"Here is What Just a FEW Testimonies of the
THOUSANDS Excited and Amazed Gardeners
Around the World are Saying About Sonic Bloom!"
Harold Aungst, a Pennsylvania alfalfa grower using Sonic Bloom has won every contest in his county for growth and nutrition, with 29% protein, the most tons per acre and five cuttings instead of three. He got 7.6 tons/Acre the first year using Sonic Bloom, nearly double the state average of 3.4 tons/Acre.
The second year that increased to 10 tons/Acre, triple the state average. Use of Sonic Bloom treated hay resulted in a 30% increase in milk production.
"We've had alfalfa, the first cutting here, average about 3 feet tall. This [third cutting] is pushing 3' now and we had the same for the second cutting. You normally would just have maybe 1.5' alfalfa and it wouldn't be so healthy.
We had a test run at Agricultural Days over at Penn State and it tested 29% protein and just about 80% total digestible nutrient [TDN]. The average protein would be anywhere from 19-22 and the average TDN...once you're above 70 you're considered high."
"The cows now eat up the stems and all where in other years [not using Sonic Bloom] they'd let them lay. The cow's nose is a good barometer of how good the hay is. If you throw down this hay with hay from somebody else's farm, I'll guarantee ya they'll pick this hay every time."
Aaron Zimmerman, a
Mennonite farmer found his alfalfa crop increased from 37 bales/acre to 93
bales/acre after using Sonic Bloom. Farmers in Minnesota
using Sonic Bloom on their hay crop during a two-year drought reported
harvesting a hay crop when their neighbors were getting nothing.
Wilson Mills of Circle K Apple Orchard in Wisconsin using Sonic Bloom since 1989 gets more fruit, partly because the branches are stronger and more supple, making unnecessary the artificial thinning of the fruit. This is due, in part, to the 1200% increase in the nutritional uptake of zinc, 400% in iron, 326% in chromium, and 120% in potassium.
Apples are larger and mature 2-3 weeks early obtaining a premium price. An early harvest alone doubles the value of the crop. He doubled his harvest every year for the first 8 years, had triple the normal fruit set and record sugar content.
"The state average yield per acre is 290 bushels. While using Sonic Bloom our average yield per acre has been over 400 bushels per acre."
"Three weeks before harvest, the sugar content is 12%. Eight percent is acceptable.... Because we're three weeks early we'll be able to get twice the normal price for this apple at the wholesale level. That alone will pay for the cost of the application of Sonic Bloom. We have 40 Acres here with 11 different varieties. All of them will come in 2-3 weeks early this year." 
"Our finished fruit when compared with the same varieties from other local orchards averages 10% to 15% higher sugar content....Our fruit hold up longer in storage after harvest than similar fruit from surrounding orchards. Typically we can maintain good quality apples for over 5 months."
"We have found that when using the Sonic Bloom stimulus we are able to reduce the recommended volume per acre of chemical by 50% without losing any effectiveness in pest control."
"From time to time soil tests and leaf analysis are run on the orchard and in the past 6 years we have not needed to apply any additional nutrients other than Sonic Bloom."
In 1992, Jo Ann Mahaffey of Stone Ground Farm in Ontario, Canada showed a 50% yield increase over controls even though the latter were close by and received the advantage of sound. "Most impressive to me, was the fact that when these apples [Ida Red] were taken out of C.A. storage in April, we were able to pack out 95% of the test bins."
Charles Dodge of Melody Farms in Arkansas said, "I have four young apple trees on my property that I planted three years ago. I don't care who the experts are - they will all tell you the trees are 7-10 years old! "
Aaron Zimmerman, a Mennonite farmer
planted fruit trees but had no fruit. "After spraying with Dan Carlson's
Sonic Bloom they produced their first crop.
Vines that usually produce 80-90 buds per vine produced 150-170.
"The clusters developed well and reached an excellent sugar level approximately 12 days earlier than other grapes in our area. Due to last year's cold, wet summer many vineyards suffered from Delayed Bud Syndrome-but not us.
This year was warm and wet causing overwhelming problems with mildews everywhere but in our vineyards. The grapes also withstood a number of freezes with temperatures down in the mid-20s. It was a rough year for many grape growers in the Lake Michigan region but we sailed through every challenge."
"Some of the farmers had their crops reduced 30-50%. I think we had the biggest crop we've ever seen. The grapes look like socks on clothesline. Sonic Bloom seems to do several things. Grapes hang on in spite of Thamnopsis.
