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TABLE OF CONTENTS
I. Review of Operating Results: [Top of Page]
The Main Goal of the Company is to build and operate the Miracle Farms Academy of Hydroponics™. It will be an advanced Hydroponics Research and Education Facility, wherein we will maintain the forefront of global hydroponics research and development. Our visitors and clients will view our technologies, systems, and technics in real-
With new energy conservation technologies it has become less expensive to heat our greenhouses in Canada than to cool greenhouses in hot climates (yearly) such as in the USA and Mexico. Every year Canada’s commercial greenhouses are exporting more and importing less to/from south of the border. With the increase in Climate Change, this trend will increase exponentially.
In conventional cold climate hydroponics greenhouses the usual case is:
1. The use of peat moss, coir, or other bag culture, which uses a difficult to maintain, more expensive, spaghetti-
2. It is nearly impossible to grow a third crop in existing Canadian greenhouses because of insufficient winter sunlight and high heating costs. Therefore, they usually shut down from November to February. Their planting schedule is thus:
First Crop: plant in February -
Second Crop: plant in May or June -
In the Miracle Farms™ Commercial Hydroponics Greenhouse Complex we add:
Third Crop: plant in September to October -
We stagger our transplantings so the complex continually harvests year-
Since we have a drip-
2. Licensed Automated NFT Hydroponics Growing Systems: [Top of Page]
Franklin & Co. offers several NFT (Nutrient Film Technique) hydroponics growing systems:
1. Our Optimum NFT Nutrient Formulae™
2. A hydroponics seedling chamber where new seedlings are nursed from sprouts to transplantable seedlings under perfect Optimum NFT™ growing conditions. This chamber is essential for healthy, fast growing and productive seedlings leading to maximum harvests.
3. A production-
4. Computerized plant control, monitoring, and testing instrumentation.
5. Injection hydroponics plumbing and nutrient delivery systems.
Licenses for his Miracle Farms Optimum NFT Formulae™ are for sale.
Hydroponics Plant Science R & D: [Top of Page]
Franklin & Co. has been awarded Hydroponics Scientific Research and Experimental Development Grants from the Canadian Federal Government from 1984 to 1990. This work has advanced upon the Hydroponics R & D pioneered in the 1960's to the 80’s by the late NASA electrical engineer, Mr. Bob Wessell and his wife Rose. Much of these works are Highly Confidential because of their great economic potentials, and Franklin & Co.'s commitment to maintain its competitive edge:
World record growth rates have been achieved :
Tomato Plants : 2.5 inches per day
English Cucumber Plants : 3.5 inches per day
Yellow & Green Bean Plants : 11 inches per day (1/2 inch per hour)
Plant growth variable R&D is being conducted by Franklin in association with other researchers. "Deciphering" certain plant growth variables using computer monitoring and advanced instrumentation electronics (plant electro physiology or “talking plants”) has only recently gained attention, and promises to greatly increase plant growth, maturity rates and harvests by up to 20%.
We have developed and tested a non-
After over 4 decades of successful R&D, Franklin is confident of more break-
The R & D Policy of the Company is to remain a world leader in the science of modern hydroponics.
Market Potential: [Top of Page]
Canada imports 96%+ of its fresh produce from the United States and Mexico. In the last decade, droughts, flooding, water shortages, and high fuel costs, have led to shortages and big price increases. There is an enormous, almost un-
1. Tomatoes 2. Long English Cucumbers 3. Butter & Leaf Lettuce 4. Green, Yellow & Red Peppers 5. Strawberries 6. Green & Yellow Beans 7. Spinach & Leafy Greens 8. Melons 9. Chinese Greens 10.The many varieties thereof
Approximately 96% of Canada's fresh produce is imported. Toronto alone buys more than 180 million heads of lettuce every year and 90% of them are imported. Canadians consume an average of 25 lbs. of tomatoes per person per year -
1. Lowering our production costs and increasing greenhouse productivity.
2. Profitable, 365 day per year production.
3. Reducing transportation and spoilage costs by choosing greenhouse sites near local markets.
4. Developing a sustainable supply of fresh vegetables in Canada.
5. Reducing the increased cost of fresh vegetables in Canada due to radical global climate changes. Some renowned Climate Change Scientists are predicting that in the next 20 years very few crops will grow in Canada without being inside a protective greenhouse.
Our Market Potential Studies indicate the demand in the Province of Alberta alone for more than 100 acres of Miracle Farms Hydroponics™. See Fresh Produce Marketing Studies for Edmonton & Calgary in the Miracle Farms Business Planning Guidebook. (Below)
Link to Miracle Farms Summary: [Continue to Consulting Services Pg 3]
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III. Market Potential