spray containing plant extracts, trace minerals and seaweed. Absorption into the plants of this nutrient is enhanced by audio stimulation. The concentrated foliar nutrient spray, containing plant extracts, trace minerals and amino acids, is totally organic. It contains no fish or animal products; and is not a fertilizer. When used in conjunction with a specially-developed patented sound generator, SonicBloom has produced remarkable yields and high-quality, nutritious, healthy, fruit, vegetables, nuts, and herbs, as well as outstanding flowers and rapid tree growth.

We believe Sonic Bloom consistently produces the following characteristics in a wide-range of crops:

  • Stimulates plant growth more effectively than any other known agent

  • Dramatically increases flowering and fruiting productivity leading to increased yields

  • Better uniformity of fruit and vegetable size

  • Stimulates the genetic memories of cells to produce dynamic adaptations to unfavorable environmental factors leading to excellent crops in unsuitableclimates

  • Higher brix and nutrient levels

  • Superior taste

  • Longer shelf and storage life

  • We believe increased sugar content increases resistance to pests and diseases

  • One to three weeks' earlier maturity of produce, permitting farmers to beat their competition to market

Over the past 30 years, plant-breeding scientist, Dan Carlson, has developed SONIC BLOOM. The complex, organic, seaweed-based formula is most effective when applied to the leaves of plants and trees as a fine spray, or to seeds as a carefully-timed soak. The oscillating frequency generator (Sound Unit) produces acoustic energy which stimulates plant metabolism at the cellular level, resulting in a greatly increased foliar uptake rate of moisture and nutrients, which is quickly reflected in increased seed germination, root growth, plant growth and overall increased production. When the SONIC BLOOM sound system and foliar nutrient spray are used simultaneously, there is a substantial increase in the absorption of nutrients by the plants as compared to the absorption rate in plants treated with conventional foliar methods.

 

Frequently Asked Questions


Q: To begin, what exactly is SONIC BLOOM?

A: SONIC BLOOM is a revolutionary new system to enhance plant growth naturally. Dan Carlson, a research scientist, has developed a concept which involves the unique combination of sound and a specially developed foliar spray.

Q: Yes, but how does it actually work?

A: The special sound is made up of harmonic frequencies which stimulate the tiny pores on plant leaves to open. When these pores, called stomata, are open, the plant is able to increase its uptake of SONIC BLOOM balanced Nutrient by over 700%.

Q: That is a big increase! The sound is obviously important, but what about the Nutrient?

A: The Nutrient itself is really the important thing. It’s a combination of over 60 trace minerals, amino acids and naturally-occurring growth stimulants. The sound is a tool to increase the the effect of this organic foliar spray. Forty-five minutes minimum sound stimulation is necessary before and after the leaves are sprayed.

Q: Yes, but if this sound increases absorption by so much, won’t any foliar spray work with the SONIC BLOOM sound?

A: This is an important point. Dan Carlson discovered the sound almost 30 years ago, but took 20 years of painstaking development to create a balanced nutrient to complete the system. The problem was that the huge increase in absorption tended to magnify any imbalances and elements could become locked up as a result. So the sound and the balanced nutrient are inseparable. This is the world record breaking combination, and trials have shown other combinations to be ineffective.

Q: Okay, so SONIC BLOOM is the clever balance of a sound and a nutrient. Now, how often do they need to be applied?

A: This varies from crop to crop. Vegetables, for example, require sprays every 7 to 10 days, while tree crops need a monthly spray; 5 to 7 sprays is ideal for most things. The sound should be applied as often as possible, particularly early in the morning when the dew is still on the leaves. Dew actually contains free-floating nutrients and when it is absorbed so effectively it can provide both drought protection and increased growth.

Q: Now, how exactly are the spray and the sound applied?

A: The Sound Units are activated by a solar cell which turns them on at daylight and off at nightfall. They are powered by a 12 volt battery and are fully weatherproof. They are usually mounted on a pole or tree in the middle of a growing area. These units are available in three different sizes: (a) Model I Unit covers 1 to 5 acres; (b) Model II Unit covers 25-40 acres; and Model III Unit covers up to 60 acres. Multiples of these units are used for larger acreage.

Q: How will I know if my crops are improving?

A: We ask that you set aside a small part of your acreage as a control area.

Q: Will the sound affect my animals or annoy my neighbors?

A: No, the sound doesn’t bother animals at all and is inoffensive, so there’s no problem. The smallest commercial unit includes a volume control to govern the right amount of sound for the size of the area to be treated. The larger commercial units should not be situated near a house. From a distance they become a back-ground noise similar to crickets; but too close, or aimed directly at a neighbor could be annoying.

Q: Are fertilizers still necessary or is SONIC BLOOM the complete substitute?

A: SONIC BLOOM is not a fertilizer. It is a plant growth enhancer. We always recommend that the grower continue to fertilize as usual. After SONIC BLOOM treatment you can expect rapid growth, earlier maturity and good yield increases on top of what you would normally expect. You can experiment later and reduce fertilizer costs. Many of our growers do, but initially it’s best to carry on as normal.

Q: SONIC BLOOM apparently has the ability to heal sick plants. Can it be used as the perfect problem solver?

A: No. it’s a mistake to treat SONIC BLOOM as a ”cure-all”. It can, in fact, heal sick plants, but if you have a problem, soil analysis is recommended. >SONIC BLOOM will not overcome a major soil deficiency. It may help, but ultimately the problem must be addressed.

Q: Is the system easy to use? Is it as simple as “play, spray and grow” or is a degree in chemistry necessary to follow instructions?

A: Yes, basically it’s just “play, spray and grow,” but there are a few rules that must be followed to fully benefit from the system. These are clearly explained on the following pages..

Q: The nutrient is totally organic, but isn’t it a bit like enhance feeding the plant, using the sound to increase absorption?

A: The only way to answer that is to suggest that you look at the end result. SONIC BLOOM-treated plants are obviously more luxuriant and abundant. They are more disease and pest resistant, produce more and live a lot longer. It depends on your criteria, but it would be very hard to deny that these are happy plants.

Q: Now, the big question: How much does the system cost?

A: The Sound Units are priced between $250 - $650 each and involves minimum Nutrient purchase. The reason for this is to preserve the integrity of the SONIC BLOOM system. It is human nature to try other foliar sprays with the sound, but they simply do not work and it makes our system look bad. The system costs about $50 - $60 per acre per crop per season for a full program for field and row crops, so a yield increase of between just 2% - 10% is all that is necessary to cover the cost of treatment. Local yield increases have greatly exceeded this. Our growers report, earlier maturity, drought resistance, increased pest and disease resistance, higher sugar levels and associated taste improvement, extended shelf life and rapid balanced growth, you begin to see where SONIC BLOOM becomes a gilt-edged investment!

 

 

Spray Equipment for Applying Sonic Bloom

 

SPRAYER

 

The most effective method of spraying Sonic Bloom is with a tractor and P.T.O-driven mist sprayer. The next is a tractor and P.T.O.-driven boom type sprayer.

If a tractor type sprayer is not available, then the most economical method is to use a

power back-pack mist blower.

The most-expensive and least effective method of spraying is with a pump-up back-pack

or a high-volume single-hose type sprayer.

SPRAYER TANK

Sprayer tank should be made of plastic, fiberglass, stainless steel or of a material

that does not promote rust. NEVER use a galvanized metal, rusty, dirty and/or

contaminated tank.

It is best to always clean and rinse the tank before use. Water used to fill tank

should be from a clean source, NOT from rusty, scaly pipes or galvanized metal

tanks.

CAUTION: NEVER SPRAY OTHER CHEMICALS OR FOLIAR PRODUCTS WITH SONIC BLOOM. NEVER

APPLY CHEMICALS OR FOLIAR PRODUCTS WITH THE SOUND UNIT RUNNING. CONSEQUENCES

INCLUDE: SLOW GROWTH, WILTING, DYING, DEFORMITIES, AND SOUR TASTE.

