Monday, December 29, 2008

(AGWS.ob) - Organic Growing Systems, Inc Grows Intellectal Portfolio

ALPHARETTA, GA--(MARKET WIRE)--Dec 29, 2008 -- Organic Growing Systems, Inc.(OGSI), a subsidiary of Advanced Growing Systems, Inc. (OTC BB:AGWS.OB - News), announces today that it has received notification from the United States Patent and Trademark Office that "Organisan" is now an officially registered U.S. Trademark.

Organisan was developed in conjunction with Venture Chemicals and is exclusively utilized in OGSI's pelletized and granular organic fertilizers. "Organisan is a specialized and proprietary blend of Chitosan that acts as a nutrient additive, binder and lubricant in our Top 4-2-2 product," stated Mark Nichols, President and CEO of Organic Growing Systems, Inc. "Chitosan has been well documented to have a variety of beneficial agricultural properties, including nematode control, antifungal applications, plant health, plant defense applications and foliar feeds," he added.

Nichols added, "Nematode problems are becoming more and more pervasive at golf courses throughout the Southeast. We are working in conjunction with several prominent superintendents and golf laboratories and are experiencing very exciting results." The following experience came from Mike Platt, the Director of Golf Operations at the Indian River State College in Port St. Lucie, Florida:

"At Indian River State College, the Golf Course Operations Program's Golf Laboratory is just like any other golf course with weed, insect, disease and nematode challenges. On the second hole, one of our USGA greens that the students had reconstructed three years previously, we were having a tough time getting full coverage on the left side of the green no matter what we threw at it. We suspected nematodes since spotted spurge was present. After pulling a soil test to confirm that this was the case, we followed the normally prescribed remedies, including an application of a nematicide, with no luck. Finally, one of our advisory board members suggested using the Organic Growing Systems chicken litter mixture.

After aerifiying and topdressing the green, I applied the product with little hope of seeing any real results. One of my student interns asked, "Is this stuff really going to work, Mr. Platt?" and I replied, "I don't know, but what could it hurt?"

Well not only did results come fast, but they have been exceptional. Within two weeks, strong stolon growth could be seen converging to cover the area. Less than a month after the application, the green was completely submerged for more than 4 days in the aftermath of Tropical Storm Fay. It recovered faster than any of the others on the golf lab. I believe that the Organic Growing Systems chicken litter not only greatly aided in the recovery from the nematode damage, but also created a healthier turfgrass that could sustain the flooding to which we were subjected. It is now a major tool that we use."

Organisan II, a concentrated liquid version of OGSI's proprietary Chitosan blend utilized in our pelletized products will be formally introduced February 2nd, 2009 at the Golf Industry Show in New Orleans.

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