O2YS Corporation Announces 10th Anniversary of Flagship Product, OII-YS, and Names “TOP OII-YS” Cities in the United States
BROUSSARD, La. – (BUSINESS WIRE) – O2YS Corporation, an innovator of organic-based agriculture solutions, announces the ten-year anniversary of their flagship chitosan-based adjuvant, OII-YS. On December 8, 2008 Agronomist and O2YS founder Robin Borden, in collaboration with Cajun-born plant molecular biologist, Dr. André Blanchard, bottled the first batch of OII-YS in Louisiana.
“For years the agriculture industry has used chitosan products. Chitosan is a natural substance derived from the shells of sea crustaceans. It wasn’t until our unique liquid formula developed by Dr. Blanchard was introduced that the ag industry had a chitosan-based broadcast option,” said agronomist Robin Borden. “When used as an adjuvant, our product makes whatever else growers are using work better, faster, and helps manage transpiration. Imagine the impact of plants holding water longer in drought regions, or the health benefit for plants when their root systems can increase the uptake of nutrients in plants. This product is truly changing the landscape for the ag industry.”
In 2011, once the final formula and proprietary rights were obtained, Borden assembled a sales team anchored by experienced salesman, Mark Nichols, expanded manufacturing operations, and started recruiting growers to test the product. Within a short time, growers were reporting immediate increased plant health and transpiration results.
“I’ve been serving the southern ag industry for over 50 years and I’ve never witnessed a product make such a difference in overall plant health and yields,” said OII-YS distributor Tom Boardman with Advanced Ag, Tifton, Georgia.
“My family has been farming in Idaho since 1902 and spraying the fields of Idaho for several decades,” said Tom Wood, of High Desert Application in Rexburg Idaho. “OII-YS has proven to us its ability to increase plant health, decrease transpiration, and greatly increase the efficacy of any products we have applied it with.”
Today, the product is used in almost every state in the US and in many international countries. The company has expanded staff, built distributor relationships worldwide, moved into a larger production facility and expanded the product reach to almost every kind of agricultural crop, turf, citrus field, and even the poultry industry. The proprietary OII-YS formula still serves as the platform for many of the manufacturer’s other products including an EPA registered Nematicide, two OMRI Listed organic products and most recently the company launched an intense adjuvant called Enhan-Cer using the OII-YS base formula.
Top OII-YS Cities
In honor of OII-YS's 10th anniversary, the company recently identified the "TOP OII-YS Cities". The following list represent the farmers and distributors who have purchased the most OII-YS over the last ten years.
The TOP OII-YS cities in alphabetical order are:
- Wynn, AR
- Visalia, CA
- Fort Pierce, FL
- Live Oak, FL
- Naples, FL
- Macon, GA
- Tifton, GA
- Ames, IA
- Woodbine, IA
- Rexburg, ID
- Tampico, IL
- Colby, KS
- Boyd, MN
- Itta Bena, MS
- Great Falls, MT
- Cranberry, NJ
- Columbus, NM
- Eureka, NV
- Smith Valley, NV
- Marion, SC
- Nevada, TX
- Logan, UT
Benefits of the revolutionary OII-YS adjuvant product used with standard grower packages includes:
- Increase Efficacy-whether it’s fungicides, herbicides, insecticides, or fertility products, OII-YS sticks the chemistry to the leaf, and aids in rapid translocation into the plant.
- Decrease Transpiration – OII-YS ingredients have been proven to be a powerful tool for decreasing transpiration up to 50%,
- ROI –OII-YS offers a far greater return on investment.
- Speeds the Uptake and Utilization of your IPM program
- Extend the growing season for many crops
“OII-YS is changing the ag industry in big ways, especially the treatment protocols growers are now able to implement and the results of overall cost savings,” says Mark Nichols, founding member and vice president of sales and marketing for O2YS and Organisan Corporations. “Growers have sought a product that enhances yields and contributes to their plants overall health and vitality for years. Test after test, OII-YS has proven its ability to be a key asset to growers across the various ag sectors. We don’t just sell a product; our experienced staff works with growers to find solutions that drive bigger and better yields.”
Source: Business Wire