Sonic Bloom Sound Units

The patented sound-generator units produce an oscillating frequency, which is an

essential part of the Sonic Bloom proces s. It is the synergistic-action between the

formulated-nutrient and the frequency range of the sound unit which produces the

exceptional results.

All sound units have a photocell switch, allowing automatic daylight operatio n, and

auto switch-off in the darkness.

All sound units are sealed, electronic, completely self contained, having ceramic

speakers, no moving parts, and are designed for all-weather operation. They have

leads with battery clips fitted (red to positive and black to negative), and require a 12-

volt D.C. battery..

Sonic Bloom Sound Units Continued

The Model 1 sound unit (greenhouse and small truck farm unit) requires only a 12-

volt car battery. All other units should use a deep

cell type battery (marine). All models are small,

and can be held in one hand, so they are portable.

It is important to be sure that all battery

connections are clean, and the jaws are free from

rust. A poor contact can reduce the volume and

effectiveness of the sound unit.

Model I Sound Unit (Greenhouse and/or Small

Truck Farm)

This sound unit will handle 1/5 to 5 acres (.08 HA

to 2 HA). It has an on/off switch with adjustable volume control, but no over-ride

switch. Please ensure that the unit is at full volume when spraying. For normal day-to-

day operation, volume can be reduced. If you can hear the sound clearly, your

plants can too, and that should be sufficient. On spraying days, however, maximum-volume

is essential.

The Model I sound unit is best placed near one-end of the crop area and facing into

the crop. It is a good idea to periodically relocate the Model I sound unit to the

other end of the crop area. When spraying, always run the sound unit at

maximum-volume for total-stimulation. The sound unit must be playing for at least

45-minutes in the area to be sprayed, prior to and while spraying. After spraying, the

sound unit should be left running for the rest of the day, where possible, and for a

minimum of two(2) hours. If possible, run sound units daily from dawn to 10 A.M.

This will help your plants to absorb dew and nutrients from the air.

Model II Sound Unit (Tractor Model)

The Model II Sound Unit is a twin case

tractor/sprayer model which can also be pole

mounted. The unit will handle 25 - 40 acres (10.5 HA

to 16.5 HA). It is designed to be placed on the

tractor/sprayer with one speaker case at the front

of the tractor and one at the back of the sprayer

while spraying..

Sonic Bloom Sound Units Continued

It may be left on the tractor/sprayer and parked at the area that was sprayed with

the unit left running for at least two(2) hours after spraying, or can be pole-mounted

for use on non-spray days. It has a photocell override switch, allowing it to

be used at night. It is powered by a 12-volt D.C. battery (preferably a deep cell-type

battery).

Model III Sound Unit 7-Speaker Unit

The Model III Sound Unit will cover from 40 -60

acres (16.5HA to 25HA) and should be pole

mounted above the crop height and in the

center of the area to be covered. Sound is

generated in four directions. It also has a

photocell override switch, allowing it to be used

at night. NEVER use this Model III unit on a

tractor/sprayer unit. It is powered by a 12-volt

D.C. battery (preferably a deep cell-type

battery).

Sound Units in General

The patented sound units produce an oscillating frequency which is an essential

part of the Sonic Bloom process. It is the synergistic action of the formulated

nutrient and the frequency range of the sound unit which produces the exceptional

results. All sound units have a photocell switch allowing it to automatically turn on

at sunrise and shut-off at dusk.

All sound units are electronic, completely sealed and self-contained with ceramic

speakers, have no moving parts and are designed for all-weather conditions. They

are light-weight and can be easily held in one han d.

Photocell By-pass Switch

Both the Model II and Model III sound units have a photocell by-pass switch

located near the battery clip end of the wires. It is designed to by-pass the

automatic photocell so the unit will run at night and not be dependent on a light

source. This is helpful in hot weather and drought conditions as it allows growers

to run the sound units at night to take advantage of the cooler evenings and dew

conditions. Sound units should be shut off when the temperature is 92 degrees

Fahrenheit (33.5 degrees Celsius) or warmer.

In drought conditions growers have run the sound units at night, spraying from 16

to 80 gallons of water per acre (146 ltr. to 730 ltr. per HA) and prevented plant

stress for up to 10 days. (The sound helps plants to absorb the water at a higher

rate than normal). Any sound unit should NOT be run for more than 18 hours in

any 24 hour period..

Mixing the Sonic Bloom Nutrient

Be sure to follow these simple instructions carefully and in the following

sequence:

1. Ensure the Spray Tank is Empty and Clean.

2. Shake the Sonic Bloom nutrient container VIGOROUSLY.

3. Pour the measured-amount of Sonic Bloom nutrient into the tank. DO

NOT exceed the maximum strength of 256 :1 ( 5 ltr : 15 ml) (More is NOT better).

4. Add Water with Force. This is Essential. A high-pressure hose is ideal.

5. Do Not use galvanized or rusty tanks.

6. Do Not Mix any other chemicals or fertilizers with Sonic Bloom, and

do not allow sound to be played while applying any other chemicals or fertilizers.

7. Do not Pre-mix the nutrient or leave standing without agitation for over 3 hours.

8. Mix only enough mixture to cover the area that is to be sprayed. Do not save left-over

mixture.

Sonic Bloom Check List - Prior to Spraying

Spraying Conditions

Best conditions to spray is early morning - on a calm da y, when dew is still present

on leaves. Ideally, you should spray between the hours of 5:30 A.M. and 10:00 A.M. If

temperatures are too cold, spray in the late afternoon. Never spray in the middle of

the day in sunny or windy weather conditions. Overcast, foggy, or humid

conditions can extend the spraying-window beyond 10:00 A. M.

Weather Conditions

The air temperature should be above 52-degrees Fahrenheit (11.5 Celsius) or

warmer, but not above 92 degrees Fahrenheit (33.5 Celsius).

Spray Particles

Aim for a spray particle size of no larger than 150 - 200 micron s, and spray at high-pressure,

if possible.

If hand spraying, the sound unit should be within 75-feet (23 meters) of plants being

sprayed.

If spraying by tractor, a Model II sound unit must be mounted front and back and

on during all spraying.

Sound units have been running for at least 45-minutes in the area to be sprayed.

If you do not have a separate tractor sound unit, remove the field unit and mount it

on the tractor once you have filled the spray tan k, and leave the tractor and

sprayer unit parked in the area to be sprayed with the sound unit operating. Allow

at least 45 minutes for the sound to simulate the crop before spraying, and ensure

the spray mixture is agitating.. GROUND LEVEL

REMOVABLE PIN

SOUND UNIT

PIVOT PIN

Sound units should be mounted on a

quality litre steel post approximately

15 feet above the ground.

Base unit should be dug into ground

to facilitate supporting pole and unit

properly.

Place one pivot pin (top pin) through

the base and pole close to top of

base poles and secure permanently.

Removable pin is to be placed close

to bottom of pole going through both

the base poles and upper pole.

Removable pin should have some

type of security lock pin attached to

end for safety.

Attachment of sound unit will vary

with type of sound unit.

Wires can be attached along center

pole to ground level for battery hook-up.

This system has been found to work

effectively by our growers and

assures easy mounting and handling

of sound units.

Center pole can be tipped down by

removing lower removable pin and

pivoting off of top pin to lower

assembly to ground.

SUGGESTED SOUND UNIT MOUNTING POLE

ASSEMBLY FOR SONIC BLOOM SOUND UNITS

SPACE BETWEEN BASE

POLES AND CENTER POLE

EXAGGERATED FOR

DIAGRAM ONLY. POLES

SHOULD BE SPACED

CLOSE TO ONE ANOTHER

IN FINAL ASSEMBLY.

15 FT

(4.55 Meters)

POLE

TO GROUND

OR TO A

HEIGHT OF

4-5 FT

(1.52 Meters)

ABOVE THE

CROP

HEIGHT..

