Re: [fukuoka_farming] Re: [Crystal-devices] sonic bloom
- Sounds to good to be true, and really looks to expensive.
--- On Fri, 6/5/09, Michael Meredith <meredith848@...> wrote:
From: Michael Meredith <meredith848@...>
Subject: [fukuoka_farming] Re: [Crystal-devices] sonic bloom
Date: Friday, June 5, 2009, 12:09 PM
Has anyone tried this, or even heard of it?
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From: Michael Meredith <meredith848@ yahoo.com>
To: crystal-devices@ yahoogroups. com
Sent: Thursday, December 25, 2008 3:10:33 PM
Subject: [Crystal-devices] sonic bloom
Click here for the Sonic Bloom Update
Editor's Note: This story has received the greatest response of
anything we have published in our 10 year history. We suspect the
reasons include fascination, wonderment, and vindication of God's
unfathomable design. "Sonic Bloom" first appeared in the now-sold-out
Summer 2000 edition of Creation Illustrated. Once you read this story,
you will better understand why that edition sold out long ago.
often blesses when we take His word to heart, and that appears to be
the case when Dan Carlson examined how God originally watered our
primal planet–“. . . a mist went up from the earth and watered the
whole face of the ground” (Genesis 2:6). Carlson’s discovery of God’s
ways resulted in a powerfully prolific garden that produces cauliflower
so big, only four heads will fit in a box designed to carry twelve!
an astonishingly fruitful harvest is part of a unique twofold process
Carlson calls, Sonic Bloom. This program utilizes the musical sounds of
bird songs broadcasted over the garden while a misting machine with a
special foliar applies nutrients to the plants’ leaves.
a visit to Hickory Nut Research farm near River Falls, Wisconsin, I
bumped along with Carlson on his John Deere utility cart on a short
tour of his 140-acre tree farm. I soon became aware of a gentle sound
above the clattering machine which sounded similar to a chorus of
chirping crickets. When Carlson shut off the engine, I listened more
attentively to the musical tones. They were not of an obtrusive timbre,
but rather more like gentle rain. After awhile I was not even aware of
With cheerful enthusiasm
Carlson explained how he doubles production yields, increases the
nutritional content, and more than doubles the shelf life of food
products by using the “sound” I was hearing. This oscillating frequency
apparently stimulates the plants’ stomata (breathing pores) to open,
and while the pores are open, the leaves are sprayed with a plant
Carlson’s happy eyes become
serious as he says, “This whole idea began on a bitter cold day in 1960
while I was serving the U.S. Army in occupying the Demilitarized Zone
in Korea. I watched horrified as a mother deliberately thrust her four
year old’s legs under the back wheels of a reversing two-ton GMC
military truck. I went to hit her, but when I saw the look in her eyes,
I went away weeping, realizing that using a crippled child and begging
was the only way she could hope to feed her family.”
had learned that 40 percent of the farmers in that area had starved
because they would not eat next year’s seed. “I went to my foxhole and
spent the next few days praying and thinking, praying and searching for
answers,” he continued with emotion. “It was then I decided to do
something about the world hunger problem during my remaining life.”
Back home, enabled by the GI Bill of Rights, Carlson spent four or
five-hour days for nearly seven years at the University of Minnesota
Library studying plant physiology. Enrolled in the university’s
Experimental College, he was allowed to design his own curriculum in
horticulture and agriculture. While researching, he stumbled across a
little-known recording called, “Growing Plants Successfully in the
Home,” written by George Milstein, a retired dental surgeon. Milstein’s
innovative idea had convinced recording company executives of Pip
Records to amalgamate into a popular tune the pure sound frequencies
used by University of Ottawa researchers that had increased their wheat
yields 66 percent.
the size of a soccer ball (above) and corn stalks (previous page) grow
over 15 feet tall (often multiple ears from one area) provide for a
bountiful and profitable harvest when given the Sonic Bloom sound and
Carlson started where Milstein left off and focused on finding frequencies that would stimulate leaf stomata to open. Stomata are breathing openings about 1/1000 of an inch across which allow oxygen and water to pass out of the leaf while other gases (notably carbon dioxide) move inside the leaf to be transformed by photosynthesis into sugars. Carlson experimented with various frequencies until, with the help of an audio engineer, he found one in the 3,000 to 5,000 kHz range that caused the stomata to open.