"The cane growth this year was also spectacular. We have been rewarded with beautiful, healthy, chocolate-colored canes for next year's crop. We intend to use Sonic Bloom again and expect another great year for grape growing."
Australian vineyards report 60-100% increase in yields with brix levels at record highs.
"I've seen many benefits. It has cut back 50-100% on water."
A New Zealand grower from the South Island reports triple yields of high quality fruit and rapid growth of young vines. Colin Marshall, a successful organic grape grower in Christchurch , New Zealand , has two year-old plantings loaded with grapes when production is not expected until the fourth year.
This means two additional
seasons of profit instead of expenses. Varieties that are normally slow
growing were developing rapidly and Colin noted that his vines had very
little disease since using Sonic Bloom.
Brian is a successful, experienced commercial flower grower in New South Wales, Australia. Skeptical that anything could improve upon his excellent yields and turnaround time, he nonetheless tried Sonic Bloom.
Since beginning the use of Sonic Bloom in 1994, he has reduced the time from seed to cut flower market from ten weeks to only six weeks. This has permitted one extra growing cycle in the year. Brian reported 150% yield increases in chrysanthemums and a 40% reduction in production time for other species.
The plants are also producing twice as many blooms. Instead of two or more plants per bunch, he need only use one plant, effectively doubling his profit.His asters are now growing sufficient stem length to avoid the normal use of grow lights in winter, and he is spraying much less for pests and disease.
Brian also uses eucalyptus for decorative foliage. Six-inch seedlings are growing to 14' in only 9 months.
A North Coast commercial rose grower in 1994 reported exceptional growth and flower production in mid-winter that is equivalent to summer! He also reports that since beginning the Sonic Bloom treatment, he now finds he has virtually no short stems.
This has happened after just 7 weeks of treatment. He sees fifty to seventy-five roses on a bush with blooms much larger than normal and double the shelf life. 8-10 roses per bush is the norm.
Greenhouses have reported 200-300 blooms on each of their 5,000 African Violet plants.
A Longmont, Colorado grower and creator of dried flower wreaths said: "Before I used Sonic Bloom I couldn't hold the beautiful, vibrant color in my flowers, but using Sonic Bloom....as you see these zinnias, I've got a beautiful color take and I'll be able to hold this even after they're cut."
Director of the Department of Tree Physiology and Biochemistry at the Xinjiang Academy of Forestry Sciences in the People's Republic of China , Professor Hou Tian Zhen, led a team of researchers evaluating the use of Sonic Bloom in three separate experiments.
In 1989, the first experiment, conducted in the greenhouse at the An-ning Experiment Station, tomatoes treated with Sonic Bloom sound and foliar spray averaged nearly double the number of flowers per plant and 27% more fruit.
In 1990, a field experiment at the An-ning Experiment Station demonstrated that Sonic Bloom-treated green beans increased yields by 81%, sweet beets yields increased 67%, and soybeans increased 29%.
Unlike the first experiment the sound was amplified although the separation of the planting beds was only 200 meters. With greater isolation, the yield differences might have been still greater.
In 1991 a large-scale field experiment was conducted using watermelon plots 300 meters apart in a field at the An-ning Experiment Station. Sonic Bloom-treated melons yielded 65% more than the control group.
Professor Zhen noted the hypotheses that might explain the mechanism of yield increase. While some scholars suggest that sound waves might affect the wider opening of the stomata (pores in the underside of the leaf through which gases flow in and out of the plant), another explanation was given by Dr. San Lunjing, professor at Zao-Dao-Tian University in Japan .
He suggested "the bioelectrical potential is shafted when the plant receives sound wave stimulation. The shaft, in turn, generates ionic flow and such ionic flow stimulates cells resulting in optimized growth. The results of plant biochemical potential monitoring following sound stimulation confirmed the shaft of bioelectrical potential."
"In our cooperative research in plant control systems with Qing Hua University, China, we were able to detect the sound produced by Haiyu plant using a laser resonation method.
We also found that a plant
can selectively absorb sound waves at a certain frequency... Our research
is underway to investigate changes in plant photorespiration, enzyme activity,
and hormones when a plant is exposed to sound wave stimulation.
Tests at Texas A&M
showed treated cotton plants produced 1/3 more lint, larger bolls and larger
A summary of field trials
of Sonic Bloom-treated and untreated barley varieties grown on dry land
at under the auspices of the USDA Agricultural Research Service in
1987 shows yield increases ranging from 17%-91%.