SPEAKER INSTRUCTIONS MODEL I

GREENHOUSE & SMALL TRUCK (1/5 - 5 Acres)

ON-OFF & VOLUME:

Must be on for photocell to work. Volume

adjustment - the louder the better.

PHOTO CELL:

Turns unit on at sun-up and off at sundown

automatically.

POWER JACK:

Located on side of speaker for use with 110

volt transformer. (Plug into any 110 outlet).

POWER OPTIONS:

The speaker can be connected to any 12

volt battery by connecting the red clip to the positive terminal of the battery, connecting the

black clip to the negative terminal and plugging the other end into the power jack.

Or you can hook the speaker up to your house current by using the power jack and

supplied transformer.

MODEL I PLACEMENT

For small sized plots where Model I sound unit(s) are used, they should be placed either

on corner poles of the garden,

kiddy-corner from each other, or on

a side facing towards the garden.

These also should be left on daily

and are also controlled by a light

sensor to turn on at dawn and off at

dusk. For larger areas, it is

advisable to rotate the sound units to

the opposite sides or kiddy-corner

about every two to three weeks to

ensure the sound is reaching every

plant (see figure above). It is a good

idea to periodically relocate the Model I sound unit to the other end of the

greenhouse. Model I unit is best placed near one end of crop area and facing into the crop

when spraying. Always run unit at maximum volume for total stimulation.

The sound units need to be on 45 minutes prior to spraying Sonic Bloom nutrients and

played at least 4 -5 hours (2 hours minimum) after spraying is completed. Just prior to

spraying, the Model I sound unit (s) should be placed with one on the front of the spray

unit facing forward and one one the back facing to the rear. If only one sound unit is

available, place it on the back of the spray unit facing the rear. After completing spraying,

place the sound unit (s) back on the post (s).

Model I sound unit (s) can be

placed in any of these locations. If

the area is large, rotate the sound

unit (s) to opposite sides every

2 -3 weeks..

SPEAKER INSTRUCTIONS MODEL II UNIT

(TRACTOR MODEL) (25 - 40 Acres)

PHOTO CELL

Automatically turns unit on at

sunrise and off at sunset. Hidden

in picture - at top of box).

PHOTOCELL BY-PASS TOGGLE

SWITCH

Use the by-pass switch when

sound unit needs to be run during

hours of darkness or before sun-up.

Be sure the switch is returned

to the off position after completion of early morning spraying so that the unit operates

normally. (Do not exceed over 18 hours of operation in a 24 hour period). In normal

operation, this switch should be in the off position.

USE OF SPEAKERS

Mount unit with photocell up. The eyelets can be used to attach unit to pole or tractor. You

can mount one speaker in front of the tractor (facing forward) and the other speaker on

the back of the spray unit (facing the rear). Also, when pole mounting the speakers, you

can face them in different directions to increase coverage area per unit.

Hook clips to the 12 volt battery. Red clip to the positive (+) terminal and the black clip to

the negative (-) terminal.

The sound unit on the sprayer should be turned on at least 15 minutes prior to spraying.

Do not spray when the temperature is below 52 degrees F. Spraying early morning when

the dew is still on the plants, is the best time. Do not spray during the hot part of the day.

MODEL II PLACEMENT

This unit is the twin case tractor/sprayer model

which can also be pole-mounted and will cover

between 25 and 40 acres when used in this

manner. It should be pole-mounted 15 to 20

feet above the ground in the center of The area

to be covered. The twin boxes should be

mounted bock to back. If the unit is to cover

less than The 25 acres, it can be mounted

lower, but always ensure that the unit is above crop height..

SPEAKER INSTRUCTIONS MODEL III UNIT

(LARGE FIELD MODEL)

PHOTO CELL

Automatically turns unit on at sunrise and off

at sunset.

PHOTOCELL BY-PASS TOGGLE SWITCH

Use the by-pass switch when sound unit

needs to be run during hours of darkness or

before sun-up. Be sure the switch is returned

to the off position after completion of early

morning spraying so that the unit operates

normally. (Do not exceed over 18 hours of

operation in a 24 hour period). In normal

operation, this switch should be in the off position.

USE OF SPEAKERS

Mount unit with photocell up. The mounting brackets can be used to attach unit to pole. (A

2 X 4 board will fit between speakers). This unit is designed to handle larger acreage and

should be placed in the middle of the field to be covered by the sound.

Hook clips to the 12 volt battery. Red clip to the positive (+) terminal and the black clip to

the negative (-) terminal.

The sound unit should be turned on at least 30 minutes prior to spraying. Do not spray

when the temperature is below 52 degrees F. Spraying early morning when the dew is still

on the plants, is the best time. Do not spray during the hot part of the day.

MODEL III PLACEMENT

The Model III speakers should be

mounted as close to the center of the area

to be covered as possible.

This 60-acre unit should be pole-mounted

15 - 20 feet (4.5 m to 6 m) above the

ground in the center of the area to be

covered. Sound is generated in four

directions.

When spraying. the unit should be left running and a Model II should be tractor mounted.

If you do not have the Model II, then remove Model Ill from the pole and tractor mount It at

the highest point on the vehicle as possible.. NOTE:

WHEN CHECKING THE PHOTOCELL SWITCH OPERATION. DO NOT PLACE A BARE

FINGER OVER PHOTOCELL YOUR FINGER WILL ALLOW LIGHT THROUGH AND UNIT WILL

NOT TURN OFF. INSTEAD PLACE A CLOTH OR SOLID OBJECT OVER PHOTOCELL.

NEVER USE A 240 VOLT- 12 VOLT MAINS ADAPTER OR MAINS 12 VOLT SUPPLY.

FREQUENCY CAN CHANGE, YET MAY NOT NECESSARILY BE NOTICEABLE TO THE

HUMAN EAR.

BATTERIES

Keep battery charged and use a deep cycle battery if possible. Units draw very little power

and a large battery should operate a 60-acre unit (Model III) for 3 to 4 weeks on automatic

daylight operations. Because the units draw few amps, they will run a battery completely

flat if not recharged. Sound becomes softer and Is not easy to detect by ear, so it is

recommended to recharge batteries regularly. Solar panels are ideal when connected to a

battery and extend the life of the batteries.

Discharge Rates of Sound Units

Model I Greenhouse Unit (1-5-acre) 150 milliamps

Model II Tractor/Sprayer Unit (25-40-acre) 400 milliamps

Model III 7-Speaker Unit (60-acre) 450 milliamps

TIPS FOR SUCCESS

If possible, run Sound Units daily from dawn to10:00 a.m. This will help plants absorb

dew and nutrients from the air.

Shake SONIC BLOOM Nutrient bottle vigorously prior to adding correct amount of Nutrient

to EMPTY spray tank.

Add water with FORCE to produce foam; high-pressure hose is ideal. Do not draw water

from rusty pipes or galvanized tanks. This will render SONIC BLOOM less effective. The

pH for all water used with Sonic Bloom should be a pH of 6. Citric acid can be used to

reduce the pH. Sound unit should be played daily throughout season where possible.

Ensure spray mix is at correct dilution rate (see program). If you wish to use a wetter/

sticker/ spreader such as Citowett, use 1/2 the minimum label rate and the normal amount

of Nutrient.

Do not apply stronger rates than listed, and aim for sufficient leaf coverage top and

bottom.

Spray at optimum time and in optimum conditions. Spray early a.m. while dew is still on

the leaves and ensure air temperature is above 55 degrees F. Complete spraying by

10:00 a.m. Overcast, high-humidity conditions can extend spraying window. If conditions

are too cold, spray in late afternoon. Nutrient needs to be on leaf surface as long as

possible before drying. When spraying SONIC BLOOM, leave Sound Unit running for

remainder of day where possible. If not, then at least for a couple of hours.

Do not premix the spray or add other chemicals or foliar products. Apply spray as soon as

possible after mixing; do not leave standing for long periods..

