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Agrothermal Systems® develops and provides innovative agricultural production methods to increase yield, improve crop quality, decrease chemical dependence, and lower growing costs while providing a safer, sustainable and more healthful food supply.

Study Confirms Thermaculture® Can Eradicate Powdery Mildew

In a study just released by Caltec Ag of Modesto, CA, Agrothermal Systems® heat-treatments "provided significantly better control/eradication of powdery mildew," than the standard grower solution of fruit wash and fungicides. Few crop diseases are feared as much as Powdery…

Thermaculture® Proven Effective Control for Powdery Mildew

Thermaculture® Proven Effective Control for Powdery Mildew

 The late Dr. Doug Gubler established replicated trials in 2017 on Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Cabernet Sauvignon at two Foley Family Wines vineyards to determine if Thermaculture, or instantaneous heat shock treatments, could be used to reduce traditional fungicide applications.…

Thermaculture® Proven Control for Whitefly and Thrips

 After two years of replicated trials on green ripe open field tomatoes, Tome Martin-Duvall of Caltech Ag concludes "... heat will do as good of a job of insect control as the grower standard treatments for both whitefly and thrips control and…

New Study Shows Positive Apple Response to Agrothermal Systems® Technology

North Dakota State University (NDSU) compared two years of fresh apples exposed to periodic Thermaculture heat-treatments versus conventionally grown apples and concluded that heat-treatments create significantly higher inducible levels of phenolic metabolites and related antioxidant activity. According to Dr. Kalidas…

Thermaculture® Technology Increased 2018 Fruit Set by 24 Percent

 Agrothermal customers participating in 2018 growing season fruit-set data collection are seeing a significant increase in fruit set across varietals. Thermaculture technology uses interval heat-treatments to raise the plant temperature to the levels needed for optimal fruit set and growth,…

Agrothermal Systems Continues to Amaze With 2017 Vintage

​​Since 2013, Philip Goodband, Master of Wine, has worked with Agrothermal Systems, originator of Thermaculture® technology, to compare test and control block wines. He has helped the company evaluate its technology and define the sensory differences wineries can expect when converting to this…

Barrel Oak Winery Eliminated Miticide and Powdery Mildew Treatments, Increased Yield 30 Percent

Barrel Oak Winery Eliminated Miticide and Powdery Mildew Treatments, Increased Yield 30 Percent

​​Barrel Oak Winery in Northern Virginia faces constant growing challenges presented by typical East Coast weather: Rain, freezing temperatures, and humidity. “With our inability to produce organic wine in this state, we started looking for solutions to help us get one…

Patrick Baker Joins Agrothermal Systems as VP of Sales

Patrick Baker Joins Agrothermal Systems as VP of Sales

Agrothermal Systems® is pleased to announce the addition of Patrick Baker as Vice President of Sales, North America. “We are thrilled to have found someone with such vast industry experience and knowledge to direct our sales efforts,” stated Marty Fischer,…

Agrothermal Strategic Partnerships Expand EU Marketing Team and Machine Designs for General Agriculture

Agrothermal Systems® announces a significant expansion of its sales and machine manufacturing capabilities, signing agreements with two Belgium-based entities: BAB-Bamps of St. Truiden Belgium, an agricultural machine manufacturing company, and PCS, a marketing and sales organization based in Brussels and…

Sustainable Chemical Alternative Takes Aim at Small Insects in Produce Crops

Sustainable Chemical Alternative Takes Aim at Small Insects in Produce Crops

​​After successfully controlling White Fly, Thrips and Powdery Mildew in multiple field trials, Agrothermal Systems® announces its expansion from viticulture into the broader produce industry. According to CEO, Marty Fischer, “We now know that we have a sustainable, chemical-free alternative,…

Use of Heat Found to Control Powdery Mildew

Use of Heat Found to Control Powdery Mildew

“I’m pleased to say that I cut out four runs of traditional fungicides and had excellent control over powdery mildew in 2017, my first year using Thermaculture protocols,” says Dennis Murphy whose family has been growing wine grapes in Alexander…

Steve Recht Elected Vice Chairman of Agrothermal Systems

Steve Recht Elected Vice Chairman of Agrothermal Systems

Today, Agrothermal Systems® Board Chairman, Richard Griffith announced that Board member Steve Recht has been elected Vice Chairman of the Agrothermal Board of Directors. According to Griffith, “Steve brings a diverse financial and senior management background to the Agrothermal Team with…

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