Gerry Carlson of Bioresearch Farm in Cedar Falls, Iowa, and Senior Editor of Professional Farmers reporting the results of a controlled field study, obtained a 31% increase in soybean yield, partly due to the increase in soybean size, the number of pods were much higher (60-100/plant), clustered 5-7/bract (sometimes 9).
Gerry says, "I've been watching Dan Carlson's Sonic Bloom. I've tried it on a number of field and vegetable crops here. Last year we got a 30% increase on soybeans even though we had some seriously dry weather in July and August.
There's a definite physiological change at work. There's a definite change in the plant." A test conducted in 1985 showed a yield increase from 37 bu/acre to 75 bu/acre.
soybean plants with Sonic Bloom produced up to 300 pods/plant. 30-35 is
the norm. And the beans were tested at 27% protein compared to the 15%
Raul Mendez of Quimcasa, Huixiquilucan, Mexico on his 5000-acre plantation of organic vegetables and field crops had over 300 bushels of corn/acre and 137 bushels/acre soybeans using Sonic Bloom (USA average is 40-45 bu/a).
"We are very happy with Sonic Bloom," he said. The percentage of the corn population with two ears/plant increased from 20% to 60% with some plants bearing 7-9 ears/plant-filled out to the tip. Often 2 or more stalks emerged from the same seed Mr. Mendez added, "We have only 15 [seed] rows in the control and 20 rows in corn treated with Sonic Bloom."
The protein content of the corn was increased. In field tests in Laguna, Mexico, Sonic Bloom-treated corn yielded 250-bu/a, compared to 200-bu/a (the Best in Mexico ), and the Mexico average of 83.33 bu/a
Jess Kufahl in the
reported ears fuller, 2, 3, 4 ears/stalk with many double stalks from
the same seed.
Wayne Zunker said upon telling his buddies about what he was doing said, "Couple of my friends kinda looked at me and started to walk away. 'There's something wrong with that guy.' But it worked! It definitely worked....That's amazing."
Of his sweet corn production: "We had a pretty good crop last year, but nothing like this. Four stalks off one seed? That's pretty good. Most of these have 3 stalks and I know I used only one kernel! I planted them myself."
Gerry Carlson of BioResearch Farms in Cedar Falls , Iowa reported a controlled study of Illini "Ivory and Gold" sweet corn with Sonic Bloom treatment. The July 24th harvest totals were 467 lbs treated to 359 untreated and 691 ears treated to 507 untreated.
On July 29 the harvest totals were 182 lbs treated to 94 untreated with 147 ears treated to 124 untreated. "The increases for total pounds of production are consistent with earlier work in 1984 and 1985 on soybeans and vegetables."
"One of the interesting
aspects is the number of ears which reached market size. The treated
plants, whether with sound alone or sound and spray together, generated more
double ears and pushed them to maturity."
Five month-old orange seedlings setting flower; top leaves of 7 month-old grafted tree reach adult size after Sonic Bloom treatment; 300,0000 orange seedlings all bearing fruit at about 8 months, oranges with 5 month shelf life!!
Roy McClurg, a citrus grower in LaBelle , Florida said, "This is a typical fruit set from a Sonic Bloom treatment: fruit that is set inside the canopy as well as the outside. With inside fruit, that pays freight and the taxes. I estimate the fruit set on this tree will go 8 boxes which is terrific, way above the average." Production has increased by 66%.
Of trees that had begun to show Young Tree Decline prior to Sonic Bloom treatment Roy said, "Young tree decline is being retarded by Sonic Bloom. It isn't happening! The trees are getting better and better."
The vitamin C content in Sonic Bloom-treated oranges tested 121% higher than untreated oranges at the Olive Garvey Center for the Improvement of Human Functioning.
Along the Sunshine Coast in Australia, an organic citrus grower showed Sonic Bloom-treated plots increased yields of 300% over the control plots and achieved an earlier maturity.
His first reaction? "I
laughed at it." Now? "I'll eat my words. It really does work." Kurt, an
organic citrus grower in Queensland, Australia cited triple yield increase
despite several months of drought.
A Chinchilla, Australia melon grower found that they were still picking melons after six weeks, far beyond the usual 3-4 'picks' per season. "The crops are healthier, better fruit, more flesh, thinner rind. It's unreal!"
First reaction? "Sort of
laughed at it when I heard about it from other people, but I tried it
myself. It's not a laughing matter. It's real!" This despite
the drought of 1994.
All were larger, had increased sugar, and a longer shelf life.
In Medowie, New South Wales, Australia Nick Falko smiled and reported, " I'm a very happy farmer. I had better fruit all 'round, better color, better flavor. Sonic Bloom helped prevent fruit drop. I had a neighbor come along who grows the same varieties that I do.