Having found the right frequency to achieve his goal, Carlson next turned his attention to the second part of his Sonic Bloom approach–what to put into the stomata once they open. Carlson reasoned that (even in poor soil) plants could be well nourished via the stomata with a foliar spray containing the right elements. It required not only the right elements but the right balance. Nitrogen, potassium, and phosphorus are needed, but an overdose of any one element can distort or even kill a plant.
Carlson spent the next 15 years experimenting in the field and in labs throughout the country to find this balance. These tests required countless hours using radioactive isotopes and Geiger counters to trace the elements from leaves to stems to roots. Eventually, Carlson included 64 trace and minor elements derived from natural plant products, including seaweed. He also added chelated amino acids and growth stimulants, while altering the surface tension of the water base to make it more easily absorbed. The end results of this research are known today as Sonic Bloom.
When applied to plants, the results are almost unbelievable. The first test of this twofold process was on a common household purple passion vine (Cynurasp),
which normally grows about 18 inchesand lives a short time. When
treated with his Sonic Bloom process, it grew to 1,300 feet and lived
nine years! It traveled from room to room in his Minnesota home, and
its growth was verified by researchers from the Guinness Book of Records.
Potatoes grow to nearly 10 inches in size and are very hardy compared to a potato from an untreated plant.
tests show that, even without sound, a leaf can absorb 300 percent more
Sonic Bloom nutrients than any other foliar spray. But when accompanied
by the special frequency, the absorption rate of nutrients rises to an
amazing 700 percent–far more than can be absorbed via the roots. As a
result, the harvested plants are more nutritious, taste better, have
longer shelf life, produce greater yields, and mature earlier.
These Scanning Electron Micrographs from the U.S. Department of
Agriculture show the stomata (or pores) on a grape leaf magnified many
times. The stomata appear more thoroughly developed and in greater
density on the plant treated with Sonic Bloom (right) than on the
untreated plant (left).
experimental gardener then enlisted the technical expertise of a
Minneapolis high school orchestra and choir teacher, Michael W. Holtz,
to help develop a cassette tape for home gardeners with music pleasant
to the ear. Carlson had been using Rega (East-Indian) music, which was
picked up from a man, T. C. Singh (head of the Department of Botany at
Annamalai University), who had conducted research on plants during the
1950s in India. While these tones may not especially appeal to the
listening tastes of all Americans, Singh’s published research has
“proven beyond any shadow of a doubt that harmonic sound waves affect
the growth, flowering, fruiting, and seed yields of plants.”
I visited with Holtz, a kind, softspoken middle-aged man, I asked. “Did
you use special audio lab equipment to determine the right pitch and
harmonics to make the stomata open?” Holtz smiled and said, “No, but I
did pray a lot.” When Holtz first heard Carlson’s cricket-chirping
sounds oscillating out of the speaker, he recognized the pitch to be
the same as the early morning bird choirs that sing just before dawn.
one has explained why birds sing for about an hour just before dawn.
The sounds are not mating calls or territorial warning calls. “It was
thrilling,” Holtz said, “to make that connection. I began to feel that
God had created the birds for more than just freely flying about and
warbling. Their very singing must somehow be intimately linked to the
mysteries of seed germination and plant growth.”
Holtz discovered that the key of D and E flat are best suited for Carlson’s purposes.
Sonic Bloom sound units developed to optimize the distribution of frequencies,
explained, “I feel from Genesis 1:3, when God said, ‘Let there be
light,’ that He used sound to create the electromagnetic spectrum.”
Holtz writes in his book, God’s Creation: Sounds, Birds, & Plants,
“The specific organella, the mitochondria, the chloroplast, and the
golgi apparatus of a cell seem to be in the sound energy converting
business. Their shapes appear to be perfect sound energy receivers of
sympathetic vibrations. In the case of the chloroplasts, the sound and
light work together. Both sound energy and light energy are converted
and are stored as chemical energy.” Holtz refers to Dorothy Ratallack’s
book, The Sound of Music and Plants, where she tells how many of her
plants preferred sound to light. They would lean toward the sonic
energy coming from the speaker rather than toward the light source. She
also demonstrated the effects of classical, jazz, and rock music. The
former had positive effects on plants, while the latter killed the
plants in two weeks! Perhaps God intended that we learn from plants,
for Job 12:8 tells us, “or speak to the earth, and it will teach you; .
