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Crop Yield Breakthroughs May Be on the Horizon for Farmers
Friday October 8, 6:00 am ET


RENO, NV--(MARKET WIRE)--Oct 8, 2004 -- AXcess News (www.axcessnews.com) released a story covering farmers growing concerns over stiffer fertilizer regulations following Agricultural Secretary Ann Veneman's announcement of USDA funding for 12 states to study wetlands levels of pollutants. But farmers may have found relief in meeting those potential regulations as well as improving crop yields.
Reno-based Itronics Metallurgical, Inc. let the cat out of the bag Wednesday when it disclosed results of multiple field tests of its GOLD'n GRO liquid fertilizer made from recycled photochemicals.

Itronics, Inc. (OTC BB:ITRO.OB - News) released its results for the first nine months and third quarter Wednesday of its wholly owned subsidiary, Itronics Metallurgical, Inc., liquid fertilizer, GOLD'n GRO, sales figures. While those results were outstanding with 103 percent and 194 percent improvements over the prior year's period, what investors need to look at is how those improvements came about and what to expect in the future.

For the first time Itronics disclosed its fertilizer field tests that were in progress and some that had already shown results. More importantly, Itronics said it would be expanding field tests in 2005 to include corn and alfalfa hay crops. Tests conducted this year showed that corn stalks were 30% taller and in a previous test on sweet corn, fully mature ears on longer stalks were the results.

With rising energy costs farmers have been growing concerned about their ability to operate profitably. China and South America are also nipping at farmers' heels, keeping commodities traders guessing on where soybean, corn and wheat prices will go in light of the world's overall short supply. Making higher yields through newer fertilizer applications of keen interest to the agricultural industry.

Add to those concerns the USDA's conscious effort to reexamine its wetlands program.

Agriculture Secretary Ann M. Veneman said in a news release Wednesday that the USDA had funded $2.1 million across 12 states to basically test water for contamination.

While Veneman's department views these funding programs as helpful in determining the USDA's Wetlands Reserve Program, farmers view it as a withdrawal of support and worse, more regulations on pollution control -- and that could mean fertilizer restrictions.

Itronics GOLD'n GRO liquid fertilizer would not only meet stiffer environmental regulations it could actually improve crop yields at the same time.

According to Dr. John Whitney, Itronics President, field tests are being conducted in both soil and foliar applications. Whitney said that in soil applications GOLD'n GRO produced a 10 percent increase in the yield of peppers in one trial, and in another trial strawberry production was improved. Positive results were also achieved in foliar applications, increasing the yield and nutritional content of alfalfa and, on silage corn foliar applications, increasing the height of the corn stalks.

This latter disclosure is important to investors tracking this micro cap stock due to the type of crops being field-tested. For a small photochemical recycler to develop a liquid fertilizer and spend years developing a market, it takes real results to progress to a stage of development were major crops are being field-tested. That move could put Itronics on the edge of real growth, making this week's nine and three-month results for that subsidiary's GOLD'n GRO liquid fertilizer pale by comparison.

But don't take our view as some form of crystal ball where we grant you a look into the future. The burden of proof is on Itronics to perform.

That performance may already have begun. Whitney's company announced...

This is an excerpt from the complete story. Access is free and you will find a host of other agricultural stocks mentioned in that story as well. More news on the investment horizon for the agricultural sector can be found at AXcess News: http://www.axcessnews.com.

About AXcess News:

Dubbed the "Yahoo! of small cap business news" by Gordon Borrell, one of America's leading media and research gurus, AXcess News is fast becoming a known commodity for both the serious investor and people in general looking for informed articles and insightful columns. http://www.axcessnews.com.



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Media Contact:
Eric Stevenson
Of AXcess News
+1-775-972-7128
[email protected]



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Just another place where the EPA is trying to stick there nose in.The fertalisers we use are safe will not kill you.Now the herbicides LOL who knows?But when the American farmer is asked to raise more for less as we have been doing over the past 50 years.I think its time for the EPA white collar over educated boys to back off.They already put the hog farmers out of business turned it into a mega corparation business ran by college idiots that have never sweated a day in there life.Now they want to mess with the grain farmer.We had to be certified for chemical application.Took the class and listened to the BS and have to take more classes every few years.

Then these countries that expect a hand out and want are grain for next to nothing.Have the Nads to get fussy on what we give away.Only in America could this BS take place.
 

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Just another place where the EPA is trying to stick there nose in.The fertalisers we use are safe will not kill you.Now the herbicides LOL who knows?But when the American farmer is asked to raise more for less as we have been doing over the past 50 years.I think its time for the EPA white collar over educated boys to back off.They already put the hog farmers out of business turned it into a mega corparation business ran by college idiots that have never sweated a day in there life.Now they want to mess with the grain farmer.We had to be certified for chemical application.Took the class and listened to the BS and have to take more classes every few years.

Then these countries that expect a hand out and want are grain for next to nothing.Have the Nads to get fussy on what we give away.Only in America could this BS take place.
 

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The Dept. of Home Land Security is supposed to mandate that ammonium nitrate must be treated with a special coating that will not allow it to mix with petroleum products. Seems like big brother never can get there nose in far enough.
 
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