I showed one of the fruit from that particular variety and it was bigger than normally-two or three sizes bigger. It was really huge, about 7 ounces. That's a large bit of fruit."
He obtained such gourmet
prices for his gourmet-sized peaches and nectarines that on the profits he quit
his job as a prison guard to help his wife beat cancer.
An Australian kiwi grower
said, "Treated vines are obviously more healthy." We had "an early
harvest about 2 weeks before we normally expected it would be.
the canopy were as big as softballs. They wouldn't fit the avocado picking
A banana plantation in Okinawa reported a 100%
increase in yield and reduced maturation time by 35%.
In the seed room of a palm
nursery in Queensland, Australia, some varieties of palm seeds were
germinating in 3.5 months instead of 6.
Laurie, an Amamoor,
Queensland, Australia macadamia nut grower, despite no irrigation and a
five-month drought in 1994, harvested a crop when normally the macadamia trees
would abort their fruit under the harsh conditions.
A gathering of ripe tomatoes a month earlier revealed more ripe tomatoes from the treated plants 31.85 lb compared to 22.1 lb untreated. This shows that there is a 69% earlier maturity in the treated tomatoes.
In 1993, Charles Dodge at Melody Farms, Mountain Home, Arkansas said that they had typically harvested 9,000-10,000 lbs of tomatoes/season from a 4,000 square foot greenhouse.
Now with Sonic Bloom treatment the harvest averages 19,000 lb/season, about 100% increase in yield. The shelf life is twice as long as before, sometimes three times as long. "People come from far distances to purchase my tomatoes and, I might add, I get similar taste praise for my cucumbers and blueberries as well."
"I started in either 1984 or 1985....I use Sonic Bloom on all my tomatoes as well as all my cucumbers and blueberries. In fact, I use it on some of the trees on my property too."
Suckers, the shoot between the main stem and a lateral branch, are normally sterile. With Sonic Bloom-treatment the sucker would be fully rooted in 10-12 days and in full production 45-55 days later. From seed, these tomatoes normally mature in 90 days.
Using Sonic Bloom to help them produce their tomatoes from suckers rather than seed accelerates their production schedule by 23-35 days and eliminates the cost of seed.
This method of growing
tomatoes produces plants 7-9 feet tall producing 400-600 tomatoes per plant,
often with double tomatoes per 'hand.'....Everyone who gardens without
Sonic Bloom is working against themselves -- tomatoes included!"
500 cucumber seeds soaked in a 500-1 solution, serenaded with the Sonic Bloom sound for eight hours before planting matured from seed to harvest in 40 days, producing 7,600 lbs of gourmet cucumbers. They had to be picked daily over a period of 36 days lest they grow too long to fit the 20 inch packing boxes.
They found that the distance from the sound correlated with a reduction in size. "These plants were set outside here the same day.
What I'd like to point out here is the difference in the size of the growth of these plants as we get away from the sound of the 'music' or oscillators in the greenhouse. As we go down the field here, the farther away we get, the smaller the plants become."
Their blueberry bushes grow towards the sound source and are ready for picking 10-14 days earlier than normal, and their flavor is exceptionally sweet.
"What would you say about Sonic Bloom overall?"
Mr. Dodge says,
"Everything it touches grows better....Everyone who gardens without Sonic
Bloom is working against themselves....."
grown with Sonic Bloom are so big that only four
will fit in a box designed for 12.
Gabriel Howearth also grew
a single head of quinoa to .3/4 lb, a world record. Normal is 1/5
lb. In 1985 his quinoa crop yielded 700 lb/acre, the normal being 300
lb/acre. In 1987 he produced 1900 lb/acre.
Showing a green pepper Ludie Larson said, " Normally a pepper like this would last 3-5 days in the refrigerator and start getting crinkly. Sonic Bloom-treated peppers will last about 18 days." Bell peppers bear over 50 peppers/plant instead the norm of 4 or 5.
Barry Gregory is a capsicum (pepper) grower in the south of Auckland. In 1994, he had to stop the use of Sonic Bloom for a month to rebuild the supports to make them tall enough and strong enough to handle the height of the plant and the weight of the fruit.
His yields increased
over 50% and the plants showed no sign of slowing down, even though it was
late in the season and the glasshouses were not heated. Wherever there
was a place for a flower or fruit it was filled.