. .” If we are attentive, nature speaks of her Author. “And He [Jesus]
is before all things, and in Him all things consist” (Colossians 1:17).
It is exciting to know that we can learn how nature and humans may work
in concert with our Maker. Creation science often points to the
differences that existed in God’s original creation. The mist that came
up from the ground to water the Garden of Eden certainly must have been
laced with nutrients from the rich, untainted soil. This way of feeding
the plant life through the foliage, coupled with the most beautiful
sounds of praise from birds that were unhindered by the fear of man,
could help substantiate theories about the large size of plants and
animals being revealed in the fossil record today.
amazing harvests that have come from using Carlson’s process could fill
an entire book, but here are a few examples. Wilson Mills of Circle K
Apple Orchard near River Falls, Wisconsin, has used Sonic Bloom methods
for the past 10 years. The state average yield is 290 bushels per acre;
Mills gets over 500 bushels per acre. His crops mature two weeks ahead
of competitors; his fruit has a shelf life of five months instead of
the normal 30 days.
“I figure my 20-acre
orchard has made one million dollars in the past 10 years using Sonic
Bloom,” says Mills. “My apples used to be 50 percent packable, but now
they are 90 percent packable (meaning they are eating size, thus
bringing top prices).
Now let us consider a second example using
cucumbers. Five hundred cucumber seeds soaked in a 500-to-one mixture
of the Sonic Bloom nutrient solution were serenaded for eight hours by
the Sonic Bloom tones. Planted in a greenhouse, they matured from seed
to harvest in 40 days, producing 7,600 pounds of cucumbers. They had to
be picked daily over a period of 36 days lest they should grow too long
to fit in 20-inch packing boxes.
In the spring of 1985, field tests on soybeans were
conducted by Gerald Carlson (no relation to Dan), senior editor of the
Professional Farmers of America and Land Owner publication, in
conjunction with the Biological Research Farm near Cedar Falls, Iowa.
The test clearly showed Dan Carlson’s process had increased the crop by
100 percent when compared to a control crop of untreated beans growing
a quarter mile away. Soybeans have also done extremely well in Central
and South America, where harvests are often 137 bushels per acre with
the Sonic Bloom program compared to typical harvests in the U.S. of 40
to 45 bushels per acre.
agriculturalists have bought kits from Carlson that include sound
recordings and nutrient solutions. Notable results include farms inNew
South Wales, Australia, where production increased by 160 percent in
plums, 130 percent in nectarines, and 100 percent in apples. Although
plagued by poor growing conditions in China’s Inner Mongolia region,
melon and potato harvests have experienced a 30 to 90 percent increase
using Sonic Bloom products, and the Indonesian Minister of Agriculture
found amazing test results. He plans to utilize the Sonic Bloom
approach in his country’s agriculture development.
years past Sonic Bloom has met with a certain degree of skepticism in
the U.S. within academic circles, but there is a growing interest from
government agencies like the Department of Natural Resources.
addition to the increase in crop yields, there are other benefits to
the Sonic Bloom method of gardening since the sound attracts more birds
than usual along with a large increase in the number of butterflies.
Mosquitoes and other pests are thus consumed, and damage to crops is
greatly decreased. The plants typically grow healthier and have less
disease. Fresh evidence shows that fewer herbicides are needed in
controlling threats to crops since the same sonic process of opening
the stomata also works on weeds, thus increasing the absorption of
weed-killing agents. This pest abatement method is called “Sonic Doom.”
Carlson’s desire to feed the world is making an
impact, with over 35 countries now using his process. As I savored a
tomato (juicy and dripping with flavor like grandma’s garden variety)
grown by his process in a greenhouse, I thought of the text, “Oh, taste
and see, that the Lord is good; blessed is the man who trusts in Him!”