TIPS FOR SUCCESS CONT.

In drought conditions, growers have run Sound Units at night and sprayed 20 to 100

gallons of water per acre and prevented plant stress for up to 10 days (Sound Unit helps

plants absorb the water).

In drought or hot conditions, Sound Units can be run at night to take full advantage of

dew, and switched off in the mornings when dew has evaporated. Do not run units for

more than 18 hours in any 24-hour period, and not in temperatures above 92F (33.5

degrees C.).

The battery connections must be kept clean and the jaws free of rust. A poor contact can

reduce the volume and effectiveness of the unit.

Larger units have an override switch, allowing unit to run of night. However, units should

never run more than 18 hours in any 24-hour period. The override switch is to allow night

spraying in warm climates and to take advantage of night dew in hot or dry conditions. In

extremely hot and dry weather, night Sound Unit operation is preferable to all-day running.

The override switch will run unit continuously (this is fitted to Model II andIll units only).

Sound Unit must be operating in the area to be sprayed for at least 30 minutes prior to

spraying (45 minutes is optimum).

After spraying, unit should be left running for remainder of the day (or night). Minimum

requirement at least 2 hours.

It is recommended that Sound Unit be tractor mounted for outdoor spraying. Maximum

volume at point of spray delivery is essential.ModelIl is recommended for this purpose to

offset the considerable noise a tractor and sprayer generates (Model I is inadequate for

outdoor tractor spraying with air blast sprays).

It is not essential to run Sound Unit on days when SONIC BLOOM is not being applied.

However, it is advantageous to operate Sound Unit (s) each morning while dew is on the

leaves and in the late afternoons until dusk.

For indoor growing in warm, humid conditions, there is a considerable advantage to

running Sound Unit during the day.

Timer switches can be purchased to run Sound Units automatically for a few hours in the

morning and the last couple of hours of daylight in the early evening.

Switch Sound Units off in temperatures above 92 degrees F (33.5 C). For Models II and

Model III, disconnect lead.

NOTE:

NEVER OPERATE SOUND UNIT WHEN FOLIAR SPRAYING CHEMICAL OR OTHER FOLIAR

PRODUCTS THAN SONIC BLOOM. CONSIDERABLE DAMAGE CAN AND HAS OCCURRED

BY NOT FOLLOWING THIS SIMPLE RULE. SYMPTOMS INCLUDE SLOW GROWTH, PLANT

WILTING, POOR TASTE OF FRUIT, DEFORMITIES AND EVEN PLANT DEATH.

NEVER MIX OTHER CHEMICALS OR FOLIAR PRODUCTS WITH SONIC BLOOM AND

NEVER FOLIAR APPLY ANY CHEMICAL WITH SOUND UNITS RUNNING. IF YOU ARE DUE

TO APPLY A FUNGICIDE AND A SONIC BLOOM SPRAY, APPLY THE SONIC BLOOM SPRAY

FIRST FOLLOWED BY THE CHEMICAL SPRAY.. Sonic Bloom Seed Germination Instructions

Seed Propagation - Benefits

There are tremendous benefits to be derived from using Sonic Bloom during this crucial

period. They include:

Faster Germination - Many growers have reported greatly accelerated germination

times with many different types of seeds which leads to earlier maturity and crop

turnaround times.

Higher Strike Rates of seeds and cuttings - This is especially the case with difficult-to-

strike seeds and cuttings. Growers consistently report germination and cutting rates of

between 95% and 100% when using the Sonic Bloom process.

Much Heartier Seedlings and Cuttings - Possess the ability to withstand difficult

conditions and disease pressure. Cotyledons are usually thicker, and treated seeds and

cuttings develop more lateral branching of root mass.

SONIC BLOOM treated seeds and cuttings produce plants which are more receptive to

the SONIC BLOOM process much sooner.

Seed Germination Instructions

Materials Needed:

Sonic Bloom Concentrate Model I Sonic Bloom Sound Unit

Liquid Measuring Device Pans or Dishes large enough for each type seed

Concentrate mixing jar Covers for pans or dishes (cardboard boxes etc)

Method I Seed Soaking ... Directions for pre - soaking seeds prior to planting.

1. Mix Sonic Bloom concentrate with water at a rate of 1/4 ounce to a gallon of water

( 10 mls to 5 Liters) to make enough product to cover all seeds adequately.

IMPORTANT: WHEN MIXING SONIC BLOOM NUTRIENT WITH WATER FOR

PROPAGATION, ALWAYS FIRST SHAKE THE NUTRIENT BOTTLE VIGOROUSLY

BEFORE POURING THE NUTRIENT INTO AN EMPTY CONTAINER. THEN ADD

WATER WITH FORCE.

2. Place the seed in a container and cover with a sufficient amount of the mixture to

keep seeds covered with nutrient mixture for eight hours. (Remember, larger seeds

will absorb more liquid).

3. Place containers with seeds in a dark area or under a box or container.

4. Set a Model 1 sound unit close to the seeds, turn on sound unit and leave on for eight

hours.

5. After soaking seeds for eight hours with sound, drain from Sonic Bloom mixture (save

solution) and the seeds should then be planted immediately in container flats or

individual cups filled with a sterile potting soil mixture. ( See below for sterile potting

soil instructions).

6. The saved mixture and/or a new mixture of 1/4 ounce of Sonic Bloom to one gallon of

water (10 mls to 5 Liters) can be used to water the seeds when first planting..

Seed Germination Instructions cont.

7. Place a sound unit close to the planted seeds, turn it on and leave it play for at least

eight hours per day. Sound unit should be at full volume for 45 minutes prior to

spraying each time you spray. Water plants as needed throughout this process.

8. After plants emerge from ground spray them with a mixture of Sonic Bloom at the rate

of 1/4 ounce per gallon (10 mls to 5 Liters) of water twice a week for three weeks.

9. For the next three weeks spray them twice a week with a mixture of 1/3 ounce of

Sonic Bloom nutrient to a gallon of water (10 mls to 4 Liters)

10. Transplanting or distribution of seedling stock to gardens can be done anytime

throughout this process when seedlings reach transplanting size. See transplanting

below.

Method II Seed Soaking ... Directions for direct soaking seeds in potting soil

containers.

Large flat trays or wooden boxes can be used to directly start seeds in a potting soil

medium. Pre - made flats can be purchased or economical large wooden trays can be

made.

1. A large flat tray is needed. One made of wood would be made as follows: Take a 4

foot by 8 foot by 1/2 inch exterior grade sheet of plywood. Screw or nail 1 inch by

three inch sides on plywood with the three inch side as the vertical (Don’t forget to

screw all corners together for strength).

2. Place finished flat box on a level place where it is out of the way and will not be

disturbed. Fill the flat with sterile potting soil to a depth of 4 inches. Using a straight

edge make small grooves about 1/2 inch deep across the width of the flat in the

potting soil.

3. Space seed in groove with about 1/4 to 1/2 inch space between seeds and cover with

about 1/4 inch of potting soil. Continue to plant seed in flat with rows of seeds about 1

inch apart until box is completely planted.

4. Mix Sonic Bloom concentrate with water at a rate of 1/4 ounce to a gallon of water

( 10 mls to 5 Liters) to make enough mixture to water to where the seeds can be

thoroughly soaked in the potting soil where they were planted.

5. Use the mixed solution to water and soak the seeds in the flat for the first time. A

Model I sound unit should be placed close to the flat and played for the next eight

hours to help the germination of the seed. One sound unit will cover many of these

flats if the flats are setup within close range to one another.

6. After the first eight hours of sound, the sound should be played daily for at least eight

hours. Plants should be watered as needed with plain clean water.

7. After plants emerge from ground spray them with a mixture of Sonic Bloom at the rate

of 1/4 ounce per gallon (10 mls to 5 Liters) of water twice a week for three weeks.

8. For the next three weeks spray them twice a week with a mixture of 1/3 ounce of

Sonic Bloom nutrient to a gallon of water (10 mls to 4 Liters).