The grower of grand
prize-winning pumpkins in Sonoma, California says, "If you get a healthy,
fast-growing plant, you don't have any problems in the garden. We never
spray chemicals on our garden. We don't need them. Best crop of
pumpkins in 50 years."
A potato farmer in Minnesota reported a 20% increase in yield using Sonic Bloom. Others reported gourmet-sized potatoes double or triple the normal size as a result of treatment.
"At $50/acre/season it
[Sonic Bloom] may be the most economical technique you'll use this year."
Nathaniel Shurtleff, Jr. Fox Island Cranberry Corporation, South Carver, Massachusetts, a cranberry grower for over 60 years has 21 acres of cranberries. He says he has never seen anything like the increase in quantity and quality.
The sugar content of 8.92 was much higher than normal. In 1996 before using Sonic Bloom, their yield was 126 barrels/acre, a $10,000/acre gross profit. In 1997 they treated their crop with Sonic Bloom and increased their yield to 209 barrels/acre, a $16,700/acre gross profit.
The additional $600 in costs for Sonic Bloom treatment obtained a net gain of $6,000/acre. For 21 acres that is a net gain of $126.000.
Bob Perry of Perry
Cranberries in South Carver, Massachusetts
found that fairy rings disappeared and no fungicide was used on his crop.
Ron Mitchell, a sprout
grower in Hawaii reports faster maturity and superior sprouts with an
incredibly extended shelf life. " We are getting up to three and a half week
shelf life, which is unbelievable. Lettuces are just great, too. We
provide a credit and buy-back offer with our clients, so shelf life is real
important to us."
South Australia medicinal herb growers are reporting significant in nutritional and medicinal values for Sonic Bloom-treated plants. One grower uses the kernel of the black walnut and finds that the active ingredient is four times more potent in treated trees.
There is an extract, taxol, in the bark of yew trees that has been shown promise in curing cancer. With Sonic Bloom the taxol goes into the needles, thus eliminating the need to kill the plant to obtain it and tripling the amount available in the tree.
A cancer clinic in South
Australia uses a highly nutritious diet as a part of its therapy. They
use Sonic Bloom treated produce to assist in the cure of cancer along with
Bill Bostwick, a ginseng grower in Wisconsin uses Sonic Bloom to obtain 5,000 lbs/acre, whereas the state average is 1,300 lbs/acre. He grows plants to five year maturity while most must settle for 3-4 year maturity, because the usual susceptibility to fungal disease is absent in his plants.
Testing for ginsenoside, the active ingredient in ginger, St. John's University in Jamaica, New York found that Bill's ginger yielded over 11% whereas the state average was 6-8%. With Sonic Bloom treatment, he sells ginger seed for the premium price $50 /lb compared to the normal $8-10 /lb.
His neighbor, Dennis Draeger bought Bill's seed for his ginseng farm. "The size of Bill's seed is what threw me cuz his was twice as big as what I had. I've been having germination problems.
The germination was twice as good as what I normally had. Seeing Bill's garden is what's made my decision.
Bill had without a doubt the best garden I'd ever seen. They were just huge roots, huge plants. You couldn't walk more than 10' into any of his beds cuz it was just solid plants 3' tall. And uh, I walked all the way around his garden, I looked for disease.
I talked to him about what he sprays and when he sprays it. He doesn't spray much at all. Rudamil, he doesn't hardly use at all. And that's what sold me on it."
The next year, using Sonic Bloom, Dennis got a ginsenoside report showing 9.89%. Another neighbor, Rick, began using Sonic Bloom, too, and had 11.27% ginsenoside.
Dan Peters of Champaign
Illinois and past president of the Illinois Ginseng Association said, "I think
Sonic Bloom is very cost-effective. As unusual as it is with the
sound generator, the system really works."
With Sonic Bloom treatment, the second ratoon left on the plant mature to 4-6 pounds, a marketable size. If cuttings are made of the second ratoon and planted separately, the fruits will often grow to 8-11 pounds like the first ratoon.
In either case, this
provides a second crop where normally only one crop is harvested and this along
with the larger size more than doubles the harvest.
Susan Ferrell on the Kona Coast of Hawaii said that, "We've proved to ourselves that Sonic Bloom, in the germination rate with is the highest I have ever seen in coffee seedlings (98%)."
Michelle of Kona Kalonna Farms found, in addition, that a large percentage of the beans were "pea berries," whole, unhalved beans that make the very best coffee.
A coffee grower in Puerto Rico said that, "We have seen an increase in the volume of product per tree, an earlier maturity, and 3-year old trees in full production. Because of uniform maturation, the beans are picked only 3 times saving labor costs."