USDA/NIFA grant awarded to evaluate Lisi Global’s directed energy technology as replacement for methyl bromide fumigation

RICHLAND, Wash., Nov. 28, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — LISI GLOBAL, Inc., announced its participation in a recent US Department of Agriculture/National Institute of Food and Agriculture grant focused on methyl bromide substitution. In collaboration with researchers from Oregon State University and the USDA Agricultural Research Service at OSU, Lisi Global will leverage its Directed Energy technology breakthroughs to test alternative methods of soil spraying using electrical pulses applied to the soil to control target organisms, as well as continuous electrical energy to heat the soil as a method of killing bacteria. . The two-year study also includes an economic analysis to determine how much these pest control tools will cost.

According to OSU professor Dr. Marcelo MorettiThe grant’s Principal Investigator, “This is Lisi Global’s site the technology has shown to be effective in initial greenhouse tests and the impressive results produced in the early stages of their weed control efforts make it worthy of large-scale testing. We are grateful to USDA/NIFA for the opportunity to take a closer look at DE Technology as an alternative to smoke removal.”

“This is an important opportunity to expand DE Technology in agriculture,” he said Jason CrispCEO, Lisi Global, “agriculture has been our goal from the beginning. While our initial market focused on golf and sports turf with Direct|Turf, the plan has always been to take what we learn from golf greens and apply it to agriculture.” Crisp continued, “That these outstanding researchers recognize its true potential is proof that our technology can impact the way farmers manage their crops while removing some of the more dangerous chemicals.”

The release of methyl bromide as an agricultural carbon dioxide began two decades ago with no alternative. As a result, attacks and crop losses are increasing. Since then, researchers have been searching for effective alternatives to methyl bromide and similar fuels with little success. This is Lisi Global’s site Directed Energy Technology is the first of its kind in agriculture, using consistent doses of electricity applied directly to the soil to effectively control soil-borne organisms such as nematodes and fungal pathogens. Peer-reviewed results can be found here:

Lisi Global develops key applications in the electrification of soil pest management and is the only technology in this important market area.

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