Seed Germination Instructions cont.

9. Transplanting or distribution of seedling stock to gardens can be done anytime

throughout this process when seedlings reach transplanting size.

Transplanting

1. Containers can be pre- made pea-pots, Styrofoam or paper cups, or any home-made

type container.

2. To transplant the plants, gently separate seedlings from the row being careful to leave

a small amount of potting soil around the roots. Fill an individual container about three

quarters full. Place extracted seedling gently into container and fill around the plant to

container top, being sure the plant is placed slightly deeper into soil mix than it was

growing in original container. Gently press the soil around the plant to ensure the

plant roots have no air left around them. Water plant to where soil is well moistened

without being wet and soggy.

3. Spray seedlings according to Sonic Bloom instructions.

General Instructions and Information

The ideal place to germinate any seed would be in a greenhouse type setting. An area

where weather conditions, shade, pests, and/or other factors can be more easily

controlled and the seedlings protected.

Either method for germinating seeds will work, but there are advantages and

disadvantages when comparing each method.

Method One:

Advantages:

Allows for the most positive way to ensure the seeds are totally soaked with Sonic

Bloom. Seeds can be divided into individual containers of equal amounts to allow for

direct distribution.

Disadvantages:

Seeds are harder to handle when wet and may need to be dried before planting for ease

of handling.

Method Two:

Advantages:

Seeds are placed dry into potting soil growing medium.

Plants can be transplanted into individual containers for distribution.

Disadvantages:

Transplanting of seedlings will take extra care to ensure root mass is handled properly.

Potting soil:

All the above instructions are based on the fact the a high quality, good grade, and

sterile potting soil is to be used. Sterile potting soil is very important to be sure any

chance of disease is controlled from the start..

Seed Germination Instructions cont.

Containers:

Please be sure that any container used for planting seeds and/or seedlings has

drainage holes in bottom to allow for excess water to drain off. The large plywood flats

are an inexpensive way to do large amounts of seeds at one time.

For inexpensive individual containers, they can be made from used newspaper and one

piece of masking tape.

ADDITIONAL NOTES ON SEED PROPAGATION:

If seed is to be dry before planting with machine, seeds can be laid out on black plastic

sheeting and broomed in the sun until dry.

If seeds are very small e.g., flower seeds, they can be planted into cell trays, watered in

with a mixture of Sonic Bloom at the rate of 1/4 ounce per gallon (10 mls to 5 Liters) and

sound played daily.

With large seed in broad acre situations, a mixture of solution can be made up, 1/2

poured into top of sack full of seeds. Then seed can be tipped into another empty sack

and the remaining amount of solution added. In this way, the seeds become damp with

nutrient and are easy to put into seeder. Operate the sound unit for 8 hours in close

proximity to seeds prior to use.

The pH for all water used with Sonic Bloom should be a pH of 6. Citric acid can be used

to reduce the pH. Sound unit should be played daily throughout season where possible.

SONIC BLOOM AND CUTTINGS

If possible, the plant from which cuttings are to be taken should be sprayed with SONIC

BLOOM and sound applied a day or so prior. A SONIC BLOOM-treated parent plant

normally produces superior cuttings.

As with seeds, a 500:1 (one-half label rate) solution of SONIC BLOOM Nutrient and

water should be made up (l0 mls SONIC BLOOM per 5 liters water).

Cuttings should be sprayed at least once a week-preferably twice a week-until they are

established.

Once established a 250:1 (label rate) solution mix can be sprayed every 7 to 14 days.

The frequency of spraying can be altered to suit the propagator depending on what rate

of growth or health maintenance program desired.

REMEMBER:

WHEN MIXING THE SOLUTION, ALWAYS FIRST SHAKE THE NUTRIENT

BOTTLE VIGOROUSLY BEFORE POURING INTO AN EMPTY TANK

THEN ADD WATER WITH FORCE..

TRANSPLANTING WITH SONIC BLOOM

SONIC BLOOM-treated seedlings, cuttings, and even mature plants and trees generally

will transplant much more successfully. Often, plants such as tomatoes and annuals will

not even wilt when transplanted in warm to hot conditions when the SONIC BLOOM

process has been implemented. Plants and trees are quick to re-establish themselves

and are not usually susceptible to disease.

As with all plants and trees, they should be sprayed with SONIC BLOOM prior to

transplanting.

Shrubs and tree root balls and seedling trays can be soaked in a 1:500 SONIC BLOOM

Nutrient and water mix prior to planting out (preferably the night before).

SONIC BLOOM and water solution can be watered in when planting trees and shrubs.

Orchards have been able to successfully transplant young and old sensitive trees out of

season using this technique of spraying trees before removal and watering in when

replanting.

SICK TREES AND SHRUBS

While we can't guarantee 100% success in this area, many sick trees and shrubs have

been rejuvenated by periodically watering in a solution of 1:500 SONIC BLOOM and

watering around the root zone.

REMEMBER:

WHEN MIXING THE SOLUTION. ALWAYS FIRST SHAKE THE NUTRIENT BOTTLE

VIGOROUSLY BEFORE POURING INTO AN EMPTY TANK THEN ADD WATER WITH

FORCE.

SONIC BLOOM TREE SPRAY PROGRAM

NURSERY STOCK

Nursery trees should be sprayed weekly during non-dormancy periods. On this program,

a dilution rate of 1:400 1/3 oz. (10 mls to 4 liters water) SONIC BLOOM Nutrient per 1

gallon of water. Be sure to mix solution as per directions.

Sound Unit should operate at full volume for 45 minutes prior to spraying.

Run Sound Unit during spraying at full volume and at the point of spray delivery (tractor

mount unit). If spraying by backpack, or pump-up sprayers Etc., and using a Model I

Sound Unit, ensure that you move the unit as you move through the nursery for

maximum absorption.

After spraying, Sound Unit can be left running all day, if practical. If not, Then at least

run the Sound Unit for a 2 of hours minimum.

Be sure to spray according to SONIC BLOOM spray instructions, i.e.. time of day,

placement of Sound Units. Etc.

It is advantageous to operate Sound Unit daily a few hours from daylight and also in the

late afternoon. Trees will absorb nutrients from the air during these times. If conditions

are very dry, operating Sound Unit in foggy or rainy periods can be very beneficial..

ESTABLISHING YOUNG TREES

TIMBER / NUT / FRUIT TREES

For rapid proportional growth and earlier production, trees can be sprayed once per month

during non-dormancy periods for maximum effect. Recommended dilution is label rate of

1:256(390 mls SONIC BLOOM Nutrient per 100 liters of water). Sufficient coverage on

both sides of leaf surface is all that is required. SONIC BLOOM in ideally suited to low-volume

spraying.

MATURE FRUIT AND NUT TREES

There are two optional spray programs: one a 5-spray program, the other a 7-spray

program. The 7-spray program is the one we recommend for fruit and nut frees

experiencing SONIC BLOOM for the first season.

On the program, additional spray periods in the weeks prior to harvest can be applied if

increased size, maturity, or higher brix levels is desired.

7-SPRAY PROGRAM FOR MORE FRUIT/NUTS

First Spray: Pre bloom

Second Spray: Petal tight (tight cluster)

Third Spray: Full bloom

Fourth Spray: At 40% petal fall

Fifth Spray: 2 weeks after the abortion stage (fruit drop)

Sixth Spray: 3 weeks later

Seventh Spray: 3 weeks later than sixth spray

7-SPRAY PROGRAM FOR LARGER FRUIT / NUTS

RATHER THAN MORE FRUIT / NUTS

First Spray: Pre bloom

Second Spray: Full bloom

Third Spray: 2 weeks after fruit drop stage

Fourth Spray: 3 weeks later

Fifth Spray: 3 weeks later

Sixth Spray: 3 weeks later

Seventh Spray: 3 weeks later

5-SPRAY PROGRAM

First Spray: Pre bloom

Second Spray: Petal tight (tight cluster)

Third Spray: Full bloom

Fourth Spray: At 40% petal fall

Fifth Spray: Post abortion stage

For larger fruit/nuts, higher brix levels, induced maturity, additional sprays

can be applied at two to three weekly intervals thereafter..