Carlson obviously gives all the
credit and glory to God for these discoveries that hark back to the
Garden of Eden. “We should tender [treat carefully] plants and animals,
not distort God-given gifts still unrevealed in His creatures, but coax
these gifts and learn to live cooperatively with all God’s creation,”
he commented with conviction. The next time you hear a bird singing in
the early morning, remember, he is not only praising his Creator,
Jesus, he is also awakening plants to drink in the morning dew. “Let
them praise the name of the Lord, for He commanded and they were
created. He also established them forever and ever. He made a decree
which shall not pass away” (Psalm 148:5-6)
McComb writes from Lumby, British Columbia, Canada, where he explores
the wonders of nature in order to inspire worship and praise to our
Creator God. For more information on Sonic Bloom, log on to www.SonicBloom. com.
Sonic Bloom Update
recently spoke with Dan Carlson who gave this update. Sonic Bloom has
been studied for the last five years in the country of Indonesia–a
nation of 13,000 islands and the fifth largest population in the world
with 300 million inhabitants. The population is growing at the rate of
five to seven percent per year, and the country is forced to import
more than 40 percent of its food. In August 2003, Carlson returned to
Indonesia to inaugurate the first countrywide use of Sonic Bloom. The
agriculture minister, Bomanong Sanogie, launched the program with the
goal of his country growing all of its own food by the year 2009!
during the past five years proves that the Indonesians can double their
rice crop via the Sonic Bloom method. The head of Crop Agricultural
Service of Central Java province reported on (rice) paddy production in
which one hector yielded 10.04 tons of rice. The none-treated hector
yielded only 4.7 tons. The use of Sonic Bloom also shortens the growing
time of rice from 145 days to 110 days; this earlier harvesting allows
farmers to grow three crops instead of the usual two in one year.
Anticipating the use of sonic-grown seeds, the farmers’ second
generation harvests may increase another 50 percent, and the harvest
time may be shortened enough to make four crops per year possible.
Other government tests in Indonesia on Sonic Bloom included ginger,
onion, and potato farms with some test applications revealing a 125
percent increase in yields.
verification of the Sonic Bloom process begins a partial fulfillment of
Carlson’s dream to help solve the world’s hunger problem. Fourteen
other countries are also researching the use of Sonic Bloom in
agricultural programs. As a result of this widespread impact, Carlson
was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in economics in 2001, 2002, and
2003. He currently is continuing his research by planting the seeds of
Sonic-Bloom- grown trees and plants. He has a vision of nurturing
several generations of treated plants in hopes that their genetics may
somewhat resemble the wholesome, well-nourished plants in the Garden of
Eden. His research shows each generation of seeds becoming more
productive and reaching maturity more quickly. Working with trees,
however, requires the precious gift of time, but Carlson’s patience is
proving fruitful. For example, he is now growing walnuts the size of
lemons with twice the harvest. In other words, the seeds from treated
plants can produce twice the harvest of the parent plant.
have questioned if so many nutrients are taken out of the soil to get
double growth and greater nutrition, won’t the soil become depleted
even faster? “No,” says Carlson. “One hundred major and minor trace
elements translocate nutrients from the tilled-under treated plants (as
well as any over-spray) into the soil, so each year the soil becomes
How many places are now using the
Sonic Bloom method? “100,000 garden kits have been marketed over 23
years since 1980,” Carlson explained. “My dreams and prayers are to
help farmers, gardeners, and greenhouse farmers grow the most
nutritious, vitamin-rich, mineral-filled tasty foods they have ever
eaten. About two percent of the farmers I speak with are really
progressive and willing to do their own research and try it. The rest
are content to let the bank own their farms and muddle along as is.” To
date, Carlson knows of no failures when Sonic Bloom is applied
according to the Spray Manual.
“I believe God has given me this gift to grow food according to His ways,” Carlson stated with
conviction. Proverbs 27:23 states, “Be diligent to know the state of
your flocks, and attend to your herds; for riches are not forever, nor
does a crown endure to all generations.” The scripture predicted in
Daniel 12:4 that “. . . until the time of the end; . . . knowledge
shall increase,” and Paul admonishes us, “Test all things: hold fast
what is good.” –Terry McCom
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