Press Release



For Immediate Release

11/29/2005

Drammatic K Fish Fertilizer Shown to Suppress Fusarium

Contact:
Kurt Dramm
President
920/684.0227

Megan O'Brien
Marketing and Advertising
Specialist
920/684.0228x121


Manitowoc, WI- In a recent study conducted by the University of Guelph, in Canada, suppression of Fusarium occurred in plants fertilized with Drammatic K fish hydrolysate.

In the study, cyclamen plants were exposed to Fusarium. The study found the plants that had been fertilized with Drammatic K showed significantly slower growth of wilt symptoms than the plants not fed the fish hydrolysate.

The study also found cucumber plants treated with Drammatic K produced a greater quantity of roots than untreated cucumber plants. In cucumber plants exposed to Fusarium, the plants treated with Drammatic K had about 50 percent less root disease than the untreated plants.

Dramm Corporation, headquartered in Manitowoc, Wisconsin, produces Drammatic K, along with many other fish fertilizer blends, from fish scraps from the Great Lakes. The fish scraps are ground up, put through a cold process, filtered and bottled. This method allows the fertilizer to retain the natural oils, nutrients and minerals of the fish. Drammís liquid fish fertilizers can be used for conventional, sustainable and organic crop production.

Organic growers have reported to Dramm Corporation that they witness suppression of plant diseases when using fish hydrolysate. The university studyís findings are consistent with the organic farmersí observations.

Copies of the study are available from Dramm Corporation. For more information about Drammatic Liquid Fish Fertilizer, log on to www.fishfertilizer.com, e-mail fish@dramm.com or call the numbers to the left.















Press Release



For Immediate Release

11/29/2005

Drammatic K Fish Fertilizer Shown to Suppress Fusarium

Contact:
Kurt Dramm
President
920/684.0227

Megan O'Brien
Marketing and Advertising
Specialist
920/684.0228x121


Manitowoc, WI- In a recent study conducted by the University of Guelph, in Canada, suppression of Fusarium occurred in plants fertilized with Drammatic K fish hydrolysate.

In the study, cyclamen plants were exposed to Fusarium. The study found the plants that had been fertilized with Drammatic K showed significantly slower growth of wilt symptoms than the plants not fed the fish hydrolysate.

The study also found cucumber plants treated with Drammatic K produced a greater quantity of roots than untreated cucumber plants. In cucumber plants exposed to Fusarium, the plants treated with Drammatic K had about 50 percent less root disease than the untreated plants.

Dramm Corporation, headquartered in Manitowoc, Wisconsin, produces Drammatic K, along with many other fish fertilizer blends, from fish scraps from the Great Lakes. The fish scraps are ground up, put through a cold process, filtered and bottled. This method allows the fertilizer to retain the natural oils, nutrients and minerals of the fish. Drammís liquid fish fertilizers can be used for conventional, sustainable and organic crop production.

Organic growers have reported to Dramm Corporation that they witness suppression of plant diseases when using fish hydrolysate. The university studyís findings are consistent with the organic farmersí observations.

Copies of the study are available from Dramm Corporation. For more information about Drammatic Liquid Fish Fertilizer, log on to www.fishfertilizer.com, e-mail fish@dramm.com or call the numbers to the left.