SONIC BLOOM GRAPE SPRAY PROGRAM

The following programs are recommended for rapid. balanced vine development, earlier

production, higher production, excellent brix levels, and enhanced disease and frost

protection.

NEW PLANTINGS

To promote early plant growth and root establishment, SONIC BLOOM can be sprayed

every 7 to 10 days, or three times per month of a dilution rate between 450:1 and 640:1.

We have seen some amazing growth when this program has been implemented in

conjunction with a standard fertilizer program. Vines grow rapidly, filling out the wire and

possess a large root structure. Even slow-to-grow varieties demonstrate rapid, balanced

growth.

Mixing instructions: 5 to 6.75 oz. (150-200 mls) SONIC BLOOM per 26 gallons

(100 liters).

Dilution Rate: 480-640:1.

Suggested Water Rate: 30 gallons (75 liters) per acre; 185-200 liters per h/a.

Always ensure that the dilution rate of between 450:1 and 640:1 is maintained and that

there is adequate spray coverage of all leaf surfaces, top and bottom. If conditions ore

really dry, higher water rates are advised.

Growers have reported outstanding success with rapid, proportional growth on a wide

range of table and wine grape varieties. Vigorous and normally slow-to-develop varieties

have responded to The SONIC BLOOM equally as well.

ESTABLISHED VINES

Dilution Rate: 400:1 - 8.5 oz. per 26 gallons (250 mls per 100 liters)

Suggested Water Rates: 20 gallons (75 liters) per acre (185 liters per h/a)

Nutrient Cost at these Rates: Approximately $ 19.50 per acre per spray

For additional size increase. brix level increases, induced maturity, additional sprays

towards harvest time are strongly recommended.

BRIX LEVELS

Growers report brix level Increases between 1 and 3 points after each application of

SONIC BLOOM Nutrient.

5-SPRAY PROGRAM (minimum)

First Spray: When shoots are 3” to 5” long

Second Spray: Pre bloom of light petal stage

Third Spray: At full bloom

Fourth Spray: At approx. 40% petal foil

Fifth Spray: Approx. 3 weeks after fourth spray

8 SPRAY PROGRAM (recommended)

SAME AS ABOVE, PLUS THREE EXTRA SPRAYS, 3 WEEKS APART..

Procedures for Corn Treatment

Sonic Bloom can increase corn stalk and root development, increase the size and number

of fully developed ears on corn that has the genetic capability to produce multiple ears.

Your corn seed supplier can inform you of the type of corn seed that has these

capabilities. Use the proper soil amendments along with the Sonic Bloom system for the

best results.

The treatment of corn with Sonic Bloom includes treating the seed prior to planting with a

solution of Sonic Bloom nutrient and sound. It also includes applying the Sonic Bloom

sound and spray system at proper times during the growth cycle.

Treating the Corn Seed

To promote germination and enhance early development, the following seed treatment is

recommended. The treatment consists of soaking the seed in Sonic Bloom nutrient at the

rate of 1/4 oz. nutrient to 1 gallon of water with the sound playing for 8 hrs prior to

planting. Directly after the 8 hour soak, plant the seed as normal.

Instructions for mixing nutrient

The nutrient should be mixed with water in a clean bucket or pail 5 gallon or 20 litre. Add

the nutrient first and then add the amount of clean rust free water with pressure force in

the amounts formulated below. Nutrient should always be added first and should froth

when water is applied with pressure. Five gallons or 20 liters of mixture should treat 1100

pounds or 500 kilograms of seed.

Instructions on Methods to Treat Corn Seed

Full seed bag method (50 lb. bag)

1. Take one empty bag and line it with a plastic liner.

2. Take a full bag of seed, cut the top open, and pour in 16 oz (500 ml) of Sonic Bloom

mixture.

English and Metric Formulas for Mixing Soak

lbs or kilograms of seed Multiplier Amount of Sonic Bloom Multiplier Amount of Water

English

(pounds of seeds to treat) X .0011365 = (ounces of Sonic Bloom) X 4 = (amount of water needed)

Example: 440lbs seed X .0011365 = .5 oz Sonic Bloom X 4 = 2 gallons water

Metric

(Kgs of seeds to treat) X .075 = (milliliters of Sonic Bloom) X 533.4 then divide by 1000 = amount water

(liters)

Example: 500kg. X .075 = 37.5 ml of Sonic Bloom X 533.4 divide by 1000 = 20ltrs of water.

Corn Seed Treatment continued

Instructions on Methods to Treat Corn Seed

3. Stir with broom handle or similar.

4. Then pour the corn seed from the full bag, into the empty bag with the liner in it.

5. Add another 16 oz. (500 ml) of the Sonic Bloom mixture and stir with broom handle.

6. Place on back of truck and continue to method with each additional bag of seed until all

bags have been treated and placed on truck.

7. Place sound unit on back of truck, turn on and leave on for eight hours facing the

bag(s). Plant corn as normal, immediately after the eight hours. (Note: When using a

Model 1 sound unit, you will need to leave a light on close to sound unit, so photocell

activates the unit).

Smaller Amounts of Corn Seed

For smaller amounts be sure to have a plastic lined container large enough to hold the

amount of corn seed you want to treat. The above formulas with help determine the

amount of nutrient to mix.

Spraying after Planting

The first Sonic Bloom spray at the rate of 330:1 (1/3 oz per gallon water or 10 ml per 4

liters water) should be applied right after emergence of the cotyledons (primary first set of

leaves). Spray should be applied early morning, with the sound on 30 minutes prior to

spraying and remaining on for 3 - 4 hours minimum after spraying. When using

mechanical, self propelling and/or tractor pulled sprayers, a sound unit should be placed

on sprayer unit. The outside temperature needs to be 52 degrees Fahrenheit or above to

spray. Spraying in the early morning is the best, except in the very early spring when

afternoon temperatures are warmer. Spraying late afternoon about4:00 PM in the early

spring is acceptable. As weather warms, then switch to morning spraying as normal.

When the first true leaves have emerged from seedlings, the second Sonic Bloom

application at the rate of 256:1 (1/2 ounce per gallon water or 15 ml per 4 liters water)

should be made. True leaf formation should have occurred more rapidly that it would have

without Sonic Bloom, also the leaves will be a bit larger and more translucent. As more

leaves develop they will continue to increase in size. The pattern of leaf veins, which can

easily be seen by holding a leaf up to the light will be far more complex.

Additional applications at the 256:1 rate should be applied every 7 - 10 days after the

second spraying, until 3 more sprayings are complete. Regular soil amendments should

continue to ensure a healthy soil. Good cultivation and weed control practices should be in

place during this time also.

NOTE: It is very important that the first two sprays be applied to the emerged corn within

the first 23 days..

Procedures for Bean Treatment

Sonic Bloom can increase overall plant, leaf, fruit, and root size for beans. It can also

increase yields and extend harvest time. When used to treat the seed it will increase the

amount of germination and reduce the time for germination. Be sure to use the proper soil

amendments along with the Sonic Bloom system for best results.

Treating the Bean Seed

To promote germination and enhance early development, the following seed treatment is

recommended. The treatment consists of soaking the seed in Sonic Bloom nutrient at the

rate of 1/4 oz. nutrient to 1 gallon of water with the sound playing for 8 hrs prior to

planting. Directly after the 8 hour soak, plant the seed as normal.

When a mechanical planter is used, it is best to treat seed with a direct injector system on

the planter as seed sprouting can occur in a much shorter time period.

Instructions for mixing nutrient

The nutrient should be mixed with water in a clean bucket or pail 5 gallon or 20 litre. Add

the nutrient first and then add the amount of clean rust free water with pressure force in

the amounts formulated below. Nutrient should always be added first and should froth

when water is applied with pressure. Five gallons or 20 liters of mixture should treat 1100

pounds or 500 kilograms of seed.

Instructions on Methods to Treat Bean Seed

When Hand Planting Bean Seed (Method One Pre-treating the Night Before)

1. Mix Sonic Bloom concentrate with water at a rate of 1/4 ounce to a gallon

of water ( 10 mls to 5 Liters) to make enough product to cover all seeds

adequately. (Remember, larger seeds will absorb more liquid).

IMPORTANT: WHEN MIXING SONIC BLOOM NUTRIENT WITH WATER FOR PROPAGATION,

ALWAYS FIRST SHAKE THE NUTRIENT BOTTLE VIGOROUSLY BEFORE POURING THE

NUTRIENT INTO AN EMPTY CONTAINER. THEN ADD WATER WITH FORCE OR SHAKE

HARD.

English and Metric Formulas for Mixing Soak

lbs or kilograms of seed Multiplier Amount of Sonic Bloom Multiplier Amount of Water

English

(pounds of seeds to treat) X .0011365 = (ounces of Sonic Bloom) X 4 = (amount of water needed)

Example: 440lbs seed X .0011365 = .5 oz Sonic Bloom X 4 = 2 gallons water

Metric

(Kgs of seeds to treat) X .075 = (milliliters of Sonic Bloom) X 533.4 then divide by 1000 = amount water

(liters)

Example: 500kg. X .075 = 37.5 ml of Sonic Bloom X 533.4 divide by 1000 = 20ltrs of water.

Bean Treatment continued

2. Place the seed in a container and cover with a sufficient amount of the mixture to keep

seeds covered with nutrient mixture for eight hours.

3. Place containers with seeds in a dark area or under a box or container.

4. Set a Model 1 sound unit close to the seeds, turn on sound unit and leave on for eight

hours then plant as normal.

When Hand Planting Bean Seed (Method Two Direct In ground Treatment)

1. Cultivate and prepare ground or plot to where it is ready to plant.

2. Open a furrows in the desired row (s) for planting.

3. Plant seeds at proper distances in furrow.

4. Water seeds with Sonic Bloom seed treatment solution (1/4 ounce to a gallon of water

(10 mls to 5 Liters) to where the seed and the ground around the seed is saturated but

not soaking wet.

5. Cover furrows with no more than 1/4 inch (.625 cm) of soil.

6. Place sound unit facing the planted area, turn on and leave on for eight hours. After this

eight hour period, sound unit should be set-up to run on it’s normal daily time pattern.

When Mechanical Planting with Powered Planter Unit

1. Planting of bean seed should be done as one would normally plant with a mechanized

unit. The only difference is that an injector type spray unit should be attached to the

unit so that the seed is sprayed as it enters the soil with a sound unit attached to

planter unit.. These attachments are available from most planter manufacturers.

2, Sound unit should be set-up on field for normal daily operation and be playing for at

least eight hours during and after seeding and then set-up for normal operation.

Spraying of Bean Plants

Bean plants should be three to six inches (7.5 - 15 cm) tall or long at the time of first

spray. The first Sonic Bloom spray at the rate of 330:1 (1/3 oz per gallon water or 10 ml

per 4 liters water) should be applied right after emergence of the cotyledons (primary first

set of leaves). Spray should be applied early morning, with the sound on 30 minutes prior

to spraying and remaining on for 3 - 4 hours minimum after spraying. When using

mechanical, self propelling and/or tractor pulled sprayers, a sound unit should be placed

on sprayer unit. The outside temperature needs to 52 degrees Fahrenheit or above to

spray. Spraying in the early morning is the best, except in the very early spring when

afternoon temperatures are warmer. Spraying late afternoon about4:00 PM in the early

spring is acceptable. As weather warms, then switch to morning spraying as normal.

Repeat the Spray process every seven to ten days for five weeks as long as the weather

remains above 52 degrees with the normal mixture of 256:1 (1/2 ounce per gallon water or

15 ml per 4 liters water)..

Procedures for Cucumber Treatment

Sonic Bloom can increase overall plant, leaf, fruit, and root size for cucumbers. It can also

increase yields and extend harvest time. When used to treat the seed it will increase the

amount of germination and reduce the time for germination. Be sure to use the proper soil

amendments along with the Sonic Bloom system for best results.

Treating the Cucumber Seed

To promote germination and enhance early development, the following seed treatment is

recommended. The treatment consists of soaking the seed in Sonic Bloom nutrient at the

rate of 1/4 oz. nutrient to 1 gallon of water with the sound playing for 8 hrs prior to

planting. Directly after the 8 hour soak, plant the seed as normal.

When a mechanical planter is used, it is best to treat seed with a direct injector system on

the planter as seed sprouting can occur in a much shorter time period.

Instructions for mixing nutrient

The nutrient should be mixed with water in a clean bucket or pail 5 gallon or 20 litre. Add

the nutrient first and then add the amount of clean rust free water with pressure force in

the amounts formulated below. Nutrient should always be added first and should froth

when water is applied with pressure. Five gallons or 20 liters of mixture should treat 1100

pounds or 500 kilograms of seed.

Instructions on Methods to Treat Cucumber Seed

When Hand Planting Cucumber Seed (Method One Pre-treating the Night Before)

1. Mix Sonic Bloom concentrate with water at a rate of 1/4 ounce to a gallon

of water ( 10 mls to 5 Liters) to make enough product to cover all seeds

adequately. (Remember, larger seeds will absorb more liquid).

IMPORTANT: WHEN MIXING SONIC BLOOM NUTRIENT WITH WATER FOR PROPAGATION,

ALWAYS FIRST SHAKE THE NUTRIENT BOTTLE VIGOROUSLY BEFORE POURING THE

NUTRIENT INTO AN EMPTY CONTAINER. THEN ADD WATER WITH FORCE OR SHAKE

HARD.

English and Metric Formulas for Mixing Soak

lbs or kilograms of seed Multiplier Amount of Sonic Bloom Multiplier Amount of Water

English

(pounds of seeds to treat) X .0011365 = (ounces of Sonic Bloom) X 4 = (amount of water needed)

Example: 440lbs seed X .0011365 = .5 oz Sonic Bloom X 4 = 2 gallons water

Metric

(Kgs of seeds to treat) X .075 = (milliliters of Sonic Bloom) X 533.4 then divide by 1000 = amount water

(liters)

Example: 500kg. X .075 = 37.5 ml of Sonic Bloom X 533.4 divide by 1000 = 20ltrs of water.

Cucumber Treatment continued

2. Place the seed in a container and cover with a sufficient amount of the mixture to keep seeds

covered with nutrient mixture for eight hours.

3. Place containers with seeds in a dark area or under a box or container.

4. Set a Model 1 sound unit close to the seeds, turn on sound unit and leave on for eight hours

then plant as normal.

When Hand Planting Cucumber Seed (Method Two Direct In ground Treatment)

1. Cultivate and prepare ground or plot to where it is ready to plant.

2. Open a furrow in the desired row (s) for planting.

3. Plant seeds at proper distances in furrow.

4. Water seeds with Sonic Bloom seed treatment solution (1/4 ounce to a gallon of water ( 10 mls

to 5 Liters) to where the seed and the ground around the seed is saturated but not soaking wet.

5. Cover furrows with no more than 1/4 inch (.625 cm) of soil.

6. Place sound unit facing the planted area, turn on and leave on for eight hours. After this eight

hour period, sound unit should be set-up to run on it’s normal daily time pattern.

When Mechanical Planting with Powered Planter Unit

1. Planting of cucumber seed should be done as one would normally plant with a mechanized unit.

The only difference is that an injector type spray unit should be attached to the unit so that the

seed is sprayed as it enters the soil with a sound unit attached to planter unit.. These

attachments are available from most planter manufacturers.

2, Sound unit should be set-up on field for normal daily operation and be playing for at least eight

hours during and after seeding and then set-up for normal operation.

Spraying of Cucumber Plants

Cucumber plants should be sprayed the first time with Sonic Bloom spray at the rate of 512:1 (1/4

oz per gallon water or 10 ml per 5 liters water) right after emergence of the cotyledons (primary

first set of leaves) or when two to four inches ( 5 - 10 cm). Spray should be applied early morning,

with the sound on 30 minutes prior to spraying and remaining on for 3 - 4 hours minimum after

spraying. When using mechanical, self propelling and/or tractor pulled sprayers, a sound unit

should be placed on sprayer unit. The outside temperature needs to 52 degrees Fahrenheit or

above to spray. Spraying in the early morning is the best, except in the very early spring when

afternoon temperatures are warmer. Spraying late afternoon about 4:00 PM in the early spring is

acceptable. As weather warms, then switch to morning spraying as normal.

The second spray should be applied in seven to ten days after the first spray at a rate of 330:1 1/3

oz. per gallon (10 ml to 4 liters)

The third spray should be applied in seven to ten days after the second spray at a rate of 330:1

1/3oz. per gallon (10 ml to 4 liters)

Repeat the spray process every seven to ten days for the entire season as long as the weather

remains above 52 degrees with the normal mixture of 256:1 (1/2 ounce per gallon water or 15 ml

per 4 liters water)..

SONIC BLOOM: PEPPERS

SEED GERMINATION

Shake SONIC BLOOM Nutrient bottle vigorously.

Measure 10 mls of Nutrient Into clean, rust free, EMPTY container and add 5 liters of

water with FORCE. Solution must be aerated.

Soak seeds in solution and run Sound Unit overnight.

Plant out immediately. You can water in the SONIC BLOOM mixture when planting.

Alternatively

Mix Nutrient with water as above and plant seeds. Then water in with the solution and run

Sound Unit daily until shoots emerge.

o

NOTE:

U.L. V SPRAYERS. FOGGERS, ETC. ALLOW LOWER WATER RATES THAN USED

ABOVE. BE SURE TO MAINTAIN DILUTION RATE. DO NOT APPLY STRONGER

RATES THAN LISTED AND AIM FOR SUFFICIENT LEAF COVERAGE, TOP AND

BOTTOM.

SPRAY PROGRAM

First Spray: When plants are 2' to 3 (5 to 75mm) tall. Spray at the

half-strength dilution rate of 1:500 - 1/4 oz per gal (10

mls to 5 ltrs water)

Second Spray: 7 to 10 days after last spray at dilution rate of 1:256 -1/

2 oz. per gal. (10 mls to 4 ltrs water)

Third Spray: 7 to 10 days after last spray at dilution rate of 1:256 -1/

2 oz. per gal. (10 mls to 4 ltrs water)

Fourth Spray: 7 to 10 days after last spray at dilution rate of 1:256 -1/

2 oz. per gal. (10 mls to 4 ltrs water)

Fifth & Consecutive Sprays: At 10-day interval at label rate dilution..

SONIC BLOOM: FLOWERS & POTTED PLANTS

SONIC BLOOM has proven itself to be invaluable to flower growers in a number of

countries. Excellent reports have come in from Australia and New Zealand on many

different species including the following:

Orchids Abundant flowering and healthy plants.

CaIla Lilies "My callas ore so long they are a pain in the butt to handle. 88%

Super Grade, 8% AAA grade. 4% rejects (transit damage). Grown

outdoors at Whakatane.

Sandersonla Longest stem length and Intensity of color seen in New Zealand by

exporter. Tauronga.

Roses Heavy production out of season. At a time when production levels

were normally only 15% of full in-season production, picks are

equaling peak season picks after only 6 weeks of treatment

(glasshouse production, sound running all day and spraying once per

week, July 1995).

Chrysanthemums Doubled production. 6 weeks from seed to cut flower.

Aster Twice as many stocks. and grown without heating for the first time,

New South Wales. AustralIa . Heavy production, much longer

production.

Statlce Heavy production, much longer production.

Petunia Much earlier flowering, heavier concentration of flowers. *

Carpet Rose Earlier and heavier flowering. *

Hellpternum Earlier and heavier flowering. *

Lavatera Earlier flowering, heavier concentration of flowers.

Daisy

(argaranthemum) Earlier flowering, more flowers.

Cholsya Earlier flowering, more flowers..

FLOWERS & POTTED PLANTS CONT.

Violets Substantial flower Increase. Potted leaf rooted and produced leaves in

3.5 weeks. Higher color intensity.

Lavender Responded well and faster to flower, as was Clsfus "Bennefs White. *

Angellca Although actually slower to germinate than the untreated seeds,

accelerated growth after germination.*

SEED / BULB AND PLANT TREATMENT

Claims include:

Earlier maturity Weeks, and even months earlier in some cases.

Higher Yields Double and even triple yields have been cited.

Extended Production Out of season and sometimes without heating.

LessPest and

Disease Pressure Most growers report this.

Significantly Extended Shelf life of Cut Flowers.

Greater Stem Length e.g.. Callas. Sondersonias, Chrysanthemums.

Higher Color Intensity Applies to both fresh and dried flowers.

Cuttings, Seeds and Bulbs from SONIC BLOOM-treated plants often outperform the

parent plants. *

* Trent Nurseries Trial was done In a quarantine hot house In Christchurch, New

Zealand In 1994. The purpose of the trial was to observe the differences between sound

only, Sound and Nutrient, and overall effects on a wide range of potted plants and seed

germination. Plants were subjected to twice weekly sprays with SONIC BLOOM for the

first 4 weeks, then once weekly sprays thereafter..

HERBICIDE REDUCTION WITH SONIC “DOOM”

A remarkable additional benefit of SONIC BLOOM is what we refer to as the Sonic

"DOOM" factor. Simply stated, Sonic "DOOM" is The operation of The Sound Unit prior to

herbicide spraying of weeds. Sound-stimulated weeds increase their absorption capacity

by up to seven times. In this situation, half-strength herbicide con effectively equal or

better the normal kill rate.

Tests hove been verified by Acres USA That herbicide usage con be reduced by 50% to

75%.

DirectIons:

Mix 1/4 oz. (lO mls SONIC BLOOM per 5 liters water) of SONIC BLOOM nutrient with

every gallon of water, then add herbicide at half the label rate. The weed is essentially

“tricked" into further absorption of herbicide because of the presence of the Nutrient.

Sound Unit should be mounted on tractor correctly.

Sound Unit should be running 45 minutes prior to spraying, during, and at least 1 hour

after application. Avoid spraying between10:00 a.m. and4:00 p.m.

Further reductions in herbicide rates are possible with experimentation.

FROST PROTECTION

If frosts are anticipated, a spray of SONIC BLOOM with the Sound Unit operating through

the night can greatly aid frost resistance. If unable to spray SONIC BLOOM in time, some

benefit can still be derived by operating the Sound Unit at night. The degree of frost

protection offered by the Sound and Nutrient program varies, with growers citing I to 3

degrees of protection. Avoid running the Sound Unit 24 hours a day by switching off unit in

the morning when units have been running at night.

One of the theories behind this unique frost protection technique is that the increased

sugar levels and the rapid stimulated translocation of the Nutrient by the Sound Unit

exercises' the vine and induces production of plant sugars and alcohols. Alcohol does not

freeze. The area of protection afforded in severe conditions is egg-shaped and stems

outwards from the Sound Unit.

NOTE:

BE SURE TO SWITCH OFF SOUND UNITS WHENEVER A FUNGICIDE, PESTICIDE

OR FOLIAR FERTILIZER IS APPLIED..

SPRAY RECORDS

Keeping good records will help you in producing great crops. Please record the following

information each time you spray Sonic Bloom.

Date Time of Day (AM/PM) Sonic Bloom to Water Ratio Weather Conditions.